Used for centuries, hemp seed has a distinct nutty taste with a slight greenish cast from the chlorophyll.


Do not confuse hemp with marijuana, while they both belong to the same plant species, they’re two distinct varieties.


Marijuana: has a high delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol content, or THC, which supplies the sought-after psychotropic effect, but low in cannabidiol content, or CBD, which has medicinal properties.


Hemp: is typically high in CBD and low in THC, meaning it has limited or no potential in making the user feel “high”.


Hemp seeds can be used to make hemp nut butter where the oil has been described as having a pleasantly nutty, slightly bitter taste, and off-yellow to dark green colouring.


Health Benefits


  • Hemp is a superfood with a plentiful supply of proteins, where it is one of the only naturally occurring plant based foods to contain all 20 essential amino acids. (1)


  • Hemp seeds contain a balanced 1:3 ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids (which is essential as your body cannot naturally produce this) These compounds are a perfect balance to help improve brain function, reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, lower the risk of heart disease and help to increase energy and act as a potential weight loss. (2)


  • Contains an abundance of unsaturated fatty acids, it can easily oxidize, so it’s not recommended for frying or baking. (3)


  • Hemp seeds are very high in antioxidants and fibre, which is more digestible than any other high-protein food. (4) (5)


  • Hemp seeds contain the minerals: iron, zinc and copper as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium, carotene, which combine to help regulate metabolic, digestive and neurological functions in the body. (6)


  • Hemp seed is particularly high in vitamin E (tocopherol) and carotene which are great phytonutrients for improving vision and ageing skin. (7)


  • Hemp seeds contain essential B-Vitamins thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin B6 and vitamin E which the metabolic breakdown of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. (8)


Hemp Seed Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, hemp seed

  Amt. Per
% Daily
Calories 240
Calories from Fat 6
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 4.1 g
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary Fibre 5 g
Protein 32 g
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.





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