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Hempseed oil rich in efas

MagazineJanuary 1997 (Vol. 7 Issue 10)Hempseed oil rich in efas

I found your article on essential fatty acids (WDDTY vol 7 no 7), extremely informative, but was immediately struck by the lack of comment on hemp seed oil

I found your article on essential fatty acids (WDDTY vol 7 no 7), extremely informative, but was immediately struck by the lack of comment on hemp seed oil.

The hemp seed's weight is made up of 30-35 per cent oil, 80 per cent of which is unsaturated essential fatty acids. This gives hemp seed oil the highest total percentage of EFAs among any of the plants currently known to man. Flax oil ranks second with 72 per cent EFAs. It is true that flaxseed oil is extremely rich in omega-3 (60 per cent omega-3 and 20 per cent omega-6), But so is hemp seed oil it has 51-62 per cent omega six and 19-25 per cent omega-3.

I cannot emphasize enough what an important addition to our diet hemp seeds really are. Paul Benham's company New Earth make them available and have issued the "Hemp Seed 9" bar. Emily Cole, London........


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