hemp seeds

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PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS manganese, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, copperiron, zinc, Vitamin B1
SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vitamin B3
TERTIARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vitamin B2, B6, Folate
NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS Superfood:

  • Extremely high in vital micronutrients as well as protein and beneficial fat
  • Protein bioavailablity is superior to other plant foods (1) and also contains all essential amino acids
FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS and AMINO ACIDs Anti-arthritis (2)

Anti-cancer properties (3), (4), (5)

Cardio Vascular health

NOTES Nitric Oxide (NOx)

  • allows blood vessels to relax and remain smooth
  • prevents platelet aggregation
  • leads to beneficial effect on cholesterol and blood vessel as well as cardiovascular protective properties

hemp seeds
Nutrient RDA Unit  per 100 g % RDA %RDA per 25g
Water g 4.96
Energy kcal 553
Protein g 31.56
Total lipid (fat) g 48.75
Carbohydrate, by difference g 8.67
Fiber, total dietary g 4
Minerals
Calcium, Ca 1000.0 mg 70 7.0% 1.8%
Iron, Fe 8.0 mg 7.95 99.4% 24.8%
Magnesium, Mg 420.0 mg 700 166.7% 41.7%
Phosphorus, P 700.0 mg 1650 235.7% 58.9%
Potassium, K 470.0 mg 1200 255.3% 63.8%
Sodium, Na mg 5
Zinc, Zn 11.0 mg 9.9 90.0% 22.5%
Copper, Cu 0.9 mg 1.6 177.8% 44.4%
Manganese, Mn 2.3 mg 7.6 330.4% 82.6%
Selenium, Se 55.0 µg
Vitamins
Vitamin C 90.0 mg 0.5 0.6% 0.1%
Thiamin, B1 1.2 mg 1.275 106.3% 26.6%
Riboflavin, B2 1.3 mg 0.285 21.9% 5.5%
Niacin, B3 16.0 mg 9.2 57.5% 14.4%
Pantothenic acid, B5 5.0 mg 0.0% 0.0%
Vitamin B-6 1.7 mg 0.6 35.3% 8.8%
Folate, total 400.0 µg 110 27.5% 6.9%
Vitamin B-12 2.4 µg 0.0% 0.0%
Vitamin A, IU 5000.0 IU 11 0.2% 0.1%
Vitamin E, total 15.0 mg 0.8 5.3% 1.3%
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated g 4.6
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 5.4
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 38.1
Cholesterol 0 mg 0
Amino Acids
Tryptophan g 0.369
Threonine g 1.269
Isoleucine g 1.286
Leucine g 2.163
Lysine g 1.276
Methionine g 0.933
Cystine g 0.672
Phenylalanine g 1.447
Tyrosine g 1.263
Valine g 1.777
Arginine g 4.55
Histidine g 0.969
Alanine g 1.528
Aspartic acid g 3.662
Glutamic acid g 6.269
Glycine g 1.611
Proline g 1.597
Serine g 1.713

Adapted from:RDA – Recommended Dietary Amount recommendations are based upon calculations for a 40 year old very active man that I have adapted from USDA’s Dietary Intake Guidelines. Using this link you can make your own calculations

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

USDA food database: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/

References

  1. Study evaluating the protein bioavailablilty in hemp seeds
  2. Study evaluating the anti-arthritic effects of Hemp Seed Oil
  3. The British Journal of Cancer reports that the THC in hemp seeds can stop and possibly reverse glioblastoma multiforme (a deadly form of brain cancer).
  4. The journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment confirmed the THC in hemp seeds improved advanced stage breast cancer.
  5. Researchers from the University of Rostock, Germany, discovered similar evidence that cannabinoids derived from hemp seeds can inhibit cancer growth and metastasis, particularly in lung cancer.

Other information sources:

Healthline – online and well research review of Hemp Seeds

Dr Axe – online functional medical review of Hemp Seeds

Self Nutrition Data: an online nutrient breakdown of foods

 

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