The nutritional composition of hemp seed is quite unique and exceptional! Whole hemp seeds contain approximately 36% dietary fat, 26% high quality and digestible protein and 31% carbohydrates comprised mainly of dietary fiber, in addition to an interesting array of vitamins and minerals.
Hemp seeds’ dietary fat is primarily composed of polyunsaturated fats or the “good fats”. Hemp seed oil’s fatty acid profile is comprised of 80% polyunsaturated fats, 11% monounsaturated fats, 9% saturated fats and zero trans fats. Health organizations1 have recommended that fat intake should make up 20% to 35% of your total calories. They further recommend that most of your fat intake should come from polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, while limiting the intake of trans and saturated fats. Hemp seed dietary fat meets this recommendation.
Hemp seed contains zero trans fat and is cholesterol-free. You do not have worry about your heart and cardiovascular system.
Hemp seed contains one of the highest concentrations of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). EFAs are vital for good health but cannot be manufactured by our body, and so they must be present in our diet through the foods we eat. EFAs are both important components of cell membranes and are precursors for substances in the body involved with regulating blood pressure and inflammatory responses.
Hemp seed uniquely contains naturally-occurring Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Stearidonic Acid (SDA). GLA and SDA are direct metabolites of Omega-6 and Omega-3 EFAs, respectively. These two metabolites are important for anti-inflammation and auto-immune functions in our bodies.
Hemp seeds are a source of high quality, plant based protein. Analysis of hemp food proteins has resulted in a Protein Rating of 402 and above, meaning that the protein content in hemp foods is not only present in high amounts, but also of a high quality!
Hemp protein is free of trypsin-inhibitors. Trypsin is a key enzyme that breaks down peptide bonds in proteins, enabling more efficient protein uptake in the human body.
Trypsin inhibitors which are found in other protein rich sources like soy can cause flatulence. Hemp seed and foods not only contain a high quality protein, available in high amounts, but they are also free of inhibitors that impede protein digestion making hemp highly digestible.
Hemp protein is very high in dietary fiber. Fiber helps to keep the digestive system healthy and functioning properly. The dietary fiber found in hemp is primarily composed of insoluble fiber.
Hemp is inherently gluten and lactose free. Gluten is a type of protein found in most grains commonly used in cereals and baked goods. Most people allergic to gluten have a similar reaction to lactose and soy. Hemp foods naturally have zero gluten and lactose content.3
A Source of Vitamins and Minerals.
Each vitamin or mineral does a specific job in the body and some of them do extra work in teams, to keep body cells healthy. Some of the vitamins and minerals present in hemp that benefit our health and well being are:
WHY HEMP FOODS?
Source of Naturally Balanced Nutritional Goodness.
Hemp foods are a plant-based, gluten-free 3, lactose-free and nut-free product. These characteristics make hemp foods a natural alternative for vegans, vegetarians, and people sensitive to gluten, lactose and nuts.
Processed in a certified Kosher and Halal facility, our food products also cater to various ethnic and religious groups.
Versatile Food Product.
Hemp foods can be consumed as a snack; sprinkled over or mixed in with other foods, fruits or vegetables; or used as a natural, healthy, nutritious ingredient in a wide variety of recipes including baked goods, sauces, dips, marinades, salad dressings, yogurt or power drinks.
Environmentally-Friendly and Sustainable.
Hemp is naturally resistant to most pests and can be relatively weed competitive precluding the use of pesticides and herbicides. There is currently no genetically engineered hemp (GMO-Free) and hemp seed production requires minimum inputs as compared to other seeds and grains.
Hemp seed contains one of the highest concentrations of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) categorized as Omega-6 and Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) in an ideal 3:1 ratio. EFAs are vital for good health but cannot be manufactured by our body, and so they must be present in our diet through the foods we eat. EFAs are both important components of cell membranes and are precursors for substances in the body involved with regulating blood pressure and inflammatory esponses.