A hexameric globulin derived from the castor oil bean, hemp seed, and other seeds. It will support the growth of animals in the absence of other dietary proteins.
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About two thirds of hempseed protein is of the edestin type, which is easily digestible.
Poland and Bloomfield (1929) determined the activity of pepsin by using standard 2% solution of edestin and were found in the range of 100to 110.
Although small, the nuts are big on nutrition, with up to 35 percent of their makeup being protein, and most of that edestin, a highly digestible storage protein.