Hemp Nutrition

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Hempseeds are one of earth's most nutritious foods and are nature's source of perfectly balanced Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs).

EFAs, the polyunsaturated "good" fats-Omega 6 Linoleic Acid and Omega 3 Linolenic Acid-must be obtained in our diet in an average recommended ratio of about 3 to 1.That is the same ratio naturally occurring in hempseeds! EFAs have been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, osteoporosis and diabetes. EFAs reduce the inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis, relieve eczema, increase immune system function, balance hormone function and boost energy by increasing transport of oxygen to the cells.

Hempseeds are an excellent source of the rare Gamma-Linoleic Acid (GLA), important for human growth and development and significant in protecting us from degenerative conditions like arthritis. It's also well-known that GLA lowers cholesterol and acts to balance hormonal activity.

Hempseeds are protein rich! Their protein (about 65% edestin, a highly digestible form of protein) is comprised of all nine essential amino acids that are required for optimum health plus 2 rare amino acids that are essential for growing infants.

We use organic shelled hempseed "milk" as the base for our Cool Hemp Frozen Desserts.


Dehulled Hemp Seeds



Calories 567
Protein 31 g
Total Fat 47 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Monounsaturated 6 g
Polyunsaturated 36 g
Omega 6 28 g
Omega 3 9 g
GLA 1 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
Dietary Fibre 6 g
Sugars 2 g
Vitamin A (Beta Carotene)231 IU
B1 (Thiamine) 1.4 mg
B2 (Riboflavin) 0.3 mg
B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin C 1 mg
Vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopherol) 9 IU
Sodium 9 mg
Calcium 79 mg
Iron 9.4 mg

Amounts are per 100g serving