ABOUT HEMP

About Hemp Nutrition and Facts:

For thousands of years, Hemp has been used in various industries including food, paper, textiles like rope & clothing, construction material, biodegradable plastics, fuel, & more. Hemp was referred to as the ‘Golden Plant’; a God-given plant one with a long & distinguished history of service to mankind. A potentially useful component of the Hemp plant is its seed. The seed had been used to produce a variety of products.

 Hemp seeds (Nubs) have extensive uses ranging from health foods, organic body care to other nutraceuticals. Hemp seeds (Nubs) are super rich in protein & balanced omega-fatty acids with a nutty flavor. Also, loaded with all 20 amino acids including the 9 essential that can be acquired only through particular foods, in this case, Hemp. It’s an excellent plant-based protein which is easily digestible, hence preferred by vegetarians, vegans & followers of sensitive diets.

 At Health Horizons we’re focused on the seed, which we use to make delicious Hemp foods recipes. We have a variety of Hemp products to help you add this amazing super food to your diet which will give you all the balanced nutrients our body needs but cannot produce.

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Hemp Nutrition:

 We have seen how Hemp foods are rich in protein & have all 10 essential amino acids. Hemp foods don’t just stop there as they also contain magnesium, fiber, iron, zinc, & phosphorous.

 Hemp seed (Nubs) proteins are largely composed of two main types of protein namely albumin & edestin, which are globular & legumin type proteins. It is apparent that amino acid profiles of Hemp seeds are comparable to high-quality proteins like soy & egg white. Hemp protein is high in arginine, glutamic acid & sulfur-containing amino acids, cystine & methionine. They also contain omega-3 & omega-6 in the perfect ratio of 1:3, Stearidonic acid (SDA), & the rare omega-6 Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). The great thing is that GLA has shown to help with cholesterol, inflammation, skin & hair health, balancing hormones, & general heart health.

 Hemp is also comparatively high in tyrosine, alanine & aspartic acid. Additionally, Hemp protein has a good absorption profile & studies show that bio-active antioxidant peptides are produced from Hemp protein. In brief, Hemp seed (Nubs) meal has been reported to have a range of digestibility rating scores from 50-86%.

 

Hemp Facts:
  • Hemp has its earliest mention found in The Vedas or sacred Hindu texts. These writings may have been compiled as early as 2000 to 1400 B.C. According to The Vedas, Hemp was one of five sacred plants.
  • Hemp is one of the oldest domesticated crops known to man. It has been used for paper, textiles, & cordage for thousands of years. In fact, the Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a scrap of Hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.
  • About one-third of Hemp seed’s weight comes from Hemp oil, which is both edible but highly nutritious, containing essential fatty acids. The whole seed is about 25% protein, & is a good source of calcium & iron, as well as having more omega-3 than walnuts–all of which point to Hemp’s potential for food & as a dietary supplement.
  • Hemp seed (Nubs) is nutritious & contains essential fatty acids than any other source. Hemp is second only to soybeans in complete protein content (but is more digestible by humans), is high in Vitamin- B group, & is a good source of dietary fiber. Hemp fibers & stalks are used in clothing, construction materials, paper, biofuel, plastic composites, & more.