Derived from Cannabis plant, hemp seed is a good source of edible oil. Most of us don’t know that hemp seed oil is good for heart health. When compared to other forms of Cannabis, the hallucinogenic properties of hemp are low, and possess high levels of beta-carotene, minerals, fibre, vitamin A, C, E and proteins.
Cannabis is being used for textile, food and medicinal purposes.
Botanical study led by Dr. Fernandez-Arche has investigated the health benefits of hemp seed oil. The team have found abundant levels of sterols and linolenic acids are present in hemp seed oils. Linolenic acid belongs to omega-3 fatty acids that prevent heart diseases and other vascular diseases.
The study was published in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.