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Hemp Protein Nutritional Facts and Comparisons

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Hemp protein offers several advantages over other forms of proteins and protein supplements. Some of the important facts about hemp powder/protein are

Health Benefits of Hemp Powder:

  • High source of Protein with 47% Protein (Supplements may range from 50% to 75% protein)
  • Contains all 20 Amino Acids
  • Contains all 10 Essential Amino Acids
  • Naturally Rich in Omega 3 (with SDA)
  • Over 30% of the Daily Recommended Intake of Omega 3 per Serving
  • Source of GLA (Omega Gamma Linoleic Acid)
  • Excellent source of dietary fibre.
  • Free from Gluten, Dairy, Lactose & Soya, GMO, Hexane
  • 100% Plant Based Protein

It is a complete superfood which has a complete protein profile like meat with all the Essential Amino Acids (EAAs), at the same time without toxins, hormones, cholesterol and other harmful agents.

Hemp Nutrition Profile:

Typical nutritional values
per 100g
per 30g serving
Energy
1548 kJ/370 kcal
464 kJ/111 kcal
Protein
47.0 g
14.1 g
Carbohydrate
15.4 g
4.6 g
of which Sugar (not added)
5.4 g
1.6 g
Fat
12.6 g
3.8 g
of which Saturates
1.4 g
0.4 g
of which Monounsaturates
1.5 g
0.5 g
of which Omega 9
1.5 g
0.5 g
of which Polyunsaturates
9.7 g
2.9 g
of which Omega 3
2.3 g
0.7 g
of which Omega 6
7.4 g
2.2 g
Fibre
21.0 g
6.3 g
Sodium
0.0 g
0.0 g

Hemp protein contains 65% Edestin*– the highest percentage among all plant-based proteins. Easily digestable and won’t cause intestinal toxemia like many whey products.

Unlike other protein supplements hemp in addition to protein provides essential fatty acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6), vitamins, minerals, fibre, enzymes, probiotics, antioxidants and a host of other nutritional components.

Fish oil is also a good source of omega 3 fatty acids and GLA however they also contains dioxins, toxins and heavy metals. However hemp protein is free from such agents. Even people who are allergic to gluten, soy or lactose will not have any issue as hemp is devoid of any such allergens.

Hemp Protein Vs Whey Vs Soy Protein

Hemp Vs Whey Vs Soya
The following is a comparison between Hemp, Whey and Soy Protein. (Also learn why Soy protein might actually be harmful). Read the review about the best organic hemp protein powder in the market.

 Hemp Protein  Whey Protein  Soy Protein
 Digestion  Easy to Digest and No Bloating of stomach  Excessive consumption might lead to bloating and cramps  Contains oligosaccharides might result in gas problem and other stomach issues
 Allergens  No known Allergens  People allergic to lactose should avoid whey  People allergic to soy cannot consume soy protein
 Fiber  Contains 20%+ fiber, making digestion smoother, and is soothing on the intestine  0% fiber and is known to cause digestive issues, known to result in intestinal toxemia  hexane is present and fiber is usually removed from the isolates
 Fatty Acids  Contains essential fatty acids, GLA which is extremely important for body functions  Fat is removed, and some amount of cholesterol is present.  All fat is extracted
 Application of Heat Just powdered. No heat is applied  Excessive heat is applied  Hexane and excessive heat is applied.
 Presence of Edestin  Good source of Edestin  nil  nil
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Ajithkumar, an Engineer and a management professional is the founder of AlternativeMedicineWiz.com. He’s practiced Yoga and Pranayama for more than a decade, after learning it from his renowned guru Gireeshan. He has a keen interest in Ayurveda and Siddha medicine.

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