Hemp is now a bonafide superfood: Hemp is super-nutritious and although tiny, quite mighty. Hemp seeds have become popular because they are exceptionally nutritious and rich in healthy fats, protein and various minerals. They are from the same species as cannabis but a different variety. They contain only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. There's a distinct difference between psychoactive and non-psychoactive forms of hemp, according to the journal Nutrition and Metabolism. Hemp seeds contains less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—which is insignificant.
By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN