Hemp Hearts - The Superfood!

Hemp Hearts - The Superfood!

Hemp hearts come from the hemp plant, scientifically known as Cannabis sativa L. from the Cannabaceae family. Although marijuana belongs to the same family, there is no measurable tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) present in hemp seeds.

Hemp hearts are rich in heart-healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and E and can neutralize dangerous free radicals and prevent chronic disease. Hemp hearts are one of the few plant-based complete sources of protein and contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, which is important for promoting digestive health, keeping blood sugar levels stable, and maintaining weight. 

Hemp hearts also provide high levels of copper, magnesium, and zinc, all of which are important for bone health. With each three tablespoon serving of hemp hearts, you get 50 percent of your daily value of magnesium, which plays an important role in processes like blood pressure regulations, regular heart rhythm, and blood glucose control, per the National Institutes of Health. Just one serving of hemp hearts also contains nearly your entire daily value of manganese, an essential mineral.

As you can see, Hemp Hearts are truly a superfood! Enjoy Hemp Heart Granola on-the-go as a delicious snack or mixed in to your favorite yogurt or smoothies!

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