It is well known that Cannabis seeds are one of the best protein products necessary for regular use in the human diet. In the European market, most protein products from hemp seed are sold without any additives. This is due to the fact that the seeds of cannabis in its composition contain all the essential amino acids necessary for the human body. Therefore, hemp protein, which is a vegetable protein, is not inferior in its consumer characteristics, but in a number of indices it exceeds the proteins of animal origin contained in dairy products, poultry products (eggs) or livestock (meat) industry.
Hemp protein has the ideal for the human body ratio of essential Omega-3 and Omega-6 amino acids, as well as a sufficient amount of linoleic acid of plant origin. Protein from hemp seed as no other biological product is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients, providing the maximum dose of nutrients with minimal expenses of the organism for its processing.
The protein content of cannabis seeds can vary, but the most common indicator is about 50% of the weight. The amount of protein in the whey is 23 to 27 grams of polypeptide per serving, whereas hemp seed contains 9 to 15 grams of protein. Some foreign manufacturers of hemp protein produce a more concentrated product, using modern technologies for processing hemp seed.
Another advantage of hemp protein is that it contains a minimum amount of sucrose, which is why it is virtually tasteless. In this regard, the hemp market is actively developing the direction of derivatives of hemp protein – hemp milk, butter, cocktails or whey with the addition of berries or fruits.