According to Wikipedia, hemp seeds are rich in protein content, in every 100 grams of hulled hemp seeds there is about 30.6 grams of protein. Compared to other non-meat source protein such as peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and pistachios, this hemp protein is considered higher. This type of seeds also rich in essential fatty acid such as alpha-linoleic acids, omega-3, linoleic acid, omega-6, stearidonic acid, omega-3 and gamma-linoleic acid, omega-6.
About amino acids content, it loaded with all nine essential amino acids which are histidine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, valine, and threonine. Those amino acids can’t be produced by our body so it called as essential amino acids. According to alive.com, hemp protein consists of albumin and globulins, those two of proteins are common in human body.
Our body need protein on daily basis since it can be preserved just like fat and carbohydrates, it used in various body function including cell and tissue regeneration, body defend systems, regulating normal internal reactions through hormones.
How to get the benefits of hemp protein
Some of nutritionists recommend hemp seeds protein as smoothies and shakes. There are tons of products on the market that can you easily get. One scoop of hemp seeds protein powder mostly contains about 50 percent protein by weight. When you choose it on the groceries, make sure to choose non-GMO and organic products. Below is a simple recipe on how to make power smoothie hemp style.
- 2-4 hemp seeds protein powder
- ½ cup of herbal tea or just simply water
- 1 cup coconut milk (you can also use almond milk as a substitute)
- 1 medium size ripe banana
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- ½ – 1 cup of frozen blackberries or strawberries
- 1 tbsp hazelnut or almond butter
- You can add 1-2 ice cube and 1 tsp of spirulina powder for extra protein
How to make it
Simply just place all those ingredients in a blender and mix at maximum speed until it blend with a smooth consistency. This simple recipe allows you to enjoy the hemp seeds protein benefits.
Extra benefits: vitamins and minerals
Besides of high content of protein, this type of non-meat protein source also loaded with tons of goodness for our health, it also contain adequate vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin B, minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and cooper. Hemp seeds protein is also an excellent source of dietary fiber.