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By Sam Swensen

Hemp Seeds : How and Why You Should Eat More of Them

Benefits of hemp seeds infographic

Humans have been using hemp for thousands of years, and for good reason-it's really versatile! It can be used for beauty products, paper, food, milk and more. My fave way to use hemp is in its edible form: as an oil, a fiber and a seed. Hemp seeds are packed with nutrients and can be used too many ways to name.

(1) They're great in smoothies, in yogurt, atop salads and oatmeal, or on their own. You can eat them raw, dry toast them, or try these amazing dark chocolate covered hemp seeds that I may or I may or may not be eating as I write this.

Check out these hemp seed nutrition facts. In just 1oz of hemp seeds (about 2 tbsp), you get: Fiber - 4% of your DV (daily value) Iron- 15% of your DV Zinc- 21% of your DV Protein- 21% of your DV Magnesium- 45% of your DV (2) Hemp seeds also contain all 9 essential amino acids, making them a complete plant protein.

They're low in carbs and calories, high in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids and are pretty much THE definition of a superseed. (3) Do you use hemp in a way not mentioned here? Tell us in the comments!

Cheers,
Sam Swensen & Suja Juice

SOURCES: 1. Usdavin, Julie. "Nutrients per Tablespoon of Hemp Protein." Healthy Eating. Demand Media, 2015. Web. https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/nutrients-per-tablespoon-hemp-protein-5018.html 2. "U.S. Food and Drug Administration." How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label. 2004. Web. https://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/LabelingNutrition/ucm274593.htm 3. "Hemp Seed & Oil Nutrition Information - Natural Hemp Products - Hemp Basics." Hemp Basics. Hemp Basics | Natural Hemp Products, 2015. Web. https://www.hempbasics.com/shop/hemp-seed-nutrition