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Hemp Seed Nutrition
Hempseed's are actually little nuts called "achenes" they have a hard thin shell with a tiny nutritious nut inside. They are called "seeds" because of their size, but don't let that fool you they are a powerhouse of nutrition offered in many different forms.
Toasted Hemp Seeds
Toasted hempseed's are an excellent source of fiber and they are the only edible seeds with gamma linolenic acid GLA – a fatty acid thought to have anti-cancer agents. Toasted hemp seeds are a great snack by themselves or mixed in trail mix or added to any dish for extra texture and crunch.
Hulled Hemp Seeds or Hemp Hearts (raw with no shell)
Hulled hempseed's have a soft nutty taste. You only need 2 tablespoons a day to receive all of the nutritional benefits hempseed's have to offer. They are great sprinkled on salads, mixed in yogurt or oatmeal. You can incorporate them into just about any dish and they don't overpower the flavor or taste at all.
Refined Hemp Seed Oil
Refined hempseed oil is clear and colorless, with little flavor and lacks natural vitamins and antioxidants. Refined hempseed oil is primarily used in body care products. Industrial hempseed oil is used in lubricants, paints, inks, fuel, and plastics. It has also received attention in recent years as a possible feedstock for the large-scale production of biodiesel. There are a number of organizations that promote the production and use of hempseed oil.
"Cold Pressed" Hemp Seed Oil
Cold pressed hemp seed oil is obtained by pressing the hempseed's to obtain the oil.
Cold pressed, unrefined hempseed oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a nutty flavor. The darker the color, the grassier the flavor.
Cold pressed hemp seed oil is sometimes referred to as "hemp oil" which is misleading because "hemp oil" is derived from the flowers of the plant and contains THC.
The proportions of linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in one tablespoon of cold pressed hemp seed oil per day (15 ml) easily provides human daily requirements for EFAs.
This rich, nutritious oil can be blended in salad dressings, sauces, smoothies or drizzled on any dish for nutritional benefits. It has a mild nutty taste and will not over power the flavor of your dish.
All of Forbidden Leaf Hemp Seed Oil skin care products contain "cold pressed" not "refined" hemp seed oil and that sets us apart with a higher quality product.
Hemp Seed Milk
Hemp milk is made by pulverizing the seeds, blending them with water and straining out the solid residue. Hemp seed butter can also be made. It is finely ground and pressed from the hemp seed, similar in consistency to almond or peanut butter.
Hemp Seed Protein Powder
Another form of nutrition from the hempseed that is growing fast in popularity is hempseed protein powder. It's high in amino acids which make it a complete protein. It is one of the cleanest most whole food sources of protein powder you can use. Blend in shakes, smoothies or use in baking.
Hemp Seed Sprouts
An extremely nutritious sprout from a delicious seed. Hemp sprouts start growing in three days and can be harvested within a week. The sprouts are a rich source of vegetable protein and can be used in salads or as a filler in sandwiches. For information on how to grow your own sprouts here's a link. https://sproutpeople.org/growing-hemp-sprouts/
Raw Hemp/Cannabis Leaves
Raw Cannabis activates the brains cannabinoid system which triggers an antioxidant release. These antioxidants act as a cleaner and remove damaged cells from the body. Raw cannabis improves the efficiency of the cells in our body. It is not psycho active unless it is heated (smoked) it contains powerful disease fighting compounds known as cannabinoids that naturally work in conjunction with the endocannabinoid system in the human body.
Create your own salad recipe by adding hemp or cannabis leaves and toasted or hulled hemp seeds to you favorite salad recipe for a nutritious and delicious addition.
Raw cannabis juice is loaded with non-psychoactive, antioxidant, anti-– inflammatory and anticancer nutrient compounds known as Canabidiol (CBD's) which is growing to be a "superfood " capable of preventing and reversing a host of diseases. Technically Cannabis is considered just a vegetable with unique immune regulating capabilities.
Dana Dwight is the founder and owner of the amazing Forbidden Leaf Hemp Seed Oil Lotion & Soap Co.
We are proud to have her as member of our team, sharing her knowledge and experience with us and the whole community.