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Toasted Hemp Seeds
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Toasted Hemp Seeds

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Toasted hemp seed are whole hemp seeds carefully roasted in a custom-built hemp seed roaster at various temperatures and for varied lengths of time to provide that extra flavour. Toasted hemp seed is a nutritious and crunchy snack, available with or without kosher sea salt seasoning. Toasted hemp seeds can also be used as a baking ingredient which will not only provide the nutritional benefits of hemp into your baked goodies but also the extra crunch and toasted nutty flavour of hemp. Toasted hemp seed is a source of calcium and an excellent source of phosphorus. Each 50 gram serving size provides 6% of the calcium RDI and 45% of the phosphorus RDI. Both calcium and phosphorus are essential macro nutrients for bone formation and DNA and RNA production. These macro nutrients are also the most abundant nutrients found in the human body. Rich in dietary fiber with 15 grams per serving size, it makes an excellent food source to maintain a health digestive system. Fiber is a special type of carbohydrate that passes through the human digestive system virtually unchanged, which is very important for the body’s digestion of foods. Most of the dietary fiber found in hemp is composed of insoluble fiber that also cleanses and nourishes the colon, providing good laxative action and beneficial effects on body chemistry. A 50 gram serving of toasted hemp seed is a source of Vitamin E, with 10% of the Recommended Daily Intake present in this serving size. Vitamin E, which is a fat-soluble vitamin, protects essential fatty acids (EFA's) from oxidation in our bodies cells and prevents breakdown of body tissues. Toasted hemp seed is a source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids with 10 grams and 3 grams, respectively per serving size. Health Canada recommends that men over 19 years old should consume 1.6 g of omega 3 per day and women over 19 years old should consume 1.1 g of omega 3 per day.

It is a good source of essential B vitamins. Toasted hemp seed is high in vitamin B1, contains vitamin B2, high in vitamin B3, high in vitamin B6 and very high in vitamin B9. Vitamin B1 is important in energy production by converting carbohydrates to glucose. Vitamins B2 and B3 are essential for correct digestion through the production of acids necessary for the breakdown of nutrients. Vitamin B6 plays a role in the functioning of the nervous system. Vitamin B9 prevents neural tube effects in the fetus during pregnancy. Toasted hemp seed is an excellent source of copper, iron and zinc. Copper, iron and zinc are referred as the “essential trio”. These are essential trace nutrients that cannot be synthesized by the body, and are needed throughout one’s lifetime, but only in small and relatively equal quantities. Copper is necessary for blood vessel formation, a healthy heart, and for stabilizing the connective tissue in the body. Zinc plays a crucial role in more than 300 enzymes in the human body, including growth and fertility and a healthy immune system. Iron is an integral part of many proteins and enzymes that maintain oxygen transport and the regulation of cell growth. Hemp contains the correct proportions of these nutrients, providing the exact balance that the body needs to thrive. Toasted hemp seed seasoned with kosher sea salt is low in sodium with only 140 mg of sodium per 50 gram serving! Based on Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Food Regulations, the serving size for toasted hemp seed is 50 grams, which is equivalent to about 5 tablespoons.