Hemp for Food
There are many uses of hemp as a food. It can be eaten raw, pressed to produce hempseed oil, made into milk, tea, seed butter, hemp tofu, frozen waffles, flour, cake mixes or protein powders. There are many benefits of consuming hemp for food:
Hemp seeds, which contain protein levels of 25%-31%, are second to soybeans that have 35% proteins. However, the protein found in hemp seeds is more digestible by humans, as they have the same structures as the proteins in the blood. Soy protein, on the other hand, is quite difficult to assimilate or digest and disrupts our hormone systems, mainly in men (phytoestrogens). This makes hemp seeds the best vegetable source of easily digestible complete proteins.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) and amino acids Hemp oil has the highest levels of essential fatty acids and provides the recommended amino acids for human consumption. There are many benefits of EFAs in hemp foods.