Nutrition and health benefits of hemp-seed protein (Cannabis sativa L.)
Hemp-seed, the seed of Cannabis sativa L. with its excellent nutritional value and superior digestibility has drawn great interest in both scientific, nutritional research and industrial fields.The seed of Cannabis sativa L. is considered as an important source of nutrition and is normally referred to as hemp, which is not deliberated at length for its nutritional prospective in recent years, nor comprehensively utilized, by the industrial processes and food markets during the 21st century. The common misperception associated with Hemp and hemp-seed is as narcotic components. Lack of awareness and perception of nutritional values, medicinal effect and health benefits has ignored the super food Hemp Seed. The objective of this paper is to provide an updated summary of the research on hemp-seed protein and to fill the knowledge gap in the exploitation of potential nutritional, medicinal, and health benefits of this emerging protein source. Basic objectives of this paper is to create awareness about the super food against myth associated with it and disseminating information, conducting and coordinating research, promoting the use of nutritional and industrial hemp, and to support the cultivation, processing, and use of Industrial Hemp in India for economically empowerment of village women in hilly areas.
How to cite this article:
Anamika Chauhan. Nutrition and health benefits of hemp-seed protein (Cannabis sativa L.). Pharma Innovation 2021;10(1):16-19.