What is so healthy about hemp foods?
Another unique attribute of hemp oil is that it’s fatty acids are approximately 80% polyunsaturated and it is reputed to be the most polyunsaturated vegetable seed oil known in the plant kingdom. The unique distinction of hemp seed from other considered highly nutritional seeds like flax, is that hemp seed protein is 65% globulin edistin, the highest in the plant kingdom and also includes albumin. Its protein is readily available in a form quite similar to found in blood plasma. Therefore eating hemp seeds will give the body all the essential amino acids required to produce the human serum albumin and serum globulins like the immune enhancing gamma globulins.
Udo Erasmus, in his book, “Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill” declares hemp oil to be the “the most perfectly balanced, natural EFA rich oil available” and “nature’s most perfectly balanced oil”.
Another unique benefit of hemp oil is that it has a characteristic delightful nutty flavor and aroma; “it tastes good!”
The interest in hemp oil was largely brought to the public attention by Dr. Andrew Weil, MD of the University of Arizona College of Medicine
through his article “Therapeutic Hemp Oil” published in Natural Health magazine (March/April, 1993).