Protein powders are popular nutritional supplements used by athletes, bodybuilders and those trying to gain weight or increase muscle mass.
Hemp protein powder is one of the more popular varieties of protein powder, made by grinding pressed hemp seeds into a fine powder. It has an earthy, nutty taste and is often added to shakes or smoothies to boost protein intake. Hemp is a high-quality vegan protein, containing all nine essential amino acids, plus fiber, healthy fats and minerals.
Hemp is a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids that humans must get from food.
One study found that the amino acid profile of hemp protein is similar to egg whites and soy, which are both high-quality protein sources.
A 1/4-cup (30-gram) serving of hemp protein powder contains around 120 calories and 15 grams of protein, depending on the brand.
That’s less protein per serving than soy or pea protein powders, which are more highly refined and contain up to 90% protein.
Benefits of Hemp Protein Powder:
- Contains Unsaturated Fats
- Rich in Minerals
- Rich in Antioxidants
- Earthy taste