04 May '11, 8pm

US Missing Out On Agricultural Millions Because The DEA Can't Distinguish Hemp From Pot : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

US Missing Out On Agricultural Millions Because The DEA Can't Distinguish Hemp From Pot : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

One of the foci of the latest campaign to tout the many virtues of hemp is the nutritional benefits. So factoid #1: In addition to being an excellent source of protein, hemp seed have a "perfectly balanced 1:3 ratio of naturally-occurring omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids...unlike other seeds and nutritional oils, such as flax and fish fish oil, hemp seeds also contain super omega-3 stearidonic acid and super omega-6-gamma-linolenic acid in nutritionally relevant amounts that help to reduce inflammation and improve mental functioning, as well as make up for potentially impaired fatty acid metabolism." In other words, while it's probably not a good idea to rely solely on hemp seed for these nutrients (as dietician Ashley Koff reminded us at Candle 79), a more balanced intake being preferable, hemp seed is seriously good for you.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/u-s-missing-out-a...

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