The Super Seeds: Which is Healthier

What’s the difference between them? Hemp seeds outshine chia and flax when it comes to protein: Two tablespoons serve up almost 7 grams, the amount found in two egg whites. Plus, the protein in hemp seeds contains all essential amino acids, something that’s unusual for plant foods. (Amino acids are the building blocks of protein; essential amino acids must come from your diet because your body can’t make them on its own.)

 

Regular readers know that I am a big fan of Super Seeds. Check out What are the top health benefits of Chia Seeds? and also How good is hemp seed for you?

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Leslie Beck wrote in The Globe and Mail …..

What’s the difference between them? Hemp seeds outshine chia and flax when it comes to protein: Two tablespoons serve up almost 7 grams, the amount found in two egg whites. Plus, the protein in hemp seeds contains all essential amino acids, something that’s unusual for plant foods. (Amino acids are the building blocks of protein; essential amino acids must come from your diet because your body can’t make them on its own.)

Hemp seeds are also an outstanding source of magnesium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure and blood sugar. Blend two tablespoons into your smoothie and you’ll get one-quarter of a day’s worth of magnesium (116 mg).

Chia seeds are high in magnesium too and, unlike hemp seeds and flaxseeds, they’re also a good source of calcium. When it comes to fibre, chia seeds have the edge, providing 5…

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2 responses to “The Super Seeds: Which is Healthier

  1. The question isn’t which is healthier – they all have amazing benefits. It’s more like how can I fit a little of each into my meal plans, often. The article doesn’t mention the omega-3s in chia seeds, my reason for eating them – plus the fiber. Buckwheat also offers all amino acids, like the hemp (which I have yet to try). So many great foods to choose from – it’s fitting them all in that is the challenge!

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  2. Thanks for your comment, Vinny. Always nice to hear from you. You must check out the hemp sees. I think they are the tastiest of all. I sprinkle hemp and chia seeds into my smoothie in the morning, onto my granola at noon and over my salad in the evening.

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