Skip to Main Content

Are Hemp Seeds The New Superfood?

Published on

You won’t get a high, but health-wise, hemp seeds are your friend. A light dusting of three tablespoons gives you 10 grams of protein, 3000 mg of omega fatty acids, and 25 percent of your daily zinc needs (hello immune system) — amongst other healthy bits.

Hemp seeds have been a trending superfood seed’ for years now. They have a rich, nutty flavor, and are an effortless way to power you up via salads, soups, smoothies, and edibles.

It might even rival another trending food in the world of healthy eating — quinoa.

Quinoa is a great product, but hemp fills a different area of nutritional need, says Paul Benhaim, CEO of Hemp Foods Australia.

It contains Omega 3 and Omega 6, essential fatty acids,” he says. It’s the only naturally balanced plant-based source of that in the whole world.”

Check out this Australian video to learn more about the story of hemp seeds, and their struggle for acceptance in a world that still associates them with the THC-rich and widely prohibited marijuana.

What to read next

Subscribe to our newsletter

By clicking “submit,” you agree to receive emails from Civilized and accept our web terms of use and privacy and cookie policy.

Let’s see some ID

Where are you from?

Are you at least 21 years of age?

The content of this website cannot be shown unless you verify your age. Please verify to visit our site.