Hemp Seeds 8oz
Soft and delicious Navitas Naturals Hemp Seeds pack a powerful punch of pure plant nutrition. Hemp seeds provide a healthy dose of protein, omega fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants and minerals. These eco-friendly seeds have a mild nutty flavor, and can be enjoyed straight out of the bag, or sprinkled on virtually any dish to gain a boost of green nutrition.
Nutrition experts tout hemp seed because it is an easily-digested complete protein source that is also one of the richest vegetable sources of the Omega 3 & 6 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). Hemp seed contains chlorophyll and is a plentiful source of fiber and vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, iron, zinc, and potassium.
For optimum health, Omega-6 and Omega-3 need to be consumed in a certain ratio. Nutrition experts recommend hemp seed due to its ideal 3 to 1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 EFAs. Hemp seed oil is a rare food source of the “super omega-3” called stearidonic acid (SDA) that is the 'first metabolite' in the omega-3 family and therefore easy for the body to process. It’s also a plentiful and rare plant source of the 'super omega-6' EFA called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). There are only 4 significant natural sources of GLA: Hemp Seed, Evening Primrose, Borage and Black Currant, and of these, hemp seed is the only whole food source that has a wide variety of culinary functions.