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Nutritional value of cannabis

Discussion in 'Incredible, Edible Herb' started by mememantis, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Well people always say to make edibles but what's the nutritional value of cannabis? What if its really healthy to? I mean cannabis could be the super plant that saves humanity, though I doubt it.
  2. It's a plant.. there's like no nutritional value.. most of it would be in the stalk and stems from all of those fibers but they'd make you very sick and get stuck in your intestines and lining.

    Don't eat weed it doesn't get you high and the most it'll do is make you sick because our bodies can't break it down very good so bits and pieces get stuck everywhere and you'll just get a big belly ache.
  3. #3 pezlet, Jul 12, 2012
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    [quote name='"Gryphonics"']It's a plant.. there's like no nutritional value.. most of it would be in the stalk and stems from all of those fibers but they'd make you very sick and get stuck in your intestines and lining.

    Don't eat weed it doesn't get you high and the most it'll do is make you sick because our bodies can't break it down very good so bits and pieces get stuck everywhere and you'll just get a big belly ache.[/quote]

    Granny storm crow's gonna get on here and start hitting you with a wooden spoon. Cannabis seeds are like the absolute number 1 most nutrition filled thin in the world hahah. I'm on my phone or I'd post articles but try googling cannabis seeds and amino acids. Not sure about the leaves and stalk though.

    EDIT: http://www.ratical.org/renewables/hempseed1.html
    Take a look, it's interesting.
  4. Thanks to pezlet for bringing up the idea of google searching cannabis seeds and amino acids I have lost about 30 minutes of my life researching some amazing articles. I never knew they were so beneficial.
  5. I knew seeds were beneficial but weed grinded and used to flavor things could also have nutrition? I mean idk I'm high just wondering.
  6. I couldn't tell you man, but i know whenever i toke my body gains 3000+ calories.
  7. #7 BadKittySmiles, Jul 12, 2012
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    Cannabis/hemp, was one of the first and earliest known, domesticated plants. :)

    Its nutritional content however, like all plants, varies quite a lot and depends on 1) the strain or cross, 2) the pheno in question, as well as 3) the environment, climate and nutrition it was supplied, during the growth phase, and lastly 4) how well/if it was flushed.

    There's a common misconception that, for instance, 'oranges always have X-amount of vitamin C' along with exact amounts (per fruit, or weight) of the rest of their nutritional components.. but that isn't really the case.
    It varies from grove to grove, based on soil and growth conditions, and from one tree to the next. The same goes for all plants.

    Since prohibition, our dictators (lol) have on-again, and off-again also prohibited the study of any 'beneficial' aspects of cannabis, including nutritional and medicinal value.

    Most of what we know about the nutritional value of cannabis, to begin with, had to be obscurely or secretly studied under the guise, label or name of 'hemp', which is the term for low-potency cannabis strains... even low-THC-content phenos of popular medicinal strains, could almost technically be considered hemp, if their psychoactive content is low enough (aside from the fact their genetic/reproductive ability, in spite of the plant having a low THC content itself, still has the high potential to produce high-THC-content off-spring).
    Besides the glandular material or trichomes, which contain that potency, much of the remainder of the plant structure and composition is quite the same (but again varies, as discussed previously).

    Here's just a little bit, though, about what our medicinal and recreational cannabis does contain, nutrition/element-wise....

    (To improve the accuracy of their findings, for the study below they excluded what are thought to be 'dust-elements', or those elements which could be resting on the plants surface... so keep in mind that cannabis plants DO contain for instance healthy Si/silicon, but the element was not included in this study.)





    Mineral Nutrition of Cannabis Sativa - 1997

    From a website selling hemp seeds, leaf and hemp protein....
    " Cannabis/Hemp contains:
    * All 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot produce.
    * A high protein percentage of the simple proteins that strengthen immunity and fend off toxins.
    * Eating hemp seeds in any form could aid, if not heal, people suffering from immune deficiency diseases. This conclusion is supported by the fact that hemp seed has been used to treat nutritional deficiencies brought on by tuberculosis, a severe nutrition blocking disease that causes the body to waste away.3
    * Nature’s highest botanical source of essential fatty acid, with more essential fatty acid than flax or any other nut or seed oil.
    * A perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 Linoleic Acid and Omega-3 Linolenic Acid – for cardiovascular health and general strengthening of the immune system.
    * A superior vegetarian source of protein considered easily digestible.
    * A rich source of phytonutrients, the disease-protective element of plants with benefits protecting your immunity, bloodstream, tissues, cells, skin, organs and mitochondria.
    * The richest known source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids. "


    Back to me...

    Determining protein content, once the nitrogen content is know...

    Depending on the non-protein nitrogenous content of the plant matter, the conversion factor of nitrogen to protein usually falls somewhere between 5 and 7... the traditionally accepted value, was 6.2 - 6.25.

    So N x 6.2 = 'roughly' the usable protein content.


    Cannabis/Hemp Seed...

    These are probably the most widely studied components of the plant, for nutritional/edible purposes!

    Hemp seed does NOT contain the exact nutritional makeup or content of the flowers and leaves; however if you subtract the oil content, the Omegas and triglycerides, you will have something closer to the whole-plant content....

    In simple terms, hemp seeds contain miniature, fatty, baby hemp plants... you even have the beginnings of the cotyledons, or baby leaves, and a large amount of chlorophyll.


    As far as omegas go, each Tablespoon of hemp seed oil, contains: 7g Omega-6, 2g Omega-3, and 2.5g Omega-9.

    The protein content in hemp seed is comprised of 65% edestin protein, the most potent of any plant source. It closely resembles the globulin in blood plasma... this allows our digestive systems, and the enzymes used for metabolizing, breaking down and converting chemicals, to process and absorb this protein, with great ease.

    If you're a vegetarian, or vegan, you'd have to be crazy to avoid a diet that included hemp!

    Heck, even us carnivores should be eating the stuff regularly. [​IMG]


    Cannabis/Hemp Protein products, derived from hemp seed....

    • Easily digestible with 65% globulin edestin and 35% albumin protein, more than any other plant. These substances aid digestion and assimilation, and are in a form similar to that found in blood plasma.
    • Contains natural antioxidants.
    • Does all those things high protein foods do! Feel energetic with a free conscience.
    • Keeps you feeling balanced and reduces unhealthy cravings.
    • Great for dry hair and skin, as it nourishes you.

    Nutritional profile

    30 gram Serving (2 scoops) %RDA

    Protein 14g 30%

    Total Fat 4g 6%

    Omega 6(2% GLA) 2.6g

    Omega 3 0.8g

    Cholesterol 0g 0%

    Saturated 0.5g 3%

    Monounsaturated 5.0g 15%

    Polyunsaturated 3.4g 85%

    Carbohydrates 8g 2%

    Sugar 1g <1%

    Dietery Fibre 5g 20%

    Vitamin A <1%

    Vitamin C 1.5%

    Vitamin E 33%

    Vitamin B6 12%

    Sodium <1%

    Potassium 20%

    Calcium 5%

    Magnesium 86%

    Iron 35%

    I could probably go on, but the above is probably already a bit more, than many folks wish to 'digest' all at once, as it is.... :p

    Hope this helps! :wave::smoke:
  8. Keep going pleaseeeee, so informative and I have been wondering about this myself.
  9. Please stop talking out of your ass and go learn something. Cannabis is every bit as nutritious as any other vegetable. What a disgrace :(
  10. LMAO are you serious? For food it's useless, other then the seeds but I'm sure you're not going to have a meal of seeds.

    Have fun eating bud, leaves and stems.

  11. Did you just skip the whole thread or.. ?
  12. Actually, it may be one of the most nutritious vegetables on this planet.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgEP9FdIzT8&feature=g-vrec]The Power of RAW Cannabis. - YouTube[/ame]

    Thanks for the info BKS :wave:
  13. [quote name='"mememantis"']Well people always say to make edibles but what's the nutritional value of cannabis? What if its really healthy to? I mean cannabis could be the super plant that saves humanity, though I doubt it.[/quote]

    Look up the nutrition of seeds, they are actually pretty good for you
  14. This is untrue otherwise we would get sick from eating any fruits or vegetables. Plant fibers are good for digestion.

    Just two days ago i finished making some cannabis coconut oil, stained the shake/bud that was in the oil and put it on a sticky bun with peanut butter. I had already squeezed out most of the oil so it only got me buzzed, but it tasted great. And for all that shake i had eaten i didn't get sick, its just like eating parsley or any other plant for that matter.
  15. I save the plant material after processing and make chocolate bars out of it. I add a little coconut oil or tincture to increase the potency, but they work very well and at least provide good fiber. For a person taking a lot of narcotic pain meds, fiber is essential. I don't know if there is much nutrition left after processing but it would seem that those original nutrients would leach into the solvent if organic. I wonder if that would be true and which solvent would absorb the best.

    As far as eating raw cannabis, it does not get stuck in your intestines unless your swallowing big stems. I know this from experience. Long ago I had a day job unloading a busted shrimp boat for the state police. There was no way I was not leaving there stoned. Because it was for the police, cops were everywhere and they were going to search us upon departure. The only way to be alone with the bales was to get in the steaming holds and hook up the bales to be lifted out. The police didn't want to get in the hold. Only me. I had to work like a fiend to keep from being replaced. I was able to eat about 2 ounces of primo Columbian weed in the hour or so we were there. I just choked it down. While my mouth was a little raw the next day, there were no other problems with my body. I went back to the bunkhouse, played cards for 3 hours before passing out for 24 hours. During those 3 hours, I just kept going up and up. They never did search us, the bastards. :smoking::hippie:
  16. #16 pezlet, Jul 13, 2012
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    That's absolutely mind blowing. I watched that whole video expecting to only watch a minute or two to get the gist. It honestly pisses me off so much, almost feels like the government is actively going out of their way to keep us from being as healthy as we could potentially be.
    I wonder if a relatively healthy person would notice a change after including raw cannabis into their diet or if it would only be noticeable if you already had diseases. Think about never having any sort of infection ever again. Hahah. That's basically what that girl was saying, that's crazy.

    Edit: One more, "Go fuck yourself" to this guy ^ You're not helping our cause by being ignorant. I hope you actually read through the thread and learn something.

    name calling isn't allowed here
  17. The only good thing is the seeds anything else is fair game for hash and oil.

    Opinions are like assholes, you should know the rest.
    And yes I'm an asshole, I enjoy shitting on everyone.
  18. Watch the video above, there's a lot of other good parts of the plant. Looks like you can eat everything, including the bud, but in "juiced" form and it's incredibly good for your immune system.
  19. Die. smh
  20. #20 ss tokenkopf, Jul 14, 2012
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    Some people will never grow beyond believing the only good thing about Marijuana is getting high. Those people are stuck in the past and really slowing the progression of the legalization movement.

    The doctor in the video made an excellent point about Cannabis if it was only recently discovered in the rain forest. He was dead on when he stated that the plant would be hailed as a miracle plant. It's too bad that he was also right about the negative stigma attached to Cannabis.

    People like our friend Gryphonics along with many other people on this forum are more than happy to keep us all in the stone age. By continuing to spread worthless information and infecting other people with their plague of ignorance we will all continue to suffer. Telling people on this forum that Cannabis has no benefits other than getting high is as bad as the DEA ignoring science and continuing to pursue Marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug.

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