Essential Hemp are one of the market leaders when it comes to hemp products in Australia.
Their hulled hemp seeds provide rare quality Australian grown seeds.
- GMO Free
- 100% Certified Organic
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Vegan Friendly
What Are Hemp Seeds?
Up until 2017, it was illegal to sell hemp seeds in Australia. The seeds come from the plant Cannabis sativa, which is also known as the hemp plant. They have a mild nutty flavour. They seed is extremely nutritious with over 30% oil and around 25% protein. Just like hemp protein that is made from hemp seeds the seeds are packed full of the nine essential amino acids, are high in dietary fibre and high in trace minerals.
They are also highly rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids made up predominantly of linoleic and alpha-linoleic acid.
Other elements found in the seeds are Vitamin E, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, zinc, and iron.
What Are The Health Benefits?
Containing high fibre, the consumption can aid in constipation and regulate the digestive system. The high content of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can help regulates metabolism, improves bone health, and can help with healthier skin and hair.
Consuming the seeds has also been know to suppress food cravings.
Are There Any Side Effects?
There are minimal side effects of consuming hemp seeds. There are no known interactions with general medication. Up until 2017, the sale of the seeds for general human consumption was banned in Australia. This was due to the seeds being from the same plant species of cannabis, and the risk of containing traces of THC.
Low THC hemp now has contain less than 0.5% THC to considered a nutritional ingredient, and legal to sell in Australia.
How Should I Take The Seeds?
You can let your imagination run wild, as the seeds are highly versatile. You can add them to you meals or beverages, such as salads, smoothies, cereal, yoghurt, burgers, bread, and a range of other serving suggestions.
The nutritional benefits means you can add them to almost any meal, and the nutty taste means they wont over power the serving, more than likely it will compliment the meal or beverage.