Hemp Seed 101: A Quick Guide

Hemp seeds (nicknamed hemp hearts) are delicate small seeds that carry a big nutritious hit. Let’s find out more, then, shall we?

First of all, the most frequent question MOST people would ask when it comes to hemp seeds is this; do they originate from the very same plant as medical cannabis? Hemp seeds and cannabis derive from the very same plant type, but from different strains.

THC, which is the main ingredient in cannabis, is naturally present in trace quantities in the cores of hemp, but the amount is so small. A good comparison would be the level of opium that you discover in poppy seeds. Which means that eating hemp seeds are 100% safe, nutritious and legitimate, and there’s absolutely no danger of them making you intoxicated.

And now that we’ve answered that question, let’s learn about all the incentives as to why you would want to incorporate these little super seeds into your food, beginning with the actuality that they’re delicious.

What does it taste like?

If you’ve never tried the hemp hearts before, they have a very mild, somewhat nutty flavour and, unlike many other seeds, they have a really creamy texture that allows them to be flexible, so they’re easy to mix into anything like they’re sprinkling over the top.

You should mix it with your granola, cereal or yogurt. They are also nice tossed on a salad or used as breading for some fish or chicken, blended in a smoothie or combined in some organic hemp milk.

What are the nutritional benefits?

In terms of Nutritive value, they are ought to be one of the most ideal foods in nature.

Just 3 tablespoons of hemp seed contain 10 grams of total protein and 300 milligrams of Omega-3 fatty acids (which is the optimal body ratio for these fatty acids; two portions of Omega 3 and one portion of Omega 6). These healthy fats help support the health of the brain and heart, reduce triglycerides, minimize inflammation and strengthen the immune system.

Hemp seeds are also abundant in magnesium, zinc and phosphorus, and they are high in fibre and low in carbs. They really fit in nicely to any diet and are especially helpful to vegans and vegetarians because they are a perfect plant-based protein.

Where can I buy them?

Hemp seeds can be sold in most of the major grocery stores, either in the nuts and seeds, whole grains or cereals sections.   

Or you can keep it super easy and order it online because when it comes to hemp products Australia has many dealers that offer them.

How to store them?

When you bring your hemp seeds home, you have to keep the seeds in a cool and dry place or even in the refrigerator, so you’re sure to preserve all the good fats in the seeds.

This is just quick guide on what hempseeds are. There is so much more to discuss on this topic like the potential benefits they have and how they differ from their psychoactive counterparts.