Hemp seeds: properties, benefits and how to take them


Hemp , Cannabis sativa , a plant that is obtained from fabric to make clothes, oil to construction material through seeds for human consumption (which do not contain THC).

Hemp seeds are very rich in nutrients and can be used in different ways. For example, among the recipes with hemp we can prepare vegetable drink or hemp milk and they can be added to both salty and sweet cooking recipes because it has a mild flavor that could remind us of sunflower seeds or hazelnuts . Read more in the article How to use hemp, chia and flax seeds .

Nutritional value of hemp seeds

Hemp seeds are usually found peeled, already without the shell and ready to take.

For every 100 grams, hemp seeds provide 580 kcalories.

Of 100 grams of hemp, 45 g are fat, 37 g vegetable protein, 7 g of carbohydrates, 5 g of water and 3 g of dietary fiber.

Hemp seeds have minerals like magnesium, zinc, calcium, and iron.

Of the vitamins we can highlight their vitamin E content.

Hemp seeds properties

Hemp as a source of vegetable protein . A correct protein intake is important to maintain good health, and hemp seeds are one of the best sources of vegetable protein, containing the 9 essential amino acids that must be incorporated through food because our body is not capable of producing them. They are very interesting especially during the growth stages, for vegans and vegetarians and for athletes or people with a very active lifestyle.

Hemp seeds for constipation . The fiber content of hemp helps prevent or improve constipation and helps keep the large intestine in good condition and prevent diseases.

Hemp seeds as a source of beneficial fats . Hemp provides us with essential fatty acids such as omega 3 and omega 6, which we must incorporate through food and are essential to stay healthy because they participate in important functions of our body.

Hemp for PMS and Menopause . The fatty acids in hemp seeds improve premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopause by helping to balance hormones and by being able to combat the typical inflammation that occurs in these two conditions.

Hemp seeds as a source of magnesium . Very important for bones and teeth, for the nervous, muscular or protein synthesis systems. The lack of this mineral can cause growth problems, irritability, muscle weakness or nerve disorders. The nuts are the best source of magnesium.

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Hemp seeds benefits

They have a protective effect against cardiovascular diseases

They help regulate blood sugar (glycemia)

Hemp seeds have great antioxidant power

They help to delay cellular aging

Hemp improves inflammatory states

They are beneficial to combat periods of tiredness and fatigue

Hemp seeds can help improve skin ailments

Read How to grow hemp

How to take hemp seeds

Hemp can be consumed in different ways:

Ground or crushed, added to any dish, such as salads, roasts, soups, pasta, etc. Of course, grind the seeds just at the time you are going to use them because they are rich in fat and will quickly turn rancid.

Adding them whole to recipes for breads, cookies, cakes, etc.

Hemp oil can be used to make sauces, as a dressing, and can even be used on the face, body, and hair.

Hemp flour can be used together with other flours in the preparation of doughs, cakes, muffins, breads, cookies, etc.

Sprouted hemp seeds. This is a very interesting and different way to consume them. Read how to germinate seeds .


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