The next superfood: hemp


The next superfood: hemp

Hemp-based foods may soon be on the Aussie kitchen table.

Hemp-based foods may soon be on the Aussie kitchen table, here we take a look at the nutritional values.

Protein: Hemp contains 33 grams of protein per 100 grams and contains all essential amino acids (i.e. is a complete protein).

Good fats: Hemp is a unique source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) an omega-6 fatty acid thought to reduce inflammation. It is also said to contain significant amounts of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which is said to have anti-cancer and fat-burning properties.

Low sugar: Hemp contains less than half a gram of sugar per 20 gram serving.

Vitamins and minerals: Hemp contains a number of vitamins and minerals, including calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, vitamin E, B vitamins (including folate), vitamin D3 (it’s the only known plant food source) and other antioxidants.

Grab the April 2017 edition of nourish magazine for the full story on hemp!

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