A hemp nut is a peeled seed
Another process, called “de-hulling,” removes the seed coat, leaving the hemp nut. There is no significant difference in the medicinal or nutritional content of hulled hemp seeds, they are simply more convenient to use and can be purchased cheaply online. They can be consumed alone, or used instead of other grains, seeds, and nuts in recipes. Only 6.6% of the total calories in shelled hemp seed come from saturated fat compared to 14% of saturated fat calories common in the modern diet.
Hemp seed is preferred to other seeds
The hemp nut consists mainly of oil, typically around 44%, 33% protein and dietary fiber, and 12% other carbohydrates (predominantly from residues of the hull). In addition, the nut contains vitamins, particularly the vitamin E complex, phytosterols, and trace minerals. Overall, hemp’s advantage over other seeds is its fatty acid profile and its protein, which contains all of the essential amino acids in nutritionally significant amounts and a desirable ratio.
Hemp seed is rich in Omega 3
Most oil seeds contain linoleic acid (LA), an essential fatty acid (EFA) from the “omega-6” family, yet they offer little alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the other EFA from the “omega- 3” family. Humans should ingest these EFAs in an omega-6/omega-3 ratio of about 4:1.
Since seed oil and animal fat, both low in omega-3, account for most of our fat intake, Western diets typically have omega-6/omega-3 ratios of 10:1 or more, which is far too rich in omega-6 and correspondingly too deficient in omega-3. This imbalance is a cofactor in a wide range of common illnesses, including cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, diabetes, and skin and mood disorders.