Sustainable Independence Through Hemp Products
Hemp Seed NutritionThe ultimate food source is hemp seed from the miracle plant… Industrial Hemp.Cannabis sativa or Industrial Hempis considered to be one of nature's most economically viable and versatile crops on the planet. Hemp has been used for thousands of years and has over 40,000 recorded uses! Prior to 1880, hemp was the largest domesticated crop in the world.
Hemp is a remarkable plant with a myriad of ecological advantages. It grows quickly, 6 to 16 ft tall in 70 to 110 days, thereby shading out weeds and eliminating the need for costly herbicides. Hemp, in the growing process, pulls carbon out of the air (carbon sequestering), which enhances the quality of the air we breathe. Hemp grows deep roots and when harvested, the roots and leaves replenish the soil making it arable year after year. Hemp is resistant to pests, obviating the use of pesticides and fungicides, and has never been genetically modified. Every part of the plant is used: fiber, leaf & seed. 1 acre of hemp is equal to 4 acres of trees for pulpwood! Long-confused with its controversial cousin, the marijuana plant, industrial hemp was once banned and is now recognized as a legal and valuable food crop. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) is a non issue
with Hemp Seed Foods.
When compared to any other food, industrial hemp seed clearly stands alone as the most significant nutritional food source for humans. It is the plant kingdoms most concentrated, complete and balanced source of the 'Essentials'; the elements the human body does not produce and must obtain from the food we eat. Hemp seed contains all ten Essential Amino Acids, including the two most important for children's growth. hemp seed is comprised of 65% high quality globulin Edestin protein, (known as the perfect protein for humans) the highest of any plant source. The structure of Edestin protein closely resembles and is compatible with our own blood plasma and digestive system. hemp seed does NOT contain enzyme inhibitors that block protein digestion, such as those found in legumes (soybeans), grains (wheat) and nuts that cause food intolerances or allergies. hemp seed contains an excellent balance (1:3) of Omega 3 to Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA). These EFAs are the foundation of every cell membrane in the body. Officials with the World Health Organization recommend a 1:3 ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6. Hemp seed has 80% EFA's, more than any other food source on Earth. Exclusive, long-term use of oils with unbalanced ratios such as Flax, have been shown to lead to prostate cancer, irregular heartbeat, eczema and deterioration of immune function. The body requires approximately 1 tablespoon of good fats per 50 lbs of body weight per day as maintenance! hemp seed is also a rich source of chlorophyll, vitamin B1, B3, B6, B12, C, D, E, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, phyto-sterols, calcium, fiber, iron, potassium, phosphorus and lignin. Hemp seed is truly a "super" food for humans!
The health industry is largely made up of soy and whey protein isolate products which are quickly loosing support due to their low level of assimilation/utilization rates by the body. 99% of soy beans are now Genetically Altered and unless fermented, cannot be digested by the human body. The rate of people becoming intolerant to soy product usage is skyrocketing and the entire retail health food industry is quickly adapting alternatives such as hemp seed. Animal product usage is quickly declining in popularity as well. hemp seed protein powder proves to be the definitive replacement source of competitive protein products for human health and sustainability.
According to Udo Erasmus, author of "Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill":
No other single plant source can compare with the nutritional value of hemp seed.
Both the complete protein and the essential oils contained in hemp seed are in ideal ratios for human nutrition.
Russians use hemp seed to make porridge, sweets and "a delicious butter said to be superior to peanut butter."
A pound of hemp seed would provide all the protein, essential fatty acids and dietary fiber necessary for human survival for two weeks.
The protein in hemp contains all eight amino acids essential to life and is easily digested.
Hemp seed is used in many parts of the world for treating malnourishment.
Nutritional Analysis of Hemp Seeds
Calories 503 per 100g
Dietary fiber 35.1% (3.0% soluble)
How does Hemp Protein compare to Soy Protein?
a) Hemp Protein is easily digested as it does not have enzyme inhibitors like grains, nuts and legumes. Soy protein contains high levels of enzyme inhibitors blocking the uptake of trypsin and other enzymes that the body uses for protein digestion. Eating a diet high in enzyme inhibitors, such as those contained in the foods mentioned, can result in chronic amino acid and protein deficiencies. Soy protein contains oligosaccharides which cause flatulence and stomach distress.
b) Hemp Protein does not have phytates. Soy protein contains phytates which can interfere with the proper assimilation of essential minerals.
c) Hemp Seed allergies are uncommon. Soy allergies are very common.
d) Hemp Protein is organic, raw and cold processed without chemicals or solvents. Most Soy protein powders are heavily processed, usually with hexane or other chemical washes. Isolated soy protein is a source of protein but it is highly refined, de-natured and a "non-living" material. There are also valid concerns about GMO contaminated soy crops.