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!
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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