Bhaanga/ Hemp seeds are incredibly healthy seeds that pack a nutritional punch everytime we eat them. One of the most nutritious seeds available in the market, Hemp seeds are nature’s ‘health gift’ to mankind. Including them in your diet would be a prudent idea as Hemp seeds yield lot of health benefits. Technically, they fall into the category of Nuts and have a mild yet distinct nutty flavor.
Hemp Seeds are a rich source of omega-3, omega-6 fats, fiber and amino acid profile. Hemp seeds are nutrient dense seeds that contain Magnesium , Vitamin E, Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Iron and Zinc. They have a high content of protein.
Hemp seeds are believed to reduce the risk of heart diseases, and may provide relief from eczema. They may also reduce symptoms of PMS and Menstruation and aid digestion as they contain lot of fiber. Thye are also believed to be associated with relaxation, blood sugar control, blood pressure control
Ways to Savour
Hemp Seeds can be consumed solo- raw, cooked or roasted. They have a variety of culinary uses. They can be sprinkled on salads, blended in yogurts, or added to a smoothie, used as a topping on granola, puddings or desserts to give them an extra nutritious touch. They can also be used in baking cakes n muffins.
Store in airtight containers, away from heat and moisture.