Hemp Seed Nutritional Information
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Hemp seeds are a great source of lean protein for vegetarians and vegans and are easy to add to your meals. They’re particularly great for vegetarians following a high-protein diet, such as the Slow Carb Diet. You can sprinkle them on salads, noodles dishes and vegetable stir-fries, or add them into a morning breakfast bowl or smoothie. But what nutrients are you getting when you do? What is the nutritional value of hemp seeds?
According to CalorieCount, one serving of hemp seeds, which is three tablespoons, provides:
- Calories: 180, Calories from Fat 126
- Total Fat 14.0g 22%,
- Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%, Polyunsaturated Fat 10.0g, Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
- Potassium 300mg 9%
- Total Carbohydrates 2.0g 1%
- Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
- Protein 10.0g
- Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 2%, Iron: 20%
Essential Fatty Acids
Hemp seeds are great for getting a little extra protein here and there, but most people love hemp seeds for their essential fatty acids, that is, their Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.
Three tablespoons of hemp seeds (one serving) provide 7.5 grams of Omega-6 fatty acids and 3 grams of Omega-3 as well as 0.6 grams of Super Omega-6 Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) and 0.3 g Super Omega-3 Stearidonic Acid (SDA). Along with flax oil and flax seeds, hemp seeds are one of the best vegetarian and vegan sources of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
Along with protein, fiber, and iron, hemp seeds are also a great source of a host of other vital nutrients, including magnesium, thiamin, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese and Vitamin E.
Hemp seeds are great for getting a little extra protein here and there, but most people love them for their essential fatty acids and other nutrients.
Hemp seed butter 100g
- Energy 610kcal/2514kJ
- total fat 50 g
- saturated fat 4 g
- trans fat 0 g
- monounsaturated fat 11 g
- polyunsaturated fat 35 g
- linoleic acid (omega 6) 24 g
- linolenic acid (omega 3) 11 g
- cholesterol 0 mg
- total carbohydrates 9 g
- sugars 2.3 g
- dietary fiber 17 g
- protein 17 g
- sodium 0.6 g
Hemp is an ancient cultivated plant, originating from South Asia. These were brought to Latvia by caravan roads already in the 8th century. In the old times they were used in multiple ways (contrary to nowadays) – as fibre for textiles, for food and medicine. Our ancestors used hemp seeds as one of the key protein sources during fasting, when meat and milk was avoided. For some time their cultivation and usage was neglected, but nowadays, considering the improvement and preservation of ecologic environment, they are cultivated worldwide. Demand for natural fibres is increasing. Also in Latvia the cultivation of hemp is growing.
Hemp seeds contain many plant proteins, amino acids, fibres, carbohydrates, as well as potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphor and other compounds and oil containing the unsaturated fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6, which are of high value for the human body.
Hemp seeds may be consumed whole, with sprouts and grounded, but milk can be made from these as well. In order the human body can get maximum benefit from the seeds, they are recommended to be eaten grounded.
Hemp seeds are good for your body – they strengthen immunity and clean arteries from cholesterol plates, they reduce stress and prevent insomnia; used in case of metabolic disorder. It produces more milk for the new mothers, while contributes to the growth of children, because they boost appetite, give energy and strength.
Hemp butter is deemed the healthiest product of hemp, because it contains fats, proteins, carbohydrates and fibres. Hemp butter is made of roasted and ground seeds or seeds mashed in masher.
This butter is spread on bread and added to other dishes – potatoes, peas, cottage cheese, porridges and ordinary butter.
Hemp butter by „Iecavnieks&Co” is sold under the name ”Kaņepju pavalgs” (hemp-seed butter) containing ground hemp seeds and vegetable oil. The content is due to its value, because it does not contain cholesterol and it can be stored longer in the refrigerator.
Bear in mind – the hemp-seed butter by „Iecavnieks&Co” does not contain THC or the narcotic, which is in the green parts of the hemps.
Hemp seed butter 100g Nutrition facts: Energy 610kcal/2514kJ total fat 50 g of which: saturated fat 4 g trans fat 0 g monounsaturated fat 11 g