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10 Super-Healthy Food Trends You Haven't Tried Yet (Page 7)

Hemp

6. Hemp

Chia isn’t the only super-healthy seed gaining popularity. Though hemp plants (aka Cannabis sativa) are illegal to grow in the U.S. because of their association with the mood-altering cultivars of the plant, eating hemp seeds is increasingly popular. Hemp-seed sales grew 156 percent between 2008 and 2010. As versatile as, and similar in taste to, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds can be eaten raw, toasted, sprinkled on yogurt or salads or ground into seed butter. Per tablespoon, hemp seeds boast 16 percent of your daily value for phosphorus and magnesium, 1 gram of ALA and a little under 1 gram of fiber.

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