Hempseed as a nutritional resource: An overview

J.C. Callaway Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kuopio, FIN-70211 Kuopio, Finland

The seed of Cannabis sativa L. has been an important source of nutrition for thousands of years in Old World cultures. Non-drug varieties of Cannabis , commonly referred to as hemp, have not been studied extensively for their nutritional potential in recent years, nor has hempseed been utilized to any great extent by the industrial processes and food markets that have developed during the 20th century...

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Cooking With Hemp - A recipe book

Created with the Hemp of the members of the European Industrial Hemp Association

As mentioned above, hemp is full of nutrients.Seeds, for instance, are particularly rich in high quality protein, being second only to soybean for plant-based protein sources. They are also a wonderful source of essential fatty acids (mainly omega-3 and omega-6, which can be found in the ideal ratio 1:3), fibre, vitamin E, vitamin B, and minerals like magnesium and iron. Hemp oil, protein powder, hemp flour and other ingredients that are obtained from hemp seeds also retain similar properties. As for flowers and leaves, they are rich in phytochemicals -cannabinoids, terpenes, polyphenols - and full of iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, fibre, and phosphorus!

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