It also contains protein, of a similar quantity found in flaxseeds. Additionally, hemp seeds are an excellent source of dietary fibre, and are particularly high in nutrients including vitamins B1 and B3, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc.
Hemp seed comes from the hemp plant, however hemps seeds themselves do not contain any cannabinoids or psychoactive substances. To produce the oil, the seeds are normally cold pressed to ensure that key nutrients and essential fatty acids are conserved.
Hemp is available at HealthPost in many forms including:
- Hemp based protein powders
- Hemp seeds
- Hemp seed oil liquid
- Hemp seed oil in capsules
- Hemp seed oil in natural skincare
Benefits & Uses
Essential fatty acids:
Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids found in hemp are beneficial for assisting with the healthy function of the heart, brain and healthy joints, as well as supporting general health and wellbeing.
Hemp is a great source of fibre which is essential for the healthy function of the digestive system, particularly with keeping regular bowel motions. Fibre may also aid in the management of healthy body weight and cholesterol levels. Hemp seed is an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fibre.
Hemp seed is a great source of plant based protein, and provides around 11g per two tablespoons – around the same amount as 2 eggs. Hemp also contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein source.
Hemps fatty acid profile provides skin support from the inside out, helping to support both skin moisture and a youthful appearance. Hemp seed oil can also be used topically and is popular in natural skincare to nourish skin and balance oil production.
Please note that hemp seed is not suitable for heating.