The Total Package

Many people call hemp a “superfood” and for good reason. With a nearly perfect balance of the 2 essential fatty acids, omega 6 and omega 3 (at 3:1), plus iron, vitamin E and all of the essential amino acids, hemp seeds are said to be the most nutritionally complete food source in the world.

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Packs a nutritional punch

Overall, hemp seeds are incredibly healthy. They might just be one of the few superfoods that are actually worthy of their reputation.

High in protein

Hemp protein contains all 20 common amino acids, including the 9 essential and 2 semi-essential amino acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot produce. Proteins are considered complete when they contain all 9 essential amino acids in a sufficient quantity and ratio to meet the body’s protein requirements. This makes hemp seeds perfect for vegans, vegetarians or anyone who is looking to reduce the meat content of their diet. Hemp seed protein can supply all of the protein requirements without the bad fats in meat and without the stomach upset from soy.

 

With a complete collection of amino acids, with ultimately the best digestibility of any vegetable protein, with the added bonus of essential fatty acids, lacking the items found in soy that cause gas, hemp is truly the perfect vegetable source for a high protein food.

 

If you are looking for a high protein food for a high protein diet (but you would rather not eat meat or are not interested in bulking up on whey or soy), hemp as a high protein food is perfect for you. With just a couple of handfuls equaling a full day’s worth of protein, it is the ultimate high protein food.

High in fibre

The most conservative estimates for the amount of fibre you should eat is 25 grams per day for women under 50 and 35 grams for men under 50. Even this is a significantly low estimate compared to a typical vegetarian diet rich with whole grains, fruits and beans.

 

Whole hemp seed has a whopping 16.8 grams of fibre in a 56g serving. Eat a couple of handfuls of whole seed, and you’ve met your minimum daily requirement.

High in good fats

Hemp seed oil has been dubbed, “Nature’s most perfectly balanced oil” due to the fact that it contains the perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of both the required essential fatty acids (EFAs), omega-3 and omega-6, for long-term human consumption. Essential fatty acids are necessary but not produced by the body. They are only obtained through diet.

High in magnesium

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and essential to good health. It’s needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. There is concern that many people may not have enough body stores of magnesium because dietary intake may not be high enough.

 

The bad news is that most of us are deficient in this important mineral. The good news is that hemp seeds are one of the most outstanding food sources for magnesium. Just 28g of hemp seeds contains a whopping 192mg of magnesium – that’s nearly 50% of your RDA!

SUPER FOR...

Athletes

Hemp seeds make a perfect post-exercise snack since they’re a fantastic protein source, ideal for rebuilding muscle after an intense gym workout.

Vegetarians & Vegans

Hemp seeds are the second highest source of whole vegetable protein, containing all 20 amino acids – more than chia seeds AND flaxseeds.

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Hemp seeds may help with weight loss or weight maintenance due to their protein and fibre, both of which trigger satiety, making you feel full.

SUPER YUMMY

Hemp seeds may be eaten shelled, raw, toasted, plain or flavored. Seeds can also be pressed for oil, which results in seed cake that can be ground into flour and protein powder. From seed to oil, protein powders and flour, it is becoming easy to incorporate hemp into any meal.

Adding hemp to your diet is easy.

Check out our Recipes page for delicious ways to add a little hemp in your life.

Not sold yet? Here are some more benefits of hemp:

It's a key food for exercisers, thanks to its levels of iron and phosphorus, important trace elements that maximise oxygen levels.

It's naturally non-genetically modified.

It received a five-star health rating from the Australian Medical Association (AMA).