FACT: Hemp Seed Nutrition a complete mineral content indicates that hemp is especially high in the most needed minerals: Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Sulphur. It is also low in heavy metals like Strontium, Thorium, Arsenic, and Chromium.
The vitamin content isn’t that high, but compares favourably with other grains – but then, you can eat your veggies and get in all the needed Vitamins.
Hemp’s Benefits For Nutrition and Medicine:
• contains 6 immune-boosting essential fatty acids found in perfect ratio for human consumption
• protein content consists of 65% of the most digestible form of protein, allowing the protein to be easily assimilated by the human body, making it a great source for vegans and vegetarians
• contains 9 essential amino acids, 19 in total
• contains carotene, vitamin C, E, B1, B2, B3 and B6
• mineral content includes phosphorus, calcium, potassium, magnesium, silica, and iron
• outer shell is a form of insoluble fibre, which, when broken down, becomes a cleansing agent for the digestive tract and is an effective intestinal lubricant
• stimulates growth of hair and nails
• improves health of skin
• reduces inflammation
• carries toxins to the surface of the skin, the intestinal tract, kidneys and lungs where they can be expelled
• used in the treatment of glandular atrophy, gallstones, kidney degeneration, acne, and menstrual irregularity
• reduces blood serum cholesterol levels
• lowers blood pressure
• helps to reduce fever
Hemp seeds contain up to 24-28% protein. A handful of seed provides the minimum daily requirement for adults. Hemp lab testing confirms that hemp has a high quality protein content that contains all eight essential amino acids in the correct proportions that humans need. I have found in my own research that hemp has actually nine essential amino acids but there seems to be a debate in the scientific community how many essential amino acids there actually are. Some say eight, others say nine. The basic proteins in hemp are easy to digest. They are composed of 80% edestine, the most digestible of all protein types. Soybeans contain a higher total percentage of protein, but these are complex proteins that many people find difficult to digest and Soy contains inhibitors that stop humans from easily digesting and assimilating the protein.
A relativlely unknown fact, when scientists developed the base vegetable protein model they called it “Edestine” – one wonders why .. not!
And they taste great! A win, win all the way ~