Hey there my Flawsome friend,
Hope the day sees you well.
You may already know but I love hemp and include it in lots of my recipes.
I’ve come up with a substitute for mayonnaise-it may not be yellow in colour like egg mayo but **** me is this banging! If I do say so myself! Give it a try yourself, do let me know if you make. I love to see my recipes being made by others.
Full recipe below.
First I want to talk a bit more about Hemp and it’s benefits:
The seed of the hemp plant is a highly versatile and nutrient-rich food that can be used to make a variety of products. Hemp seeds are especially noted for their high concentrations of omega fatty acids, which can help prevent heat disease and promote overall health. In addition, hemp seeds can be used to formulate high-quality protein supplements, for those who do not eat animal products.
Hemp Seed Oil for Heart Health and Immune Function:
Hemp seeds are used to make hemp seed oil- a product with a number of “interesting substances,” according to a 2014 report published by the American Chemical Society. These substances include sterols, which can improve immune function and help control cholesterol levels, according to Dr. Julian Whitaker and linoleic acids which possess heart-healthy benefits. A 2010 article published in “Nutrition and Metabolism” also noted that the excellent concentrations of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in hemp seed oil have the potential to beneficially influence heart disease and improve overall health.
Hemp Seed Oil for Skin Conditions:
The benefits of hemp seed oil extend beyond heart health. A 2005 study published in the “Journal of Dermatological Treatment” noted that the balance of omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids make hemp seed oil useful in treating symptoms of atopic dermatitis — a skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes. The trial, conducted over a 20 week period, found that patients who used hemp seed oil experienced significant improvements in atopic dermatitis symptoms, including skin dryness and itchiness.
Hemp Seed Protein – A High Quality Protein Source:
One of the most common uses of hemp seed is to produce protein powder supplements. For vegans and others who avoid animal and animal products, hemp is a great alternative because it contains very high quality protein. The quality of a protein is based on the concentration of its amino acids. Proteins with more complete amino acid profiles are digested and used more efficiently by the body. A 2010 study published in the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” found that hemp seed protein contained a protein digestibility-corrected amino acid, or PDCAA, score — a score determining the quality and digestibility of a given protein source — greater or equal to many other vegan protein sources including grains, nuts and certain legumes.
Hemp Seed Protein for Immune Function and Anti fatigue:
The health benefits of hemp seeds do not end with their omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Hemp seed protein may have additional health benefits, including immune boosting and anti-fatigue effects. A 2008 study published in “Wei Sheng Yan Jiu” demonstrated these findings in an animal trial. The study found that hemp seed protein had positive effects on the immune function of mice and an anti-fatigue effect, which allowed the mice to swim longer.
Hemp Seeds Are Incredibly Nutritious:
Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids. They are also a great protein source and contain high amounts of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulphur, calcium, iron and zinc.
Hemp Seeds May Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease:
Hemp seeds are a great source of arginine and gamma-linolenic acid, which have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.
Hemp Seeds May Reduce Symptoms of PMS and Menopause:
Hemp seeds may reduce symptoms associated with PMS and menopause, thanks to its high levels of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
Whole Hemp Seeds May Aid Digestion:
Whole hemp seeds contain high amounts of fibre — both soluble and insoluble — which benefits digestive health. However, de-hulled or shelled hemp seeds contain very little fibre.
Overall, I would say hemp seeds are incredibly healthy. They may be one of the few superfoods worthy of their reputation. Why wouldn’t you include hemp in your diet? Give it a try today.
Have you tried any hemp products? Let me know you’re thoughts…
I love Good Hemp Foods a UK based company, but hemp can be bought from some supermarkets now, all health food shops/stores, on line-Amazon, etc.
I include Hemp Protein, Seeds, and Oil daily to my diet. I love the stuff!
Hemp Seed Mayo
• 1 Cup of Hemp Seed Hearts (I use Good Hemp)
• 3 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
• 2 Tablespoons of Hemp Seed Oil (I used Good Hemp)
• ½ Cup of Cold Water
• Pinch of Salt (I like to use Pink Himalayan Rock Salt)
(Optional: 1-2 Cloves of Garlic or Fresh/Dried Herbs, Paprika or other seasonings of choice)
What will you need:
• Food Processor/High Speed Blender
How to make:
• Add all ingredients to blender/food processor
• Whizz until smooth
• Serve and enjoy.
Enjoy and will keep for about 2 weeks on the fridge.
I store in a glass jar in the fridge.
**Use as you would other salad dressings.**
Enjoy and do share any pics if you make, I’d love to see your versions. Tag me in any pics on social media @flawsomejem
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I’ll leave it there for today.
Lots of love,
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