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Health & Nutritional Benefits

Nutritional Facts

According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, a 2 tablespoon serving of hemp seeds weighing 20 grams (g) contains:

  • 111 calories.
  • 6.31 g of protein.
  • 9.75 g of fat.
  • 1.73 g of carbohydrates (including 0.8 g of fiber and 0.3 g of sugar)
  • 14 milligrams (mg) of calcium.
  • 1.59 mg of iron (great source for vegans looking for an easy iron source.)
  • 140 mg of magnesium (important in the boys biochemical reactions). 
  • 330 mg of phosphorus (used by every cell in your body but mostly good for your bones and teeth.)

Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are the building block for most hemp based nutrition. Packed with plant protein, omega-3 and Omega-6 Hemp seeds are one of the most nutrient dense seeds in the world. Hemp hearts are the soft inner part of the hemp seed and can be used all over the kitchen, from your morning porridge to the oil on your salad. You’ve probably already noticed hemp seeds creeping onto the menu of your local cafe or onto your favourite bliss balls. 

Hemp Oil

Hemp oil is produced when hemp seeds are pressed with a hydraulic press. Hemp oil has can be used as a cooking oil, topping on a salad or taken as a supplement. Hemp oil can even be applied directly to the skin to combat acne. 

Hemp Milk

Hemp milk has more calcium than cows milk! Plus its packed with protein, omega fatty acids and has the anti-inflammatory properties your sore knees have been looking for. Because hemp doesn’t come from another animal, it is easier for most people to digest and probably won’t make you feel gassy. With veganism trending, don’t be surprised to see more hemp milk on menu’s across New Zealand. 

Medicinal Uses

Hemp seeds are magical. They are high in protein, can fight inflammation, are high in calcium, easy to digest and are full of good fats. When paired with their low impact on the environment, hemp seeds quickly move to the top of the nutritional ladder.

Hemp derived CBD is proven to be beneficial for skin health, which is why you’ll see it popping up as an active skincare ingredient, especially for helping with persistent conditions like acne. When ingested Hemp CBD can help with anxiety, inflammation and maybe even depression.

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