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Hemp seeds - intoxicatingly good?

You want to grow old, but still remain beautiful for a long time? Then it's "Open your mouth, hemp seeds pure, be younger!" Well, it doesn't work that easy. But the trendy miracle seeds can still help you to stay healthy in the long run and keep a young-looking appearance. Here a short insight into the background of one of our main ingredients for  nucao.

Hemp seeds: Nutritional values

If you read the nutritional values of hemp seeds, you often get a short fright at first - so many calories! And so much fat! That can't be healthy! 

Thought wrong 🙂 Although hemp seeds are very high in calories, they contain a lot of vitamins, unsaturated fatty acids and are also a good source of protein. So they live up to their name as superfood.

Nutritional values for hulled hemp seeds per 100g

Calories553 kcal
Protein31g
Carbohydrates9g
thereof sugar1,5g
Fibres4g
Grease49g
Saturated fatty acids4,5g
Monounsaturated fatty acids5g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids38g

Vitamins and minerals

Iron14mg
Potassium860mg
Calcium145mg
Magnesium483mg
Phosphorus1160mg
Zinc7mg
vitamin A3800 IU*
vitamin B10.4mg
vitamin B20.11mg
vitamin B32.8mg
vitamin B60.12mg
vitamin D77.5 IU*
vitamin E90mg
  • * IU stands for International Unit. Where 400 IU = 10 micrograms (0.01 mg)

Amino acid profile

Alanin1,28g
Arginine3,10g
Aspartic acid2,78g
Cysteine0,41g
Fenylalanine4,57g
Glutamine1,14g
Histidine0,71g
Isoleuchin0,98g
Leucine1,72g
Lysine1,03g
Methionine0,58g
Penylalanine1,17g
Proline1,15g
Serin1,17g
Threonine0,88g
Tryptofan0,20g
Tyrosine0,86g
Valine1,28g

Good for your health: Hemp seeds and their effects

We already teased it in the intro: Hemp seeds make you young, beautiful and healthy - but why and what exactly happens in your body when you eat hemp seeds regularly?

At a glance:

  • Hemp seeds have an anti-inflammatory effect
  • Can prevent diabetes
  • are full of antioxidants
  • have a regulating effect on the hormone balance
  • promote good sleep
  • are packed with a lot of vitamins
  • can prevent cardiovascular problems

Because you should of course not blindly trust us and simply believe, we have explained some effects in more detail here: 

Hemp seeds prevent inflammation

The small seeds are full of antioxidants - these are really good friends of our immune system, as they protect our cells from damage and degeneration (changes in the genetic material of the cell). 

Among other things, the preservation of the natural control and repair mechanism simultaneously slows down the aging process and reduces the risk of cancer. At the same time, inflammatory diseases such as arthritis or rheumatism can be alleviated.

Preventing diabetes

Hemp seeds contain the rare gamma-linolenic acid which, for example, counteracts diabetes. 

In addition, hemp seeds are full of fibre, which only slowly increases the blood sugar level - this can also have a positive effect on diabetes. 

Hemp seeds have a positive effect on your hormone balance

Gamma-linoleic acid can do even more: it has a regulating effect on hormone balance and can thus have a positive effect on thyroid function, the pancreas, depression and even PMS - which makes our nucao bars the perfect period snack twice over 🙂

Cross my heart: Do cannabis seeds get high? 

No, hemp seeds don't get you high. They do not contain THC and therefore have no intoxicating effect. They are approved as food and completely harmless 🙂

A short history of the hemp plant

Cannabis sativa, the Latin name of the real hemp plant from which the hemp seeds come, makes most of us think directly of joints, junkies or Jamaica. Maybe even all of them at once. But don't worry: cannabis seeds won't get you high. Because the seeds come from plants from which the drug THC was bred.

Cannabis is one of the oldest crops in the world and has always offered people a wide range of uses. Unfortunately, the positive properties of hemp together with the plant itself receded into the background when it was banned in many countries of the western world in the course of prohibition in the 20th century. In the meantime, however, hemp is on the advance again and as a "superfood" has become an increasingly important component of modern healthy nutrition.

What you can do with cannabis seeds: Recipes and use

Well, are you convinced of the wondrous? You can easily integrate them into your current diet to benefit from their effects:

  • Snack peeled hemp seeds just in between.
  • Add it as a topping to your cereal or salad.
  • Mix them into spreads or pestos.
  • Bake them in bread or cake batter.
  • Give your smoothie or Protein shake with a few hemp seeds, that certain something.
  • Or add them to pasta, soups or dressings.

You see, there are no limits to your imagination. 🙂

Hemp seeds are on the advance again as superfood after the long prohibition. Proteins, fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins provide many health benefits when consuming the nutritious grains. We wanted to make it especially easy and tasty for you (and us ;)), and have combined them with raw chocolate in our bars - among other things. here you can try it.