Hemp hearts are the soft, shelled seed of hemp plants. Hemp hearts can be eaten raw, toasted, and can be used to make hemp milk. Canada is a prominent poducer and exporter of hemp.
Hemp hearts are 30% protein, 6% fiber, and 47% dietary fat. They are a complete protein, containing all essential amino acids. Hemp is a source of essential fatty acids including Omega-6 linoleic and Omega-3 alpha-linolenic fatty acids. Hemp seeds are a source of iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, B vitamins, and other vitamins and minerals. Hemp seeds may prevent aggregation of platelets in the blood, having a thinning effect that can be protective against cardiovascular disease. See: Omega-6 fatty acids, Omega-3 fatty acids, Linoleic acid, Alpha-linolenic acid.
While hemp grows from the cannabis plant, the psychoactive component, THC, is rigorously tested to ensure it is at a level that would not cause effects or trigger a drug test without unreasonably high consumption. This testing is done by a third party.
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Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
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