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Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:02 am

by: Katie Foster RDN LD

Move over chia and flax seeds, there’s a new guy in town!
You may have heard of hempseeds, as they are becoming a trending topping and add-in to baked goods, but what exactly are hempseeds?
Hempseeds come from the cannabis plant family; however, the seeds from the industrial hemp plant do not contain THC, the active compound in marijuana.
What they do contain is a whole lot of healthy goodness. Every two-tablespoon serving of hemp seeds contains about 90 calories. Within that, each serving contains five grams of high-quality protein as well as two grams fiber to help keep you feeling full.
Hempseeds are naturally low in sodium, contain heart -healthy fats and have no cholesterol. They also contain an array of vitamins and minerals. Hemp seeds can be eaten raw or sprouted, ground into meal or made into oil.

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