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January 21, 2010 on 5:52 pm
Hempseed
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A playwright once wrote that “All the world’s a seed, and all its goodness is more than flavor.” In “Comparing Nutritional Values of Edible Seeds,” Owennie Lee, RD of HealthCastle.com takes a look at the nutritional value (goodness) of some commonly eaten seeds. Ms. Lee finds that seeds are highly nutritious and versatile with their plant proteins and healthy fats.

She goes on to take about some of the seeds in detail:

Hemp Seeds

Hemp SeedsSellers of hemp seeds may want you to believe that hemp is a cure-all for all ailments, but the evidence is scant. Hemp contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a kind of fatty acid that exhibits some anti-inflammatory properties, but study results of its effect on preventing inflammation have been inconclusive. Nevertheless, hemp seed is still a good source of plant-based protein and can be part of a healthy diet.”

Seeds are one of my favorite foods. They make great additions to salads, yogurts, and cereals. Most of the time I just grab them by the handful and crunch away. I also like to use seeds and sprout them in one of my sprouters.

In addition, seeds such as Chia, Flax, Hemp, Pumpkin, Sesame, and Sunflower have proven to lower cholesterol; and provide magnesium, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids among other benefits.

You can read the entire article here.


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