We recently discovered that Hemple Hemp Seed Oil can replace other unhealthy oil options, while offering a myriad of incredible benefits. We are learning how to cook with it, and have shared our favourite recipe; Inflammatory Hemp, Turmeric and Coconut Broth. In response to this post, we received an influx of questions about the benefits of Hemp Seed Oil, so we picked the brains of the team at Hemple to answer your questions, and to explain more about these mysterious oils!
What are the Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp Seed Oil contains an ideal balance of omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, supporting the balance of hormones, promoting diversity in the gut, keeping inflammation in check, and supporting healthy heart and brain function. With 40% less saturated fat than olive oil, it trumps alternatives with its inclusion of Vitamin E for healthy skin and Chlorophyll for detoxification. There are not many oils that stack up.
What Does Hemp Seed Oil Taste Like?
Hemp Seed Oil has a nutty, buttery flavour – somewhere between a pine nut and sesame seed.
What are the Nutritional Benefits?
The top 3 benefits are:
- The ideal ratio of omega-3 to 6 essential fatty acids
- Chlorophyll and vitamin E
- It doubles as a kitchen and beauty staple (more bang for your buck)
How Can I Cook With It?
To get all the benefits of hemp seed oil, it’s best added to soups, dips and salads. It has a smoke point of 165 degrees celsius / 332 degrees F.
Is It Safe?
Yes! It actually has 40% less saturated fat than olive oil, and also has zero Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) so there’s no risk of getting ‘high’ or failing a roadside drug test.
Why Is It Better Than Hemp Seeds?
Hemp seed oil is great if you want to pack lots of omegas into a small serve. And guess what – you can use Hemp Seed Oil to cleanse and remove makeup acting as a nourishing, plumping skin oil at the same time!
This Is Interesting! Tell Us More?
If you’re not using this kitchen and beauty staple – it’s time to start! Aside from the delicious nutty, buttery flavour as described, a few of the top benefits include:
Supporting skin health: Want glowing, #nofilter worthy skin? Hemp seed oil is for you. Not only is it super hydrating (bye bye, wrinkles) and non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t contribute to breakouts), a 2014 study found that hemp seed oil can actually support skin health, which suggests that it has the potential to be an effective natural remedy for a number of skin issues.
Supporting healthy locks: Want thick, voluptuous hair? Again, hemp seed oil. Why? Hemp seed oil is chock-full of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. And, according to a 2015 study, participants who took omega-3 and omega-6 oral supplements over the course of six months saw improvement in hair diameter and density. Additionally, when it’s applied topically, it can also help to protect hair from breakage.
Keeping inflammation at bay: Internal inflammation caused by our modern day lifestyles can contribute to a variety of serious health issues. Want to know an effective way to combat inflammation? Hemp seed oil possesses nature’s ideal 3:1 Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio, which has been shown to support healthy levels of inflammation and support gut health by promoting bacterial diversity in the microbiome.
One More Thing … What is the Difference Between CBD Oil and Hemp Seed Oil?
In fact, these two super oils come from different parts of the same hemp plant. Hemp Seed Oil comes from cold pressing the hemp seed, while CBD oil comes from the flower of the hemp plant. That’s the key difference between CBD oil and hemp oil.
The other key difference between the two oils is the benefits each offers. While there is some crossover, it’s important to know that, unlike CBD oil, hemp seed oil possesses absolutely zero cannabinoids. For reference, cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, are the chemical compounds responsible for effects you feel as a result of using specific cannabis, or hemp-based products.
Because hemp seed oil doesn’t contain any cannabinoids whatsoever, it also doesn’t have the same physiological effects. Thus, if you’re after a nutritious oil to mix up between kitchen classics like olive oil and coconut oil – give Hemp Seed Oil a try in your next dish!