Hemp seeds are rich in protein, having 12g per 4 teaspoon (35g). That is much higher than that of beef (9.08g), chicken (6.10g), or almonds (7.40g).
Values other than hemp seeds from: National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference 1 Release April, 2018, USDA
There are relatively few plant-based foods which provide a complete source of protein, making it valuable for any vegetarian or vegan diet.
Benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are well known. Hemp seeds are a great source of multiple essential fatty acids like linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) in an ideal ratio of 3:1. As the body is unable to produce these acids, they must be absorbed through the diet, such as hemp seeds.
Vitamin E is a group of fat-soluable vitamins with antioxidant effects. Vitamin E helps to prevent inflammation, prevent coronary heart disease, support immune function, support eye health and lower the risk of cancer.
Vitamin E is also great for skin when applied directly, which is why we've developed our own face mask, H2 Honey Face Mask with Hemp Oil
Hemp seeds contain a large variety of minerals. It is especially rich in magnesium, zind, phosphorus, iron and potassium; providing essential nutrients to your diet.
Hemp seed oil is a finishing oil. The delicate omega fatty acids will break down during cooking, so instead of cooking with it, it's best to drizzle over pasta, grilled veggies, make salad dressing, or pesto with it.
Before opening, you can store them at room temperature.
Once opened: If you store it in refrigerator, the shelf life will be about a year. If you store it in a pantry, it will last 3 to 4 months. You can also store it in a freezer to extend the life even further.