Technically a nut, hemp seeds are very nutritious. They have a mild, nutty flavor and are often referred to as hemp hearts.
Hemp seeds are a good source of polyunsaturated and essential fatty acids. They have about a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, which is considered in the optimal range.
Studies suggest that your immune system depends on the balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
Each serving of Hemp Hearts offers 10g of plant protein, 12g of Omegas 3 & 6, all 9 essential amino acids.
Studies have shown that giving hemp seed oil to people with eczema may improve blood levels of essential fatty acids.
Though hemp seeds have only recently become popular in the West, they’re a staple food in many societies and provide excellent nutritional value.
They are very rich in healthy fats, high-quality protein and several minerals.
Overall, hemp seeds are incredibly healthy. They may be one of the few superfoods worthy of their reputation.