Hulled hemp seeds: benefits and recommended daily intake

Benefits and recommended daily amount of hulled hemp seeds

Modified on: 20/09/2022

Find out the main benefits of eating hemp seeds and how much should be eaten

Cannabis seeds have been consumed for more than two thousand years, but it is only recently that we have discovered how beneficial these small foods can be for the human body.

Indeed, weed seeds are rich in various nutrients that can improve the functioning of the body’s nervous, circulatory, hormonal, and many other mechanisms.

Are you curious to know more about hulled hemp seeds and their benefits?

If so, then read on because our SensorySeeds editors will provide you with the essential information about the properties of marijuana seeds as food in the following few lines.

Here is everything you should know.

Bread with shelled hemp seeds

Nutritional properties and benefits of hemp seeds

Although cannabis seeds were uncommon food in the UK until recently, today, many people are choosing to incorporate them into their diet, and there are many reasons for this!

Indeed, by consistently consuming hulled hemp seeds, the benefits to the human organism can be seen in many ways.

Here are the main ones.

  • Vitamins and minerals Consuming hemp seeds daily means getting your fill of minerals and vitamins. They are rich in magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, calcium and phosphorus, and vitamin E and B vitamins.
  • Prevalence of unsaturated fats Seeds of the most common plant species is generally known to be rich in fats. Still, in the case of cannabis seeds, they are predominantly unsaturated fats, mainly omega 3 and omega 6. And that’s not all. These good fats in hemp seeds are distributed in ideal proportions to keep the metabolism going and prevent cardiovascular and other diseases.
  • Did you know that for the human body to function correctly, it needs to absorb all eight essential amino acids through food? Unlike most plant foods, hemp seeds contain them all: leucine, methionine, tryptophan, isoleucine, leucine, valine, phenylalanine, and lysine. Thus, it makes hemp seeds a complete protein food, perfect even for those who do not usually consume foods of animal origin.

It is just a summary of the nutrients found in hemp seeds. Still, all the substances they contain are beneficial for strengthening the nervous system, the immune system, the circulatory and muscular systems, and regulating the hormonal system.

Read also: What is cannabis flour used for, and how is it used in cooking?

How to use cannabis seeds and recommended amounts

Hulled hemp seeds are not only rich in beneficial properties, but they are also enjoyable to eat.

Their taste is reminiscent of hazelnuts, so they go very well with both savoury and sweet meals.

Want some examples?

Hulled hemp seeds are perfect for eating at breakfast with yoghurt, often added to dishes such as salads, soups, pasta sauces or bruschetta.

But that’s not all. Hemp seeds are also added to many fruits and/or vegetable smoothie recipes or are blended and mixed with chilli, pepper or other spices to create a perfect blend for seasoning many foods.

As well as raw, as in the previous cases, hemp seeds can also be eaten cooked in pizza, focaccia, and cake mixes.

To retain all the nutritional and organoleptic properties of the seeds, however, it is best to eat them raw.

At this point, you are probably wondering how many hemp seeds you can consume per day.

As with all foods, it is best not to overdo it.

For hemp seeds, the recommended daily amount is around 30 to 40 grams for adults and only 10 grams for children.

Purchase of hulled hemp seeds

Where to buy hulled hemp seeds?

If you’re curious about the exceptional properties of hulled hemp seeds and have decided to buy them, you’re probably wondering which store is best for you.

In contrast to auto-flowering, feminised and fast seeds for collectors, which are only sold in specialised shops such as, you can find hulled hemp seeds (i.e., without the outer shell) in the most well-stocked markets as well as in BIO and gluten-free food shops.

Because they are free of THC, CBD and other cannabinoids, hemp seeds for food are not subject to commercial restrictions.

Cannabis seeds: Whole or husked?

Before we close the discussion, we would like to clarify another concept: should cannabis seeds be eaten whole or husked?

In the food industry, only the inside of the seed (the ‘heart’) is used, i.e., the softer, more pleasant part that resembles hazelnut taste.

The shell is removed either because it is too hard or because it has a decidedly unpleasant taste.

Read also: Greenhouse seed growing: pros and cons for cannabis

To conclude

As we have seen, introducing cannabis seeds into your eating routine means you can enjoy many benefits for your body.

Now all you have to do is try them!

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