msjenniferwalker:

One of the things that eating raw has forced me to do is to find alternatives to things in my diet that I take for granted. A discovery I’ve made for myself is the use of raw hemp seeds on salads. They have a huge amount of protein for a plant and they taste great. This blog post by Jennifer Sygo goes into more detail. I encourage you to give them a whirl!

Originally posted on National Post | Life:

Welcome to Nutrition Bites, an occasional feature from Post columnist Jennifer Sygo, in which the dietitian addresses topical nutritional quandaries.Have a question for Jennifer? Email her here.

Q:What’s the deal with hemp seeds? Are they some kind of superfood? And will I get high if I eat them?

A: Like the chia seed that we looked at a few weeks ago, hemp seeds that have been hulled, also known as hemp hearts, are often dubbed a superfood, a theoretical term for foods that are particularly nutrient-dense or important for disease prevention.  While the validity of the term superfood is debatable, hemp can still be a valuable addition to your diet. According to manufacturers and distributors, a 1-ounce (28 gram/2 tablespoon) serving of shelled hemp seeds provides 11 grams of protein, an unusually high amount for a plant food (2 Tablespoons of peanut butter, by comparison, provides…

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I'm a Jenn of all trades, as long as they are creative and fulfilling. I'm an actress, writer, photographer and all around social person. I love to learn, travel, meet new people and have new experiences.

Posted on March 16, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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