Hemp seeds for human consumption have been legal in Australia for just over a month, so awareness of Hemp Nutrition is only just beginning.
The fear that hemp seeds could be used as a drug is why they hadn’t been legal up until now, but studies have proven that the only high these little seeds give is nutritional.
Therefore, Australian authorities gave the green light and now hemp seed products are hitting the shelves in shops across Australia.
Although part of the cannabis family, hemp contains immeasurable amounts of tetrahydrocanninol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient found in drug varieties of cannabis. Hemp has many other uses, such as clothing, paper, and building materials, in additional to being highly nutritious.
Hemp seeds are an excellent source of protein, containing up to four times more protein than other seeds. They are also a balanced source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are important for brain development, immune system function and blood pressure regulation.
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