Hemp seeds provide us with high-quality plant protein; they’re one of nature’s best sources of strength – a high-fibre, protein-rich wholefood that can be used to supplement your dietary protein requirements or to incorporate more sustainable protein sources in your diet.
Hemp is considered a superior protein source due to the fact it is a complete, sustainable protein source, including the nine essential amino acids that your body is unable to produce on its own and so we must obtain these from our diet. Amino acids are the building blocks for all protein in our bodies, and since hemp seeds have above-average digestibility, you’ll get the maximum absorption of your protein intake.
Hemp seeds are a wonderful protein source with more than 25 per cent of their total calories coming from high-quality protein. Per 30 gram serving, hemp seeds will provide you with 10 grams of plant protein which is considerably more compared to a serving of flax or chia.
Hemp seeds also contain an optimal ratio of Omega 3, 6 and 9, plus GLA, a natural fatty acid which has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body. You’ll also find hemp seeds are a good source of iron and calcium and contain a variety of other nutrients, including B vitamins, magnesium and vitamin E… the list goes on.
So if you’re already gearing up to toss this nutrient-dense whole food into your salad or post-workout smoothie, absolutely go for it – you can expect a buttery texture and nutty taste that tastes great in practically everything. Hemp seeds have a flavour profile similar to pine nuts.