Hemp is a plant valued for centuries for its pro-health properties. Today, however, products made of it are in the shadow of a great, media discussion about Indian cannabis - a completely different plant. Why is it worth to include cannabis in your menu and what products should be put on? Let's see!
Hemp oil is typically nutty and pleasant. It is famous for its extremely high content of unsaturated fatty acids, which are beneficial for the human body. These include, among others, oleic, linoleic and linolenic acids, which present in hemp oil are the best source of fat for humans. In addition, oil made from cannabis does not contain cholesterol, so it can be consumed by people struggling with its high level. What's more, it effectively supports cell metabolism and the immune system, and at the same time has antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. What else is in hemp oil? The richness of vitamin K in hemp oil contributes to normal blood clotting and formation of strong and healthy bone tissue
How can you use oil? It is suitable for practically everything. When preparing delicious and healthy dishes, the addition of a given oil will only emphasize their taste, giving an absolutely unique aroma. It can be used for salads and salads, but also for dressings and sauces (oil is not suitable for frying).
Hemp seeds - why is it worth eating?
They are available in a dehusked or non-fat form and are a great addition to mussels or salads. Just sprinkle the salad with a few spoons of beans, to significantly enrich its nutritional value and give a unique taste. What is it about these seeds? It turns out that hemp seeds are an extremely rich source of protein (11g in just 3 tablespoons). In addition, they contain all the necessary minerals and vitamins. We find here: calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and zinc, and vitamins A, D, E and K.
Hemp flour? Why not!
Flour made of hemp seeds is extremely valuable - after all, it contains the same nutrients as for the seeds discussed above. In addition, it is extremely rich in fiber - up to 42g in 100g of flour.
Perfect for baking and cooking. It is therefore worth adding it to traditional flour (preferably 10-15% of the usual flour to replace hemp). It can be used not only when baking cakes, cookies, muffins, pancakes. It is a wonderful thickener and gives a slightly nutty flavor to sauces, smoothies, yoghurts, porridge or breadcrumbs.
Hemp is a source of many nutrients and substances regulating the work of our body. It is therefore worth including them in your diet. Remember, however, to buy them in proven stores and with the BIO sign - then we are sure that we are purchasing the highest quality product.