The seeds can be used in many ways. They can give dishes an additional flavour and can also be consumed raw. Because the small seeds contain a variety of nutrients, they can be an optimal dietary supplement for people who need a higher nutrient intake.
For some years now cannabis seeds have been easy to purchase, alongside the likes of chia and flax seeds. The small seeds are claimed to be healthy and have virtually no side effects. Here’s what you have to consider when consuming the seeds.
Use of cannabis seeds
Hemp seeds can not only be used because of their taste, but also because of their valuable ingredients. The cannabis seeds are especially suitable for athletes.
100 grams of cannabis seeds have less than 650 calories. Hemp seeds as a food supplement for diets are sometimes controversial. A balanced hormonal balance is an essential basis for burning fat and reducing weight. The abundant amounts of protein and fibre ensure a long-lasting feeling of satiety.
However, desserts are also made with cannabis seeds. Fruit bars that contain hemp seeds as an ingredient are often found in stores.
It is especially important to look out for a possible lack of phosphorus, since it will cause a delay in flowering, and the flowers will be smaller and not very numerous.
Primary or macronutrient nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium
The nutrients that the plant consumes in largest amounts are called macronutrients and are nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. All three are mobile, which means that if they are lacking, the plant will take them from other parts of itself. If this occurs, the effects of this deficiency can be identified in the older leaves.
Excess phosphorus is often identified late, as the plant makes much use of this element and can withstand high levels. The most notable characteristics of an excess of phosphorus usually present as deficiencies of the elements zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium and copper. The most common symptom is usually the chlorosis of the veins with burns at the tip of the leaves.
To treat phosphorus toxicity, leach with a complete but very soft, (very diluted) fertilizer solution, around 5-10% of the normal amount, using a triple volume of water to leach the volume of the growing medium.
In many cases, the deficiency is caused because the pH of the irrigation water is above 7.00, values at which the absorption of phosphorus is limited.