A Meat Alternative

What makes hemp seeds stand out from other plant-based foods is their complete protein profile. Hemp seeds are one of the very few plant-based foods that contains all the essential amino acids, which cannot be produced by the body. As such, they are one of the best protein options for vegans and vegetarians.

Hemp seeds are also renowned for their good source of iron. They are one of the iron-containing foods that vegans and vegetarians can choose to include as part of their diet. The absorption of non-heme iron, which is found in hemp seeds and other plant-based foods such as legumes, tofu and some vegetables, can be increased by adding vitamin C-rich vegetables and fruits at meals and snacks.

 

Healthy Fats

The potential of hemp seeds goes beyond the presence of high-quality protein and iron. Hemp seeds are a great source of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. They are exceptionally beneficial to health with their naturally balanced ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids of 3.75:1.

 

Rich in Vitamins and Minerals

Hemp seeds are unique from other plant-based foods for their abundance and array of minerals. They are an excellent source for phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and manganese. Each mineral plays different yet important roles to maintain good health, including supporting bone health, heart health, brain development, and strengthening the immune system.

Hemp seeds are also notable for the presence of a number of vitamins. They are an excellent source of thiamine, which helps the body with energy production. They are also a source of riboflavin, vitamin B6 and folate, which plays a role in energy production, assists with carrying oxygen in blood and helps with red blood cell production, respectively.

 

Source of Fibre

Like many edible nuts and seeds, hemp seeds are a source of fibre. Fibre promotes regular bowel movements, provides satiety, controls blood sugar and helps maintain a healthy body weight. And that’s not all; fibre may also lower your risk for heart disease and some types of cancer.

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