Hemp seeds contain high quantities of the digestible protein edestin (contains all 10 essential amino acids) and the omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 and GLA essential fatty acids. In this form, hemp seeds are non-germinating yet fully digestible* without soaking (unlike most nuts and seeds).
Get Hemp seeds that are Australian Certified Organic, RAW, VEGAN, and GLUTEN-FREE.Used around the world in a myriad of recipes, hemp seed is the perfect addition to your pantry. A spoonful of your smoothie, salad, rice or pasta is the ideal addition to a nutritionally balanced meal. If you are feeling adventurous, check out the many recipes available to take your cooking repertoire to the next level!Technically a nut, hemp seed typically contains over 30% oil and about 25% protein, with considerable amounts of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Hemp seed oil is over 80% in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and is an exceptionally rich source of the two essential fatty acids (EFAs) linoleic acid (18:2 omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (18:3 omega-3). The omega-6 to the omega-3 ratio (n6/n3) in hemp seed oil is normally between 2:1 and 3:1, which is considered to be optimal for human health. In addition, the biological metabolites of the two EFAs, gamma-linolenic acid (18:3 omega-6; ‘GLA’) and stearidonic acid (18:4 omega-3; ‘SDA’), are also present in hemp seed oil.
The two main proteins in hemp seed are edestin and albumin. Both of these high-quality storage proteins are easily digested and contain nutritionally significant amounts of all essential amino acids. In addition, hemp seed has exceptionally high levels of the amino acid arginine. Hemp seed has been used to treat various disorders for thousands of years in traditional oriental medicine.
Recent clinical trials have identified hemp seed oil as a functional food, and animal feeding studies demonstrate the long-standing utility of hemp seed as an important food resource.