What to do with your marijuana seed and hemp seed

Published Jan 25, 2019 03:41 p.m. ET

While most people are aware of the many health benefits of smoking and ingesting marijuana. One of the most overlooked components of a pot plant is seeds. Health benefits of cannabis seeds including hemp seeds are vast when eaten or ingested orally. Since marijuana seeds do not contain THC, CBD, or terpenes, they aren’t generally used for medicinal purposes and will not get you high. What they are great for is nutrition.

What to Do with Weed Seeds

For some, the idea of eating whole seeds just isn't appealing regardless of the potential benefits. For them, seeds can still be useful in a variety of other ways. Seeds can also be consumed using just a few tricks to combine them into your favorite food or drinks. Cannabis and hemp seeds are entirely safe and beneficial for those of all ages. Here we will show you five neat things you can do with cannabis seeds to make consuming them more enjoyable.

Hemp seed milk recipe

  1. Smoothie - Cannabis seeds can be ground up into a fine powder and added into any healthy drink like smoothies, milkshakes, or protein drinks.

  2. Baked Goods - When using seeds in baked goods you can add them as full pieces which to some is a bit gritty, or you can grind them into a powder. The benefit of baked goods is it’s easy to incorporate a lot. You can replace up to half of the flour portion of your recipe with hemp seed powder.

  3. Sauces - Sauces are an exciting way to ingest cannabis seeds and a favorite amongst those sensitive to texture. They can be added to virtually anything like BBQ sauce, ketchup, and other condiments/sauces. They can be added in full to a marinade for steaks, or they can be ground into a powder and added to virtually any sauce without changing the taste or texture.

  4. Oatmeal or Cornmeal - Much like with baked goods and sauces, hemp seeds can be an excellent nutritional addition to an already healthy breakfast by grinding seeds into powder and sprinkling them over a hot bowl of oatmeal before you eat it. This is one of the easiest ways to get your hemp seed intake.

  5. Cannabis Seed Milk - This one is a perfect alternative method of ingestion for vegans. If a plant milk interests, you then you can make your own cannabis seed or hemp seed milk at home. To do this, you will need:

  • ¾ cup of seeds
  • 4 cups of water
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla (or more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup.
  • If you would like a chocolate version than add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
  • 1 blender
  • 1 mesh strainer
  • Cheesecloth
  • 1 sealable jar or container

Instructions

  • Contains 20 amino acids.
  • Excellent source of protein.
  • Contains 9 healthy amino acids our bodies are incapable of producing on their own.
  • Contains high amounts of gamma linoleic acid which is an essential omega 6 acid
  • High Fiber Content.

Health benefits of cannabis seeds

Marijuana seeds are packed full of omega acids and have an impressively high protein content making them the perfect addition to any diet. Eating seeds is becoming so popular that there are now several different bowls of cereal and protein shakes that are made of hemp seeds currently on the market that can be found at your local grocery store or health food store. Every part of the seed including the shell is fit for consumption and contain all the nutritional supplements any average person could need. The protein in cannabis seeds is a plant-based protein, so not the same one you find in your eggs in the morning. Plant-based proteins are much easier to digest than animal proteins. One study done on ingesting plant-based protein vs. animal-based protein showed that those who had a 3% or higher intake of plant-based proteins had their risk of death reduced by 10%. While this doesn’t mean that eating pot seeds will keep you young forever, it does prove to have an incredibly positive overall health benefit.

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