Hemp seed has been an important source of nutrition for thousands of years in Old World cultures. Hemp seed typically contains over 30% oil and about 25% protein, with considerable amounts of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Hemp seed oil is over 80% in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and is an exceptionally rich source of the two essential fatty acids (EFAs) linoleic acid (18:2 omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (18:3 omega-3). The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio (n6/n3) in hempseed oil is normally between 2:1 and 3:1, which is considered to be optimal for human health. In addition, the biological metabolites of the two EFAs, gamma-linolenic acid (18:3 omega-6; ‘GLA’) and stearidonic acid (18:4 omega-3; ‘SDA’), are also present in hemp seed oil. The two main proteins in hemp seed are edestin and albumin. Both of these high-quality storage proteins are easily digested and contain nutritionally significant amounts of all essential amino acids. In addition, hemp seed has exceptionally high levels of the amino acid arginine. Hemp seed has been used to treat various disorders for thousands of years in traditional oriental medicine. Recent clinical trials have identified hemp seed oil as a functional food, and animal feeding studies demonstrate the long-standing utility of hemp seed as an important food resource.
Reference: Hempseed as a nutritional resource: An overview
Euphytica 140: 65–72, 2004. C 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.
J.C. Callaway Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kuopio, FIN-70211 Kuopio, Finland; (e-mail: [email protected])
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Hemp seeds are an excellent addition to any diet; and, meet the requirements for a wholefood, clean, plant based diet.
Hemp seed oil is uniquely balanced in omega 3-6-9 at the proportions believed to be ideal for human dietary requirements. Hemp is non-psychoactive so it does not cause a “high”; but, in some studies, shown to act as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-oxidant, anti-emetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent. Therefore, hemp oil has the potential to have a positive impact on health issues like: neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia (ref).
Hemp seeds are an excellent source of high-quality storage proteins that are easily digested.