What Are Hemp Seeds Used For?
First things first, what is a hemp seed? The answer; hemp seeds are small, brown seeds. The two most common uses for hemp seeds are for growing hemp plants and they are also often used as a dietary food. In this article, we’ll teach you a little about both uses!
What is the difference between hemp seeds you can grow and hemp seeds you can eat?
Technically, there is no difference between hemp seeds you can grow and hemp seeds you can eat. However, depending on what the hemp seed is being used for will change the cultivation of those seeds. Some farmers growing hemp seeds for consumption will focus more on the volume of seed production and will generally lean towards having more of a dense plant per square foot layout. Hemp seeds being grown for planting new hemp crops will be grown more for the quality and consistency of the hemp plant as opposed to the quantity.
What are the best hemp seeds to use for growing new hemp plants?
Unless you are going the hemp plant clone route, you’ll be planting seeds.Though there are many theories on this topic and it will be forever discussed, there are a couple general things to consider when choosing what seeds to use. Consider a few of these points:
- Invest in Good Genetics: typically, a genetically isolated seed will give you the best opportunity to be successful. Obviously in this industry, nothing is guaranteed, but you’ll want to stack the odds in your favor. There are plenty of hemp seed resources that have seeds with good resources. If you’re interested in that, we can help!
- Lean Towards Terpene-Rich Seeds: this may take some research, but you’ll want seeds that have been cultivated for terpene isolation. This gives your crops the best chance to have the highest quality of flavor and value possible.
- Only Use Δ9 THC Hemp Seeds: though this seems straightforward, you want to ensure that the hemp you are growing has legal amounts of THC. For hemp, that is 0.3% or less, making the hemp “non-psychoactive”.
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Are there nutritional benefits to eating hemp seeds?
In fact, the first question you may be asking is; will eating hemp seeds make me “high”? The answer is no as they do not produce any kind of mind-altering effect. On top of being a great protein and fiber source, hemp seeds contain healthy fatty acids such as omega 3s and omega 6s. Hemp seeds also contain trace amounts of vitamin A, B, C and E. It’s common for people to refer to hemp seeds as a superfood.
Here are the macronutrients for three tablespoons (30 grams) of hemp seeds:
- Calories: 170
- Protein: 9 grams
- Fat: 15 grams
- Carbohydrates: 3 grams
- Fiber: 1 gram
Here is some more nutritional composition of hemp seeds:
- Calcium: 14mg
- Iron: 2mg
- Magnesium: 215mg
- Phosphorus: 290mg
- Potassium: 360mg
- Zinc: 4mg
Though there are no official published facts about the nutritional benefits of hemp seeds due to the short history of its legality, hemp seeds are consumed by people who claim they get the following benefits from it:
- Great Source of Plant-Based Protein
- Skin Health
How do you incorporate hemp seeds into your diet?
There are many ways to incorporate hemp seeds into your diet! Here are a few ideas for you:
- Mix hemp seeds in with your oatmeal
- Sprinkle hemp seeds over your salad
- Use hemp seeds as an ingredient in baked goods
- Blend hemp seeds up in your next smoothie
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