Health Benefits of Flax Seeds, Chia Seeds and Hemp Seeds
Healthy Hemp Seeds
Hemp plants (aka Cannabis sativa) may be illegal to grow in the U.S. because of their association with the mood-altering cultivars of the plant, but eating hemp seeds is increasingly popular. 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.
Nutritional boons of hemp seeds (per tbsp.): 4 g protein, 16% dv phosphorus, 16% dv magnesium, 1 g omega-3s.
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