At Love Organics, we’re passionate about loving our guts. Which is why we fill our delicious organic ferments with a number of different ingredients that promote gut health and provide overall benefits that help us to feel good on the inside and out. One of those ingredients, and one of our favourites, is organic hemp seed. Hemp seed is the seed of the hemp plant and a different variety, but of the same species, as cannabis. The seeds don’t contain the THC of cannabis, so you can be assured that eating our scrumptious kimchi or kraut varieties won’t make you start seeing little green men! Hemp seeds are, however, extremely nutritious and contain healthy fats, proteins and a variety of minerals that are perfect for feeling great every day.
Hemp seeds are very nutritious. They have a mild, nutty flavor and are often referred to as hemp hearts.To give you a head start on your health journey, here are just a few of the best health benefits, with the studies to back it up, of hemp seeds.
Hemp Seeds benefit #1They contain over 30% of healthy fats and are extremely rich in Omega-6 and Omega-3, two essential fatty acids that assist in minimising that sluggish feeling we often get when we’re not taking proper care of ourselves. Studies have correlated that due to these essential fatty acids, the consumption of hemp seeds can help those who suffer from eczema to have better blood levels to reduce the skin’s redness (1). They are also an excellent source of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc (2). So if you’re consuming hemp seeds from our delicious condiments, you can be guaranteed you’re getting your daily dose of delicious as well as nutritious.
Hemp Seeds benefit #2Hemp seeds contain arginine and gamma-linolenic acid (3). And while these two don’t roll off the tongue that easily, what they do do is protect our hearts from one of the biggest causes of death worldwide: heart disease (4). There have been numerous studies conducted through the National Institutes of Health that have shown that the consumption of hemp seeds in animals have led to lower blood pressure and a lower risk of blood clot formation which in turn helps our hearts recover faster from any major events like heart attacks (5), (6) & (7).
Hemp Seeds benefit #3Finally, due to hemp seeds having a high rate of protein and good fats, these delicious little guys are a perfect plant based alternative. Given Love Organics is vegan and cruelty free, we are passionate about this last one. While our kimchi and krauts can be enjoyed with meat or without, if you’re a vegan or vegetarian you can enjoy the Love Organics varieties as a part of a varied and healthy diet and feel deliciously full for a little longer. We use these organic, healthy and delicious hemp seeds in our Kimchi and in our Fennel Kraut, making it easy to get your hands on something yummy and filled to the brim with nutrients, minerals and good fats. Enjoy on tacos, seeded bread, or for a perfect breakfast with avo on toast for a great start to your day. Hint: check us out on Instagram for some mouth-watering meal inspiration using our kimchi and kraut varieties. REFERENCES