Hemp Seed Oil can be used as cooking oil
(where it is not heated above 25˚Celcius), to be
added to hot pastas or mixed with salad dressings. Shelled Hemp Seed or Hemp
Seed "nut" (that
which remains after the removal of the seed's outer husk/shell), may be added to many
foods or incorporated in baking.
Pressed Seed Cake or Hemp meal (what
remains after the oil has been pressed out), can be made into a powder or
Hemp Seed is the most nutritious and easily
digestible food on the planet, the only complete source of all the
following: protein, essential amino acids (all 20, including the 9 the body
cannot produce) and essential fatty acids. Hemp is the only food which
supplies all man's dietary needs in one source - the only food which can
sustain human life without any other source of nutrition.
Hemp foods contain 35% carbohydrates, 30%
fat, 35% Fibre, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and vitamins A,
B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D and in particular vitamin E and only 8% saturated fat,
Hemp contains 25%-32% protein, second
only to soy (35%), but the protein in Hemp foods is more easily digestible,
because Hemp contains globular proteins, albumin 33% and 65% Edestin (a
Greek word meaning edible), which have structures very similar to proteins
made by the blood, which makes them readily digestible and available for
cellular function. A handful of Hemp
seed provides the minimum daily requirement of protein for adults. No other
food source provides complete protein in such an easily digestible form, not
even soy. Soy protein content is fairly difficult to digest.
Hemp foods contain all eight Essential
Amino Acids, Leucine, Lysine, Threoine, Phen+tyro, Valine, Meeth+cyst,
Isoleucin, Tryptophan, with higher amounts of each than other main sources
of protein, like egg whites, tofu, human milk and whole cow's milk. Besides
these 8 Essential Amino Acids, Hemp foods also provides the necessary types
and amounts of amino acids the body needs to make serum albumin and serum
globulins, two other amino acids essential to life. All of this makes Hemp a
complete source of protein.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
EFAs are essential to tissue growth and
help regulate many internal functions, which makes consuming them critical.
Essential fatty acids are by definition, essential, because they can't be
produced by the body, but must be obtained through diet, for proper growth
and body functioning.
Hemp has Highest EFA Content
Hemp food (30-36% oil) is the highest in
total essential fatty acids, at 80-81% of total oil volume, of any plant and
provide the perfect ratio of Omega-6 (around 60%) to Omega-3 (20 %), a 3 to
1 ratio; the ratio recommended by health experts. Hemp nut is the only food
item containing every EFA - including rare Stearidonic acid (SDA), and
Gamma-Linolenic acid (GLA) or super Omega-6, which is absent in flax and
other major oils. GLA helps treat neurodermatitis, arthritis, and PMS and
together SDA and GLA reduce symptoms of atopic dermatitis and other skin
EFAs help organ muscles to contract,
regulate stomach acid, help lower blood pressure, help maintain body
temperature, regulate hormone levels, and break up cholesterol, while aiding
in fat transportation and metabolism. The EFAs in Hemp also help improve
EFAs support the immune system and guard
against viral infection. Thus, they help cancer, HIV, and other patients
whose immune systems are weakened. By reinforcing the immune system, Hemp
foods help aid in making a person healthy. Health experts have concluded
that a diet rich in EFAs is one way to ensure that a person becomes and
Here are some the conditions which may be
helped by EFAs: addictions, arthritis, attention deficit disorder, cancer,
cardiovascular diseases, constipation, diabetes, diarrhoea, earache, oedema,
fatigue, immune deficiency, menopause, MS, obesity, osteoporosis,
premenstrual syndrome, tuberculosis, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis
and skin conditions such as eczema, neuro-dermititis, and psoriasis.
EFAs also aid in cardiovascular health,
which most Americans could improve upon, help stop sudden cardiac death,
help improve mood in Bipolar cases and EFAs also help the reproductive
system and should be consumed regularly by all pregnant women, because EFAs
are vital to infant development.
Hemp's nutrients are the most important
things we can get in our diets, and we are not getting enough. As
of now, 90% of people do not get enough EFAs into their diet. This is
critical because a deficiency in EFAs will result in changes in cell
structure (cancer), brittle and dull hair and nails, plus dandruff,
allergies and possibly dermatitis.
Hemp foods could help reverse the World's
negative eating habits and make us healthier. Hemp could help us maintain
our cholesterol levels while we continue to eat large amounts of animal
products. We need EFAs to break down the cholesterol we ingest, so we don't
get strokes and heart attacks.
Since Hemp is the only food source with
all the Essential Fatty Acids and contains them in perfect proportions (3
: 1, Omega 6 to Omega 3), contain all the essential amino acids, and all the
protein needed to continue life, it seems silly to ban them.
Why ban the
most nutritious food source on earth? Seems kind of like a miracle that one
food source could contain everything a person needs and in the perfect