Packed with nutrition, they are an excellent source of edestin protein, which is easily digested by the human body and very similar to human globulin plasma. The edestin protein helps build the immune system, transports oxygen, and regulates hormones.
Hemp seeds have a 3:1 ratio of Omega fatty acids, the perfect ratio for human consumption and health. The Omega fatty acids in hemp seeds support brain and nerve function, as well as supporting cardiovascular and heart health. Omega fatty acids are some of the anti-inflammatory components in hemp seeds.
Hemp seeds are very rich in anti-oxidants and phytonutrients. Like the Omega fatty acids, phytonutrients are also anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidants, and support liver health.
Hemp seeds can be eaten in a variety of ways. I munch on them straight out of the bag; I sprinkle them on salads; I add them to sandwiches; I even add them to smoothies. Versativa’s Hemp Pulse, a mixture of hemp seeds, nuts, fruits, and legumes is another of my dietary favorites (the cherry flavor is wonderful!).
Hemp seeds (also called hemp hearts) have a light, mild, nutty flavor; the flavor seems to be a cross between sesame seeds and walnuts.
I purchase pre-packaged hemp seeds (Nutiva is a well-known brand) and keep them in the refrigerator for freshness.
Regardless of how you add them to your diet, they are a superb addition to any meal, as well as a snack all on their own.