Hemp has been used by people for thousands of years, and with good reason as it is incredibly versatile and adds goodness to anything from clothing and beauty products to food and milk to name but a few.
Mostly known for its nutritional value, the list of health benefits is long, here are a six of the most important ones:
- One and a half tablespoons of hemp seeds contain no less than five grams of protein, 86 milligrams of magnesium, 10 percent daily value of iron, 1245 milligrams of Omega-3 fatty acids and 436 milligrams of Omega-6 fatty acids.
- One of the Omega-6 acids, gamma linolenic acid (or GLA), is an excellent source of anti-inflammatory hormones that support a healthy metabolism and good skin, hair and nails.
- Like flaxseeds, hemp seeds contain all ten of the essential amino acids.
- It’s protein source is much more digestible than others, and won’t leave you feeling bloated.
- Hemp seeds contain anti-aging antioxidants such as vitamin E.
- They’re also rich in other minerals such as zinc and phosphorus.
Sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle
So in short: Hemp is quite simply a super-seed. One of our favourite ways to use hemp is in cooking. Use as oil or use in seed form. Hemp seeds especially carry tons of nutritional benefits and can be used in numerous amounts of recipes, but the easiest has to be when used to sprinkle. Sprinkle on salads, sprinkle over rice, sprinkle over vegetables, sprinkle on yoghurts or cereal, sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle.