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Happy Hemp Day

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Since it’s 4/20, I thought that this would be a fitting day to mention some of the nutritional attributes of hemp.

Hemp seeds, or hemp hearts, can be sprinkled on cereal, yoghurt, salads, or blended into smoothies. One (30 gram) serving of hemp seeds contains 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of polyunsaturated fats. It’s also a good source of magnesium (192 mg) and zinc (3.5 mg) and a decent source of iron (2.9 mg).

Hemp oil is about 90% polyunsaturated fats and 10% saturated fats. It can be used as alternative to olive oil in salad dressings. It has a fairly low smoke-point though so while it can be used in cooking it shouldn’t be used for frying or cooking at high temperatures.

Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people see food and nutrition from a different perspective and understand that nutrition and health are not necessarily a result of personal choice.

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