Toasted Hemp Seed
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Originating in central Asia, hemp is one of the oldest cultivated crops in history and has been a valuable source of food, oil, fiber, and medicine for nearly 10,000 years. Hemp is used for food and for its fiber across the globe. North American colonies started to grow hemp in the 17th century due to the European demand for hemp fiber. More recently, hemp seeds have regained popularity due to their nutritional benefit. The creamy seeds are packed with protein, fiber, omega 3’s, vitamins and minerals, and are a simple and nutritious addition to today’s healthy diet.
A small, crunchy seed with a nutty flavor, whole hemp seeds can be eaten straight out of the bag or mixed into cereal, yogurt, salad, or soup. This protein and fiber powerhouse is a simple way to add more nutrition to any meal.
Refrigerate after opening. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 year.
Hemp seeds are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. According to the Mayo Clinic, Omega 3’s are beneficial to brain, immune, and cardiovascular health, and are thought to improve cholesterol levels.
Hemp is a protein powerhouse - one serving of hemp seeds has a whopping 10g of complete protein.
Hemp seeds are rich in fiber. A high fiber diet has been shown to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, improve digestion, help to lower blood sugar levels, and contribute to healthy weight.
Hemp seeds are incredibly rich in minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and zinc. Iron is especially important in the production of red blood cells, oxygenating the body, and energy production.
Hemp seeds are cholesterol-free and sodium-free. They are anti-inflammatory and heart-healthy.
Hemp can be sprouted and added to salads or eaten on their own. Sprouting seeds increases their digestibility and availability of nutrients.
Hemp does not contain the psychoactive compound THC.
Hemp seeds can be made into hemp milk – an alternative to dairy that can be used in the same way.
You can do more than eat hemp – the seeds and plant fibers can be made into many things including beauty products, paper, clothing, and construction materials.
Hemp is being researched as biodegradable replacement for plastic. Hemp composite dashboards currently grace over 2 million cars on the road today!
American presidents Washington and Jefferson grew hemp. It was also a subsidized crop during World War 2.