I hemp seeds are among the so-called protein foods because they contain all the essential amino acids. Rich in omega 3 and omega 6 they are also a valid help against atriosclerosis and cardiovascular disorders. Let's find out better.
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Main nutrients of hemp seeds
Il nutritional value to the hemp seeds really complete and unique compared to other foods of plant origin.
For 25% they are composed of proteins, but in an exceptional combination that sees all present 8 essential amino acids for the protein synthesis.
The proteins we take in through the diet are broken down by the body into amino acids which, once the digestive process is finished, are reassembled to form a new protein tissue: the main purpose of protein synthesis is that of cell renewal.
Deficient amino acids can generally be synthesized by the same organism, but this does not apply to the 8 defined essentials, which must be introduced through food.
Hemp seeds are among the so-called foods "complete proteins”Precisely because they contain all the essential amino acids.
Also validvitamin intake (especially for vitamin E) and di mineral salts (calcium, magnesium and potassium).
The lipid part of hemp seeds is mainly composed of unsaturated fats: the famous omega 6 and omega 3, very useful, for example, in case of arthritis.
A healthy and balanced diet should include the intake of these fatty acids precise proportions: the optimal omega 6 / omega 3 ratio should be 5: 1, but the bad eating habits of the contemporary world have altered this ratio to reach ratios of 20: 1.
In hemp seeds the content of omega 6 and omega 3 acids fully respects the optimal ratio which correctly regulates metabolic activity.
Properties and benefits
The properties of hemp seeds are mainly due to the high presence of polyunsaturated acids that make them precious to fight and prevent various ailments includingarteriosclerosis, cardiovascular disorders, cholesterol, arthrosis, diseases of the respiratory system (e.g. asthma, sinusitis and tracheitis), eczema e acne.
Hemp seeds are truly one natural medicine and constant intake can help keep several glands and muscles healthy and strengthen the nervous system.
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Hemp seeds in the kitchen
Hemp seeds have a very pleasant flavor and are easily digestible, for this reason they are widely used in the kitchen, especially for enrich salads (like all most oil seeds) or for the preparation of cookies and sweets but also of pestos and sauces.
With the hemp seeds we prepare theHemp-Fu, a product similar to soy tofu but with a much stronger flavor. The hemp tofu it is widely used in the vegan diet to prepare creams (sweet or savory) or to be enjoyed stir-fried.
It is also obtained from the grinding of hemp seeds hemp flour, rich in nutrients and useful for the immune system.
Another preparation that includes hemp seeds is it Shichimi, a traditional one Japanese blend of spices similar to a very flavored chilli pepper with a characteristic orange color
In Shichimi, in addition to hemp seeds (in some variants replaced by ginger) we find sesame seeds, poppy seeds, nori seaweed, mandarin peel, chilli and black pepper. It is used in the preparation of soups and rice-based dishes.
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