Why are cannabis seeds so healthy?

Why are cannabis seeds so healthy?

Cannabis seeds are not just for stoners and hippies, and cannabis seeds don’t make you high … they make you healthy.

Because they contain many valuable ingredients and a large amount of protein, more and more people are adding cannabis seeds to their diet.

If you want to understand how people use and cook their cannabis seeds, this article answers the most critical questions.

The cannabis seeds through the times

Hemp seeds have been highly valued by the ancient Egyptians and Chinese and have the potential to make their breakthrough as the next superfood. Rightly so! Because the little powerhouses are healthy. Another plus: hemp seeds are so versatile that you can easily integrate them into your menu.

Hemp Seeds

How healthy are cannabis seeds?

The small seeds (approx. 3 mm in diameter) grow on the cannabis plant and are small nuts.

Their ingredients mainly characterise them: hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids. The small power packs are ideally suited as a source of protein.

Not only that, but they also score with high levels of vitamins B1, B2 and E, calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron as well as the healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Do cannabis seeds make you high?

Since cannabis seeds come from plants from which the intoxicant tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been almost wholly bred, hemp seeds do not make you high. So, you don’t have to worry if you put hemp seeds on your menu.

How to prepare cannabis seeds?

It is easiest to add hemp seeds to pasta and baked goods. You can also eat them with muesli or yoghurt or sprinkle them over a salad. Their slightly sweet and nutty taste goes well with many dishes. By the way, hemp seeds can be peeled and unpeeled.

Beware: Due to their high-fat content, even if they are mainly healthy fatty acids, cannabis seeds contain a relatively large number of calories: around 100 kcal is in 100 g.

Can allergy sufferers eat cannabis seeds?

Allergy sufferers can also access cannabis seeds with ease. The small all-rounders contain neither gluten nor lactose. And allergic reactions to the hemp protein itself are also not known.

How are cannabis seeds processed?

Cannabis seeds are often processed into hemp oil or hemp flour. The oil is suitable as a salad oil, but not for frying as it is susceptible to heat. Hemp flour can be used to replace 10 per cent of conventional cereal flour when baking. It is also suitable for binding and refining sauces.

Cannabis seed pasta recipe

Don’t be alarmed by the name, this pasta contains minimal carbohydrates and is super healthy! With the hemp seed pasta, pasta is made from zucchini.

This pasta is quick and easy to prepare and is ideal as a healthy protein and high-fat lunch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 zucchini
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of peeled hemp seeds
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of hemp seed oil (or olive oil)
  • A breeze of Himalayan salt

Preparation:

  • Make the zucchini pasta. 
  • Cut the cherry tomatoes in half. 
  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and squeeze the lemon juice over them. 
  • Mix everything well so that the pasta is well covered with hemp seed oil and hemp seeds.

Depending on your taste, you can still add finely chopped red pepper through the zucchini salad.

Where to buy cannabis seeds?

Cannabis seeds can be bought in health food stores, health food stores and organic supermarkets.

But if you want to buy the best cannabis online, you can also order on the Internet, for example on SensorySeeds.com. You will access to some of the best cannabis seeds you can find in the UK. Seeds from the famous American seed bank BSF Seeds: Bigger, Stronger, Faster!

The only downside: what to choose? There are so many varieties and genetics available that you wish you have them all!

Poppy Watt

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