Organic Hempseeds are one of the world’s superfoods! Rich in protein, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, and fiber, hemp is a nutty, but pleasant tasting seed that is immensely beneficial to one’s health! There are many ways you can incorporate hempseeds into your diet if you prefer to not eat them alone.
Industrial Hemp Plants
Organic Shelled Hempseeds
The 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids makes hempseed’s balance of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fats the perfect proportion for human dietary needs. It has long been known that Omega-3 fatty acids are strongly linked to improved cardiovascular health, and less risk of heart attack. Omega-3’s are also a great anti-inflammatory, and most of our diseases today are a result of inflammation in the body. Fish is one source of Omega-3’s, but can also be contaminated with mercury, so you should limit your consumption. Omega-6 fatty acid also produces these same health benefits, but they need to be consumed in the right amounts. In today’s world of fast food, frozen dinners, and high calorie snacks, it is not uncommon for people to be getting about 15 times more Omega-6 than Omega-3. You ‘should be’ eating about two to three times as much Omega-6 as Omega-3. Washington DC’s center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health suggests that eating Omega-6’s and Omega-3’s in the wrong proportions may actually negate the health benefits.
Hempseed is also loaded with all 20 amino acids (including the 9 essential) which our bodies cannot produce. Hempseeds are a more digestible protein than meat, whole eggs, cheese, milk, or any other high protein food. This densely nutritious food is an excellent addition to the diet of anyone looking for plant-based protein, and is preferred by many vegetarians and vegans. One serving (about three tablespoons, or 1 1/2 oz) of hempseeds provides a whopping 10 grams of protein (about 20% of the recommended daily intake of 0.36 grams per pound of bodyweight). In addition, a serving provides 50% of the RDI of magnesium and phosphorus, 25% of zinc, 15% of iron, and 1 gram of fiber (4% of the RDI).
This densely nutritious food is great for sprinkling over yogurt or salads, adding to shakes, or including in baked or sautéed dishes. They are delicious eaten raw as well!
Where to get Organic Hemp Seeds
A very high quality, organic, raw, shelled hempseed that is non-GMO and gluten-free can be purchased online by clicking the link below. This Shelled Hempseed is packaged in safe, convenient, BPA-free packaging. Get your’s today!
Some History About Industrial Hemp
Cultivated for thousands of years throughout Asia and the Middle East before finally making its way to Europe and then the Americas, industrial hemp is an extremely versatile and hardy plant. It is one of the world’s fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 8,000 years ago. Its many uses include food products, textiles, building materials, bio-plastics, auto parts and more. Hemp is not to be confused with marijuana. Although the two plants are related, industrial hemp products contain only trace levels of THC (less than 10ppm) and will not cause a psychoactive effect. It was once widely grown in the United States for its fiber used for parachutes, rope, webbing, shoes, and clothing during WWII. Hemp fibers are commonly blended with other organic fibers such as flax, cotton, or silk to make woven fabrics for apparel and furnishings. Believe it or not, in 1941 – 1942 Henry Ford built an experimental car body made from hemp fiber that was ten times stronger than steel! In 1941 the medicinal uses of industrial hemp were repressed in the US. Unfortunately, industrial hemp was totally banned in 1957. In 1998 Canada legalized legal cultivation of industrial hemp. As of 2011, the US was the only developed country that had not established industrial hemp as an agricultural crop. In 2014 President Obama legalized limited hemp farming in the United States. The opposition to industrial hemp came primarily from the Hearst and DuPont interests. Hearst did not want any threat to their forest holdings, and the DuPont’s had developed new plastics and didn’t want any competition from hemp which offered many advantages over the plastics. Today, the Hemp Farming Act 2018 bill was introduced in Congress and is seeking to exempt industrial hemp from the Controlled Substance Act’s definition of marijuana. We need to make sure it is passed! Hemp is the world’s most sustainable plant as it is easily cultivated and grown in a variety of areas, does not deplete the soil and requires less water than other crops. Passage of this bill would open up a whole new set of prospects to farmers across America!
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