So who is ready to cook with some Hemp? (this is not Medicinal Cannabis) Hemp is the Industrial Cousin, without the THC.
Well if you are, and you should, Beacuse hemp is a super food, And super Healthy for you.
I am the only one in America as of right now whom has started a series of, Hemp Healthy Cooking, ecookbooks.
The Series is : Hemp Healthy Cooking: Hemp For Breakfast...for the first book lunch the second, dinner the third.
The Link below will get you to the web site, if interested you can buy my ecookbook, I am trying to let people know the Healthy Benefits Of using Hemp.
After you read the Health benefits below,
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.
I hope you enjoy my recipes!
Hemp contains oils, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, but it's particularly rich in protein content. It has all of the essential amino acids in a ratio closer to complete sources of protein, such as meat, milk and eggs than other seed oils do, except for soy. Hemp protein consists of two globular proteins -- 33 percent albumin and 67 percent edestine -- and with a structure similar to proteins in your blood, this helps make hemp protein easily digestible. When the outer shell or hull of hemp seeds is removed, the percentage of protein in the seed increases from 22 to 31 percent.
Hemp seed protein contains the highest levels of globulin edestin in the plant kingdom. Gobulin is the third most abundant protein in your body and plays an important role in immunity against disease, as well as helping promote healthy enzyme functions in your blood plasma. Jennifer Walker, BSc, writing for Canada's health magazine "Alive," added that hemp protein results in increased energy and productivity, an improved metabolism and immune system, and reduced cholesterol, blood pressure and food cravings.
A report by the Institute of Preventive and Clinical Medicine at the Slovak Medical University in 2005 indicated that a process resulting from plant proteins provides a reduction of atherosclerosis risk factors as well as a retardation of cancer development, with consumption of plant proteins having protective effects against chronic degenerative diseases.
Hemp Seed Nutrition
Hemp Seed ProteinHemp seeds are second only to soybean in protein content. Proteins serve a variety of functions in the human body such as acting as enzymes, antibodies, and the structural components of tissues, hormones and blood protein. The main function of dietary protein is to supply amino acids for the growth and maintenance of body tissue. Digestion disassembles proteins into their basic building blocks - the amino acids.Hemp protein contains all 20 known amino acids including the 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot produce. Proteins are considered complete when they contain all 9 essential amino acids in a sufficient quantity and ratio to meet the body's needs. Hemp seeds contain an adequate supply of these high quality proteins (EAAs) for a well balanced diet.Hemp protein is free of the tryspin inhibitors which block protein absorption and free of oligosaccharides found in soy, which cause stomach upset and gas. Approximately 65% of the protein in hemp seeds is made up of the globulin protein Edestin and is found only in hemp seed. Edestin aids digestion, is relatively phosphorus-free and considered the backbone of the cell's DNA. The other one third of hemp seed protein is Albumin, another high quality globulin protein similar to that found in egg whites. (see our nutritional composition tables for further info)Hemp Seed OilThe oil contained in the hemp seed is 75-80% polyunsaturated fatty acids (the good fats) and only 9-11% of the lesser desired saturated fatty acids. Hemp seed oil is reputed to be the most unsaturated oil derived from the plant kingdom. The essential fatty acids (EFAs) contained in hemp seed oil are required in our diet more than any other vitamin, yet our bodies do not naturally produce them. They must be obtained from external sources in the food we eat. EFAs are involved with producing life's energy throughout the human body and without them, life is not possible. In general, North Americans have a high dietary deficiency in EFAs due to out high intake of animal fats versus plant fats, caused by our high consumption of processed foods and meats versus natural organic foods. Hemp seed oil has been dubbed "Nature's most perfectly balanced oil", due to the fact that it contains the perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 (linoleic/ LA) to Omega 3 (alpha-linolenic/ LNA) essential fatty acids, determined to be the optimum requirement for long-term healthy human nutrition. In addition, it also contains smaller amounts of 3 other polyunsaturated fatty acids in Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), oleic acid and stearidonic acid. This EFA combination is unique among edible oil seeds. (see nutritional composition )Extensive studies have demonstrated that many common illnesses are related to deficiencies or imbalances of specific fatty acids in the body. Symptoms are often related to a lack of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids and their derivatives, the postaglandins. Most people eating a healthful diet, one that includes a balanced ratio of essential fatty acids, also have healthy skin and a strong immune system. Yet some individuals may experience shortages in specific fatty acids or their metabolites due to dysfunctional enzyme systems or other inhibitions in their metabolic pathways caused by genetic, immune-system-related, or even environmental factors. It has been proven in several clinical studies that dietary supplementation with EFAs or their metabolites (such as GLA) will often prevent or even cure these illnesses. Since hemp seed oil contains both EFAs in a desirable balance while also providing two of the EFA metabolites, it is a good resource for the prevention and treatment of certain illnesses. Hemp seed oil also provides an adequate supply of antioxidants (Vitamin E), carotene (precursor to Vitamin A), phytosterols, phospholipids and a number of minerals including calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, phosphorus, along with modest amounts of iron and zinc. Hemp seed oil also provides a good source of chlorophyll. The daily recommended allowance of hemp seed oil is 14-28 ml (1 to 2 tablespoons). This allowance provides between 8 and 16 grams of Omega 6 (LA) and between 3 and 6 grams of Omega 3 (LNA). And lastly, unlike other Omega-rich alternatives (flax, evening primrose, borage or fish oils) that are sold mainly as a vitamin supplement, hemp seed, hemp oil and hulled hemp seed all have a flavorful "nutty" taste that will create consumer demand and can easily be added into most any recipe to obtain a balanced diet!Caution: Highly unsaturated vegetable oils such as Hemp Seed Oil are denatured by heating above 150ºC (300ºF), which can result in the production of unhealthy trans-fatty acids and increased peroxide values. Use Hemp Seed Oil as a flavor-enhancer in many recipes. Do not use as a substitute for frying oils. Keep bottles tightly sealed after opening and store in the refrigerator or freezer.Hemp CarbohydratesIn addition to the high quality protein and oil found in hemp seeds, 34% of this nutritional package deal is rounded out with carbohydrates made up of dietary fiber and a small amount of sugar. This dietary fiber is made up of 3% soluble fiber and 27% insoluble fiber. (see nutritional composition.Benefits of consuming Hemp Seed & Oil- Excellent source of essential fatty acids including Omega 3, 6 and GLA- Lower blood LDL cholesterol levels- Lower blood pressure- Improve cardiovascular circulation & function- Improve organ function- Improve immunity levels- Increased energy levels & metabolic rate- Reduce symptoms of PMS & menstrual cramps- Reduce inflammation and the symptoms of arthritis- Improve recovery of muscles after exercise- Reduce & treat dry skin and hair conditions- Reduction of many degenerative diseases through preventative measuresHemp products are GMO-Free, Gluten-free, Herbicide & Pesticide free, peanut free, Vegetarian approved, Kosher certified, No THC and Tryspin inhibitor free.Hemp products have a wonderful nutty flavor that can easily be incorporated into your diet while providing a powerful daily supplement.Hemp Food Nutritional ComparisonHemp seed oil has been dubbed, "Nature's most perfectly balanced oil" due to the fact that it contains the perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of both the required essential fatty acids (EFAs) for long term human consumption. Omega 6 -Linoleic Acid (LA) : Omega 3 - Linolenic Acid (LNA). Hemp oil is also an excellent source of the LA derivative super-polyunsaturated Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) at 2.5-3% of volume* * Based on EFA composition noted in research crop reports conducted in Manitoba and Canada during the last three years. Only Hemp seed oil contains Omega 6, Omega 3 and GLA Only Hemp seed oil contains 75-80% polyunsaturated fatty acids - highest in the plant kingdom and unique among seed oils.The following tables and charts offer typical specifications and compositional breakdowns of various hemp seed & oil products.