We’ve explored the stalks and buds, but hemp seeds have their own unique claim to fame as well. These small but mighty seeds are densely packed with protein, healthy fats, and magnesium, all of which are essential to optimal health. All 10 essential amino acids are present in hemp seeds, which makes them an excellent and complete source of protein (especially for those on plant-based diets). Small and unimposing, they can be sprinkled on cereal, in stir-fries, or blended into your smoothies with almost no effort—and very little perceptible change in flavor. Another way to get the nutritional benefits of hemp is through hemp milk, an eco-friendly and lower-calorie alternative to dairy.