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Hemp seeds are the seeds of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Hemp seeds have been used in China as food and/or for medicinal purposes for more than 3000 years. They are considered very nutritious and are rich in healthy fats, proteins and various minerals. They are also becoming more and more popular in Swiss kitchens. Because of their many positive properties, they are sometimes already referred to as “superfood“. In the following article cbuy.ch explains why it makes sense to integrate hemp seeds into your daily diet.
Hemp and its use
The seeds of the hemp plant can occur in many different varieties. There are both varieties that are free of the two known cannabinoids tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), as well as those that contain some THC and CBD. Hemp seeds are mainly used in the food industry. The remaining components of the hemp plant, however, are important for other industries (like the paper or textile industry).
Hemp seeds as part of a healthy diet
Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats and fatty acids, such as linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). In addition hemp seeds contain different vegetable proteins and amino acids such as arginine and glutamic acid. In addition, they have a high content of substances important for the human organism, such as vitamin E and B, magnesium, iron, zinc and calcium.
Hemp seeds are also rich in fiber. The human body needs fiber for a good and healthy digestion. Most fiber is found in the outer pod of hemp seeds, which means that peeled hemp seeds contain less fiber than unpeeled ones.
How you can consume cannabis seeds
Hemp seeds can basically be consumed in two forms: shelled or unpeeled. Both variants can be consumed raw as well as cooked or roasted. With the necessary expertise, cold-pressed hemp seed oil can also be extracted from hemp seeds. This can be used for steaming and steaming food as well as for the preparation of sauces and dressings.
Hemp seeds have been used as food for more than 3000 years. They contain many healthy fats and fatty acids. They are also rich in fiber and various vitamins. Hemp seeds can be consumed peeled or unpeeled and prepared in various ways.