Watch: Are Hemp Seeds The New Superfood?

You won't get a high, but health-wise, hemp seeds are your friend. A light dusting of three tablespoons gives you 10 grams of protein, 3000 mg of omega fatty acids, and 25 percent of your daily zinc needs (hello immune system) - amongst other healthy bits.

Hemp seeds have been a trending 'superfood seed' for years now. They have a rich, nutty flavor, and are an effortless way to power you up via salads, soups, smoothies, and edibles.

It might even rival another trending food in the world of healthy eating - quinoa.

Quinoa is a great product, but hemp fills a different area of nutritional need, says Paul Benhaim, CEO of Hemp Foods Australia.

"It contains Omega 3 and Omega 6, essential fatty acids," he says. "It's the only naturally balanced plant-based source of that in the whole world."

Check out this Australian video to learn more about the story of hemp seeds, and their struggle for acceptance in a world that still associates them with the THC-rich and widely prohibited marijuana.


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