If you are up to date with new trends related to healthy eating, you will have heard of this revolutionary food. Under different names, such as cannabis seeds or “marijuana hearts”, they are an essential protagonist of any article or scientific study that addresses the health-food binomial. Their consumption is booming in every corner of the planet and, contrary to what it may seem, it is very simple and legal to acquire them. Leading brands in the market have been very helpful in making this product available to everyone, always ensuring optimum quality. And that is, without a doubt, a crucial issue, because only if you use quality seeds can you benefit from everything, we are going to tell you about this food.
Yes, we are talking about cannabis seeds, and we are talking about food at the same time. Because this is a specific variant of cannabis that has no psychotropic effects. The truth is that if you are thinking of using this small beige to brown grains to get high… you can forget about it. The variety of marijuana that is suitable for this kind of recreational use is different. Marijuana seeds that are considered a superfood lack tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the related active drug that acts on the nervous system and brain to produce changes in mood or consciousness. It is essential that you are clear on this issue because it saves you any doubts or misgivings when it comes to consuming it. They are nutritious and healthy cannabis seeds, which you can add to your pantry as you do with chia, flax or goji berries.
Speaking of its exceptional nutritional qualities
Having clarified the difference between these marijuana seeds and other types of products, let’s get down to the interesting part, to analyze their extraordinary nutritional potential. They are small, but huge in health properties. No wonder they are true “nutritional gems”. For a start, they contain the main essential amino acids that are so beneficial to our bodies. Of course, omega 3 and 6, which are so common in healthy foods such as oily fish, avocado and nuts, stand out among them. But, unlike others, cannabis seeds are also rich in stearidonic acids (SDA) and gamma linoleic acids (GLA), much less frequent but just as necessary, particularly for inflammatory processes and for the functioning of the immune system.
However, the nutritional contributions do not stop there. Cannabis seeds contain fibre, protein, minerals and vitamins. To give you a better idea, two tablespoons provide: 2 grams of fibre, 5 grams of protein, 300 milligrams of potassium, 90 calories and 6 healthy fats. To which must be added 25% of the iron and 15% of the vitamin A requirements of a person in normal health. Including marijuana seeds in our diet is more than recommendable given these figures.
How to eat cannabis seeds?
There is more than one exceptional nutrition food. But sometimes they are difficult to buy, have a taste that is hard to get used to, or must be cooked with too many precautions. In the case of cannabis seeds, all these rules are broken.
Buying them with all the guarantees of safety and quality is easy, there are numerous specialized shops that sell them online, as we mentioned at the beginning of this article. As for their flavour, don’t expect anything exotic or very special, they have a mild and delicious touch that is subtly reminiscent of walnuts, nothing that your palate is not used to. And finally, they can be eaten raw, incorporated into a stew or toasted in a baked dish. Cannabis seeds are not picky in this regard and, more importantly, they do not lose any of their nutritional properties depending on how they are cooked.
Therefore, you can add a spoonful as is to salads, sauces, smoothies, yoghurts or your favorite cereal bowl. They also combine perfectly with conventional sauces (pesto, carbonara, Bolognese) with which you accompany pasta dishes. And you can add them to vegetable stews or casseroles.
Don’t forget to try a baked sea bass sprinkled with cannabis seeds, their crunchy texture when cooked in this way is the perfect counterpoint to the juiciness of the fish.
Surprising and specific recipes using cannabis seeds
So far, we have explained how to incorporate these healthy grains into your usual way of cooking. But you can also try some specific preparations that will surprise you and that you are sure to incorporate into your routine.
For example, for dip lovers, we propose an alternative to conventional guacamole. Just prepare it with a combination of marijuana and chia seeds, a nutritional explosion and a delicacy for the palate! Don’t forget to serve it with some pepper strips, carrots and crispy crisps to complete the perfect appetizer or starter.
Another interesting option is to “make” your own cannabis seed milk. As simple as mixing 6 parts water to 1-part seeds, pour it all into your American glass or blender and blend. You can vary these proportions depending on whether you like a liquid texture. You get a milk with a nice nutty taste that you can combine with cocoa, coffee or use it for your favorite smoothies or smoothies.
But these are just a few ideas to inspire you. It’s up to you to be as creative as you like. Cannabis seeds allow for as many combinations as you like. But always with the peace of mind that you are consuming a natural product, easy to store, highly healthy, complete from a nutritional point of view and without any adverse effects.
All you should do is to try it and check out all its qualities!