Let’s talk about hemp!
Hemp seeds are just what they sound like, the seeds of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa 🍃yes,
the same species marijuana but offer only trace amounts of THC.
🍃Hemp seeds are a plant superfood, incredibly nutritious and packed with healthy fats, protein and minerals.
🍃I love them in salads, as a garnish on some soups, sprinkled on some nut butter on a rice cake, or on avocado toast.
🍃About 25% of calories in hemp seeds come from protein. Like quinoa, they are on of the rare plant-based sources of a complete protein, with about 11 grams of protein per 2-3 tablespoons!
🍃A complete protein source means that they provide all of the essential amino acids your body needs but can only acquire from your diet.
🍃Hemp seeds offer healthy fats which help combat skin diseases and aid in digestion, and high amounts of vitamins like E, calcium, potassium, iron and zinc.
🍃Hemp seeds have been linked to lower risk of heart disease and symptoms associated with PMS and menopause.