Hemp seeds do come from the cannabis plant, but from a different variety than the one that is used to make marijuana, so no need to be alarmed (no THC)! Hemp seeds are completely safe to eat, and in fact are VERY good for you!
Hulled hemp seeds have a nutty flavor that make them a super addition to yogurt, smoothies, cereal, or salads. Three tablespoons contain 10 grams of protein, and they contain all the essential amino acids, so they are great source of complete protein. They also contain 48% of your daily requirement for magnesium, which is an important mineral that is often not consumed in adequate amounts by most Americans.
They have the “perfect” ratio of 3:1 omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids, and have high levels of gamma linolenic acid. GLA has numerous health benefits including decreasing inflammation and helping to prevent cancer. It also plays a role in maintaining the reproductive system and brain function health, as well as regulating metabolism. Who couldn’t benefit from hemp seeds, right!? I even put a spoonful in Cricket’s homemade dog chow!
…..SO sprinkle these little nutty seeds onto your breakfast today!
Recipes with HEMP SEEDS:
Check out the kind of hemp seeds I feed my family!