10 reasons for eating hemp sprouts

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Hemp sprouts

Hemp sprouts

Today I have been fortunate enough to attend a plenary seminar at annual ICRS symposium by Giovanni Appendino, PhD. (Baveno, 2014)

He is a bright professor in organic chemistry whom investigated biological profiles of cannabinoids with the likes of Vincenzo Di Marzo and Raphael Mechoulam.

His talk was incredibly stimulating and covered a broad target of topics.

With today’s post I will attempt to summarize his viewpoint on hemp as a super food (supported by 2 decades of studies and a substantial number of publications).

 

1. Hemp sprouts are a safe super food.

To contrary of other super foods, such as soy, there is no contraindications with high amount of consumption.

2. Hemp sprouts contain and maintain a stable ratio of omega 3 and omega 6

Poly-Unsaturated Fatty Acids or PUFAs, for short, are the kind of plant-based fats considered to be  great neuroprotectant, effectively  preventing neurodegenerative diseases.

For an insight on Omegas benefits, click here.

3. Hemp sprouts have a low percentage of fats compared to other seeds (only 30%)

As discussed here, consuming low levels of dietary fats is not only fundamental for metabolic and cardiac functions, but is also a pivotal point for cognitive performance.

4.Hemp sprouts provide all amino acids

This is an incredible profile for an unmatchable super food. Amino acids are the building blocks for proteins, making hemp products the most complete form of vegan protein. (Ps. A steak does not contain all 20 amino acids!)

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Amino acid values for hemp seed (cv Finola) and rapeseed in Table 3 were derived experimentally at MTT (the National Agricultural Laboratories in Jokionen, Finland). Other amino acid values in Table 3 were obtained from an authoritative literary source (Scherz et al., 1986).

Hemp also contains Edestin, an unique globular protein that is easily absorbed by the human body and can deliver a quick boost of energy.

5. Hemp sprouts contain high levels of cannaflavins

Cannaflavin is a underrated flavonoid which has an unique anti-inflammatory property .

(Its efficiency is well higher than aspirin)

6. Hemp sprouts taste good

Think hazelnuts taste. Making them not only more potent than aspirin, but also more desirable.

7 .Hemp sprouts do not contain THC.

The % of decarboxylated THC are as low as 0,1 %, making hemp sprouts incredibly safe to consume, showing no psychotropic properties.

8.  Hemp sprouts contain high levels of phytoestrogens

Due to the cannaflavin contained in hemp sprouts, it present an unique property: a similar chemical structure to a related plant (Hop- see the evolution patterns of these two plants here), which has been recognised as the plant with the greatest levels of phytoestrogens.

Oestrogen is a potent neuroprotectan as you can find here.

Intake of phytoestrogen is also great at preventing PMS symptoms in women.

9. Hemp sprouts are bursting with antioxidants

Thus helping the body vs Reactive Oxygen Species (or ROS for short). Read here to know more on the disease-preventing effects of having a diet rich in antioxidants.

10.  Sprouting can occur in your home!

With a little care you could demolish the cost of this superfood almost to zero!

 

Either it is for prevention or as a cleansing therapy, how did you introduce hemp sprouts in your diet?

Share your tips on your best recipes below!

 

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Viola Brugnatelli

Viola Brugnatelli is a Neuroscientist specialised in Cannabinoid circuitry & GPCRs signalling. Her academy and research training let her gain extensive experience on medical cannabis and terpenes both from preclinical as well as clinical perspective. In her vision, collective human knowledge behold the power for overall improvement of life, thus, it should be accessible and shareable. Viola is Founder of the science online magazine Nature Going Smart, and works as a consultant for companies & individual patients, as a speaker at seminars and workshops and as a lecturer in a CME course on Medical Cannabis in Italy, at the University of Padua.

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6 Responses

  1. Superb post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?

    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further.

    Appreciate it!

    • Viola Brugnatelli says:

      Thank you Noemi. We will definitely write more on hemp sprouts. We suggest you to check “cannabis as a functional food” section to find more info on hemp edibles and their beneficial effects!

  2. please send lab results of hemp sprouts to confirm claims of this article.
    i am about to grow hemp sprouts on a large scale, could really use this information.
    blessings

  3. Cindy says:

    Where do you find the seeds? In the states they are sold split, not whole.

  4. Alyx Kerr says:

    Hello! I have done this a handful, managed to find hempo dot com >food / 200 gm or 1kg 90% viable and Biona seed 80% viable on Amazon. Hyperanalgesia, the works as a food. Breakfast and prayer in one. Manna, an author theorizes. See ‘Hempgrass’ tutorials here for a bit of the research done by Dr William Courtney and Kristen at http://www.rawhemp.tk
    !!dietary cannabis!!

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