Recent Question: “What do you call hemp seeds in hindi?”
I’ve recently gotten the question of what are hemp seeds in hindi. There seem to be two possible answers:
- “Sun Dil” –> this means heart seeds (“sun” meaning seeds and “dil” meaning heart)
- “Bina chilke ka bhang” –> this means hemp seeds without outer shell (“bina chilke” meaning without shell and “bhang” meaning marijuana)
One of these two terms should help you find hemp seeds.
After doing some research and calling my Hindi speaking mother-in-law, this is what I found out. Unfortunately, there is no clear difference between the term cannabis/marijuana from hemp seeds (as there in in English).
The basic difference between hemp (in it’s English term) and marijuana is it’s use. Both are derived from the Cannabis Sativa L plant. Hemp (that which is legal and industrial) contains a very small amount of Tetrahydrocannabinoids (or THC) which is what causes a person to be high. Marijuana, on the other hand, has a significantly higher content of THC which is what causes the physical and psychological changes.
Hemp is grown for a number of different of forms (hemp seed, hemp oil & hemp fibre), for a number of different uses ranging from auto parts to carpeting and, more recently, for its dense nutritious value. Hemp is a rich source of both fibre and protein and contains an abundant amount of Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids. It’s also a great source of vegetable protein. It has almost the same amount of protein of soy but is more easily digestible because it closely resembles protein in your blood.
I personally use hemp seeds all the time: in salads, smoothies, baked goods and anything else I can think of.
You can see my post on Breakfast Smoothies with Protein which have many protein smoothie recipes with hemp seeds. 🙂
Are you currently in India? Are there any other/better terms for hemp seeds in hindi? Let me know in the comments!