All good food starts from a great seed! Canada's Hemp Seeds Are #1 Superfood! These dehulled hemp seeds (the whole seed without the mineral rich outer shell) are free from gluten, cholesterol, nuts, sodium, and lactose – and being plant based, it may be suitable for people with gluten or lactose intolerance as well as various ethnic and religious dietary requirements. Hemp products range from hemp hearts, protein powders and pressed oils.
Nutrition: Approximately 44% of the weight of hempseed is edible oils, containing about 80% essential fatty acids (EFAs); e.g., linoleic acid, omega-6 (LA, 55%), alpha-linolenic acid, omega-3 (ALA, 22%), in addition to gamma-linolenic acid, omega-6 (GLA, 1–4%) and stearidonic acid, omega-3 (SDA, 0–2%). Proteins (including edestin) are the other major component (33%). Hempseed’s amino acid profile is “complete” when compared to more common sources of proteins such as meat, milk, eggs and soy. Hemp protein contains all nutritionally significant amino acids, including the 9 essential ones adult bodies cannot produce. Proteins are considered complete when they contain all the essential amino acids in sufficient quantities and ratios to meet the body’s needs. The proportions of linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid in one tablespoon (15 ml) per day of the hempseed’s oil easily provides human daily requirements for EFAs.