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    Hemp Protein Powder

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    I bought some organic hemp protein powder a few weeks ago, I guessed due to the fact its *protein* powder it would be ok.

    Any thoughts? it is after all a cultivated plant - not sure on this one

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    It's a seed-derived protein though, isn't it?
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    Yes - you are correct which is my confusion, because according to Wiki...
    Approximately 44% of the weight of hempseed is healthy edible oils, containing about 80% essential fatty acids (EFAs); i.e., linoleic acid, omega-6 (LA, 55%), alpha-linolenic acid, omega-3 (ALA, 22%), in addition to gamma-linolenic acid, omega-6 (GLA, 1–4%) and stearidonic acid, omega-3 (SDA, 0–2%). Protein is the other major component (33%), second only to soy (35%), but more easily digestible because it's primarily globular proteins, 33% albumin and 65% edestin (a Greek word meaning edible). Its amino acid profile is close to "complete" when compared to more common sources of proteins such as meat, milk, eggs and soy.[23] The proportions of linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid in one tablespoon (15 ml) per day of hemp oil easily provides human daily requirements for EFAs

    So surely it can't be all that bad?

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    I have some and enjoy using it. I think it's one of the better non-meat options out there. Most whey proteins you come across are loaded with sugar & other junk.
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    That's a lot of omega-6 linoleic acid though. But maybe the purified protein doesn't have that much fat.

    I wouldn't choose it myself, just because I doubt Grok would have eaten refined seed protein.
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    Fair point! just cannot always face breakfast in the mornings but I can face a nice smoothie, maybe I should replace the protein powder with raw eggs that may be a better option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbunny View Post
    Fair point! just cannot always face breakfast in the mornings .
    So don't eat breakfast. Maybe your body would like to IF. Just a thought.
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    I've been wondering about this.
    I don't use protein powder, but my mother-in-law sent us a box of grain free food products for who knows what reason. In it was a can of hemp protein powder. The ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 wasn't too bad on this brand. My main problem is the 14g of insoluble fiber per serving. I thought I could use a little in smoothies for my kid, but he has enough bowel issues and doesn't need to be aggravated by that much extra fiber. The fiber grams are the only carbs in it and the fat is negligibly low.
    I hate to see another expensive item go to waste. I'm already stuck with pea flour crackers and a huge bag of coconut sugar.

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    What an awesome mother-in-law....! Shame about the pea-powder and sugar or whatever but thats a pretty cool box to receive

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    ...but my mother-in-law sent us a box of grain free food products for who knows what reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikaika View Post
    What an awesome mother-in-law....! Shame about the pea-powder and sugar or whatever but thats a pretty cool box to receive

    We never mentioned anything paleo or primal to her. Or even anything about ditching grains. That's just how she rolls.
    Her and Father-in-law are not together, but he is the same way with food. They never think I am kooky with food.

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