By Jan Jackson –
Good old One Pan Annie (who eats nothing but fresh unprocessed food), threw caution to the wind last week. After a two-hour drive on narrow winding logging roads in the mountains surrounding Detroit Lake, she headed for lunch at The Cedar’s Restaurant.
She had her mouth set for a nice juicy steak or something similar until she picked up the menu. Wham! A Hemp-Veggie Burger caught her eye. So, the poster child for having lost 100 pounds, lowering her medications and greatly improving her kidney health by eating only unprocessed foods, celebrated a special occasion moment. She never dreamed that some little ground up hemp seeds mixed with vegetables and served on a bun would be so nutritious and taste so good.
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, a 2-tablespoon serving of hemp seeds weighing 20 grams (g) contains:
* 111 calories.
* 6.31 g of protein.
* 9.75 g of fat.
* 1.73 g of carbohydrates (including 0.8 g of fiber and 0.3 g of sugar)
* 14 milligrams (mg) of calcium.
* 1.59 mg of iron.
* 140 mg of magnesium.
* 330 mg of phosphorus.
The moral of the story
A good reason to spend most of your everyday life just eating fresh fruit, vegetables and meat (and hold the sugar and chemicals please), is that when you come across something special, you can eat it.