Description of FINOLA oilseed nutrition

Click HERE for a article on hempseed nutrition that was published in Euphytica 2004.

Click HERE for a more extensive article on hempseed oil, which was published in 2009 as a chapter in: Gourmet and Health-Promoting Specialty Oils; AOCS Press, Urbana Il, ISBN 978-1-893997-97-4.

Click HERE to see the published results from a clinical trial of Finola® hempseed oil in patients with atopic dermatitis (also know as eczema).

Click HERE to see the published results from a clinical trial of Finola® hempseed oil compared with linseed oil (flaxseed oil) in healthy volunteers.

Nutritional specifications for Finola® whole grain, meal and protein:

Please know that "seed" refers to certified planting seed, while "grain" is the so-called technical seed that is used to make food products.

Typical values from whole grain by percentage

Oil 33%
Protein 25
Carbohydrates 30
Moisture   9
Ash   7
Total Dietary Fiber combined 30
(Digestable Fiber)   (6)
(Non-digestable Fiber) (24)


Energy and main vitamin values per 100 grams of whole grain

Energy 2222 KJ
/100 g
Carotene (vit. A) 30 mg
Vitamin E (all tocopherols) 30 mg
Niacin (B3) 28 mg
Thiamine (B1)   1 mg
Riboflavin (B2)   1 mg
Pyroxidine (B6)   1 mg
Vitamin C   2 mg

Main minerals, expressed as mg/ 100 grams of whole grain

Phophorous (P) 1,160 mg
Potassium (K) 933 mg
Magnesium (Mg) 462 mg
Calcium (Ca) 160 mg
Iron (Fe)   13 mg
Sodium (Na)   12 mg
Manganese (Mn)     9 mg
Zinc (Zn)     7mg
Copper (Cu)     2 mg



Finola® meal, or 'seed cake', is a by product of oil pressing. It contains high amounts of many important nutritional components, including phytosterols, lignins, vitamins, minerals, and residual oil. For prices on bulk amounts (over 500 kg), please click HERE:

Typical nutritional values for Finola® meal (also called "seed cake"):

Oil 10%
Protein 31
Carbohydrates 42
Moisture   7
Ash 10
Total Dietary Fiber combined 42
(Digestable Fiber) (16)
(Non-digestable Fiber) (26)

Finola® protein is approximately 1/3 albumin and 2/3 edestin. Albumin and edestin are both high quality proteins, containing all of the essential amino acids in nutritionally significant amounts; especially methionine, an essential sulfur-containing amino that is lacking in most other vegetable proteins. In addition, Finola® protein lacks the trypsin inhibiting factors that reduce the nutritinal absorption of soy protein. Finola® protein is also lacking in gluten, an allergenic protein found in wheat and some other grains. Finola® protein is also high in arginine, the biological precurssor to nitric oxide, which supports healthy blood flow and cardiac function.

Amino acid composition of Finola® protein, as a percentage of total seed weight and total seed protein content

Amino Acid

% Amino Acid by seed weight

% Amino Acid by seed protein content
Aspartate 3.38% 11.91%
Threonine* 1.14 4.02
Serine 1.50 5.28
Glutamate 5.55 19.56
Proline 1.36 4.79
Glycine 1.21 4.26
Alanine 1.47 5.18
Valine* 1.17 4.12
Methionine* 0.74 2.61
Isoleucine* 0.97 3.42
Leucine* 1.85 6.52
Tyrosine 0.82 2.89
Phenylalanine* 1.25 4.40
Histidine* 0.90 3.17
Lysine* 1.19 4.19
Arginine 3.24 11.42
Tryptophan* 0.23 0.81
Cystine/cysteine 0.41 1.44

An asterisk (*) indicates an amino acid that is essential to human health, meaning these are not produced by the body and must be obtained as part of the daily diet.


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