Although they come out as seeds because of their name, hemp seeds are actually fruits that are tiny and round just like sunflower seeds. When tasting and ingesting, you will find them as just as soft but less crunchy. Hemp seeds are good sources of biologically digestible proteins including ten essential amino acids. A tablespoon will have five grams of protein plus magnesium and iron. The teaspoon servings contain 1245 milligrams of omega-6 and omega-3 to the ratio of 3:1 respectively. This includes an important omega-6 fat called GLA that aids in the building of good anti-inflammatory hormones. This means that consumption of hemp in any form leads to better skin, hair and nails. When compared to other proteins, you will find that the Hemp seed protein is more digestible and therefore quite effective as a nutritional source.
The use of the food goes back to at least a thousand years in various applications. One important thing to note is that hemp seed does not possess severe psychotropic effects like those caused by marijuana. The plant may be distantly related to cannabis, but it has significantly low levels of the psychedelic chemical THC, and therefore, it does not qualify as a psychoactive drug.
Other than the main nutrients contained in the seed, it also carries anti-aging oxidants like vitamin E. Since they are tiny fruits, hemp seeds can be used as simple food additives to your smoothies or serve as key ingredients in a variety of recipes. You can add to cookies and cakes or crush the seeds and eat them raw with your salad or cereal mix. Today, most hemp seeds are available as hemp protein powder in supplement stores, at the nearest convenience store, and in major supermarket chains.
The biggest reason for using this wonder seed is the fact that hemp oil is the richest source of Omega-3 components compared to what you would get from other sources such as fish and fish oil supplements. The high concentration of GLA works well to assist people who are otherwise too ill for their enzymes to synthesize it from other fats.