Do you want a weird fact? A few Centuries ago, when the American colonizers occupied the East Coast of the present United States, they required to farm and landowners to plant and harvest hemp.
Yes, you read it right, they were required to plant hemp and this is not because they want to smoke weeds and get high. Rather, they are after their real and important nutrients that people can use every day.
The Importance of Cannabis Seeds
During the Colonization Period, Americans were obliged by the law to plant hemp due to its economic benefits. Its fibrous components are essential in creating ropes, clothes, and even paper. Also, hemp stems and stalks were usually used for the construction industry.
On the other side of the globe, in the vast lands of Ancient China, hemp plants were vastly cultivated. The seeds they produce were extracted into the oil. They mixed hemp seed oil mixed with many foods and medicines, keeping their citizens healthy for the longest time.
In modern times, the seeds earn a bad reputation because of the plants they produce. However, studies show that Cannabis seeds are not harmful but healthy instead. Cannabis Seeds are known to contain essential nutrients needed by our body.
In a research done by the Massachusetts General Hospital, they found out that of 170,000 studied records, those who prefer to eat plant proteins have a 10-percent lower risk of death compared to those who practice eating animal-based protein.
In Canada, some of its Cannabis users consume the seeds due to their important benefits. Canada is next to Uruguay in legalizing Marijuana use in the world. Their government tolerates legitimate selling of the seeds for the public but not for the minors.
Canadians do not want to waste every single item that their Marijuana plants can produce. Because of this, eating the seeds of Marijuana Plants became a wide practice. Apart from the benefits, the seeds may serve as a snack for some of its users.
The seeds are great sources of the following nutrients:
- Vitamin E
- Amino Acid
- Fatty Acids
The seeds are excellent sources of protein. With more than 25% on the average, Cannabis seeds surpass 16-18% Protein contents of the popular Chia and Flax seeds.
Fortunately, obese people can use Cannabis Seeds for their weight loss program. The nutrients embedded on each seed catalyze the process of weight reduction over a long period. Meanwhile, for those who need to gain weight, these seeds can help them to become heavier in a healthy way.
Each seed has 30% fat and is rich in important and good fatty acids- alpha-linolenic and linolenic acids, also known as Omega-3 and Omega-6. These acids are good for our hearts, hairs, bones and Reproductive System.
Cannabis Seeds can cut the risk of having hypertension, reduction of blood clot formation in arteries and heart attacks.
The said seeds also contain gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which is helpful for the Female Reproductive System. This type of acid helps women to relieve the physical and emotional pains they experience during Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Menopause. It can also help the regulation of hormonal imbalance during the Menopausal period.
Lastly, Cannabis Seeds are high in Fiber content. As mentioned earlier, people cultivated the hemp plants in the Ancient Times because of their ability to produce quality clothes and ropes. Fiber acts as an effective Digestion Flush which removes toxins within our organs, essential to the improvement of our metabolism and Digestive System.
Aside from that, it may help us in preventing Diabetes due to the seeds’ fibrous content. The glucose contents that fibers will clean decreases the risk of having this lifetime disease. Take note that most of its fibers are in its shells, that’s why consuming seeds with shells is a healthier practice.
How Will You Consume the Seeds?
Now that you learned about nutritional contents about the seeds, you may wonder on the proper way of consuming these.
Popularly, Canadians mix the seeds in different meals that do not require cooking. Making the seeds fresh and raw in consumption makes it more nutritious compared to the cooked seeds considering that the heat and oil used for cooking affect the seeds’ content.
One of its known way of eating is roasting it and make it a snack. The crunchy seeds taste like chips and serve better than eating junk foods.
You can add the shelled seeds in oatmeal, salads, smoothies, and yogurt. If you want to take it on the next level, grind and mix the seeds until it turns to powder. Pulverized seeds are a good alternative mixture for flour.
If you have no patience in preparing food or simply do not have cooking skills, you can eat the seeds raw. After all, we want those seeds because of the health benefits they bring, right?
Cannabis Seeds are the heart of every Marijuana plants existing on our planet. Small as they may appear, but the benefits they bring are considerably big and remarkably great.
The heart of the Marijuana Industry is not the consumers, but the seeds. With its nutritional benefits, a single seed can help many Canadians live healthily and actively.
Everybody in Canada can eat the seeds, provided that they will buy with legitimate and registered Cannabis Seed Banks found in their communities or in Online.
So, the next time you see the seeds, hesitate not to make use of them for food! Sprinkle them with different meals, include with your smoothies, or simply eat them like chips! Cannabis Seeds are essential and your body will surely benefit with all the nutrients they bring.