They say good things come in small packages...
Whole hemp seeds contain on average 34% Carbohydrates, 31% Fat, and 23% Protein. This protein is composed of a healthy assortment of amino acids and the oils are one of the richest sources of the essential fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6. These seeds also provide a rich source of essential vitamins and minerals making them an ideal source of nutrition for both animals and humans alike.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), one serving of hemp seeds meet the following percentages of the recommended daily value: 50 percent for magnesium and phosphorus, 25 percent for zinc and 15 percent for iron.
These crucial minerals deliver oxygen to your brain, build and repair cellular tissues and support immune health. Hemp seeds also offer 4 percent of your daily fiber intake, which improves bowel function and increases your feelings of fullness.
In addition, hemp seeds contain all of the essential amino acids, allowing hemp to serve as a complete source of protein, a complementary for those following the ever-growing plant-based diet movement .
In a wide-ranging May 2019 review of hemp seed protein published in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, researchers found whole hemp seeds contain 20 to 25 percent protein. After removal of the outer shell, the edible portion of the seed contains, on average, 35.9 percent protein — a heavy concentration of protein in such a small package.