IECAVNIEKS HEMP SEED OIL
Hemp seed oil should be used fresh, never heated! Hemp seed oil is a great seasoning for potatoes, salads and sauces. It is not suitable for frying. If heated, it quickly loses its smell and nutritional value. It should be kept refrigerated once opened.
Hemp seeds contain up to 35% oil, which is high in various unsaturated fatty acids (around 80%). This is higher than in any other vegetable oil. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are not produced by our bodies and must be taken in through food. Hemp seed oil contains these fatty acids in an ideal ratio of 1:3. Nutritionists recommend consuming about 7–11 g of Omega-6 and 2–3.5 g of Omega-3 fatty acids per day. This amount is contained in one tablespoon of hemp seed oil. These fatty acids are essential for our health – they improve blood circulation, help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, give energy, nourish skin, nails and hair, reduce inflammation and maintain joint health.
Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are essential for brain and nerve cell development and are therefore especially necessary for children.
Hemp seeds also contain a high amount of protein – around 25–30%, which is more than beef or fish, at around 6 grams per tablespoon. Among other proteins, hemp also contains globulin, which is the third most abundant protein in the human body and is responsible for protection against harmful micro-organisms. Globulins, also known as immunoglobulins, are necessary for maintaining a healthy immune system.
The fatty acids in hemp seed oil are essential for:
- energy production,
- a stable nervous system,
- brain development and functioning,
- skin health and elasticity,
- healthy metabolism,
- lowering cholesterol and blood pressure,
- heart health,
- hormone production,
- maintaining immunity,
- alleviating the symptoms of menopause.
- For prophylaxis: 1–2 teaspoons daily before meals.
- As a tasty and nutritious addition to other dishes – potatoes (instead of butter), roots, peas, beans, salads, soups, etc.
- Add to yoghurt, cottage cheese and other sour milk products, as well as baked goods.
- In beauty care, the oil is massaged into the skin, making it soft, supple and glowing. Hemp seed oil has moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties. It absorbs well and does not form a greasy layer. Massaging the oil into the hair and scalp one hour before washing leaves the hair healthy, shiny and manageable.