NATURAL WHOLE HEMP SEEDS
Hemp seeds are very nutritious. They have a mild, nutty flavor and are often referred to as hemp hearts.
Hemp seeds contain over 30% fat. They are exceptionally rich in two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3).
They also contain gamma-linolenic acid, which has been linked to several health benefits.
Hemp seeds are a great protein source, as more than 25% of their total calories are from high-quality protein.
That is considerably more than similar foods like chia seeds and flaxseeds, whose calories are 16–18% protein.
Hemp seeds are also a great source of vitamin E and minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc.
Hemp seeds can be consumed raw, cooked or roasted.
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ONE OUNCE (28 grams) OF HEMP SEEDS CONTAINS ABOUT
- 161 calories
- 3.3 grams carbohydrates
- 9.2 grams of protein
- 12.3 grams fat
- 2 grams of fiber
- 2.8 milligrams manganese (140 percent DV)
- 15.4 milligrams vitamin E (77 percent DV)
- 300 milligrams magnesium (75 percent DV)
- 405 milligrams phosphorus (41 percent DV)
- 5 milligrams zinc (34 percent DV)
- 3.9 milligrams iron (22 percent DV)
- 0.1-milligram copper (7 percent DV)
HOW TO USE ORGANIC HEMP SEEDS
Hemp seeds are sensitive to heat and light, so there’s no need to soak them.
It’s also best to store them in a cool, dry place or in the fridge.
You can add hemp seeds to smoothies or grind them up and sprinkle them on your yogurt,
cereal or other meals. There are lots of other hemp seed recipes you can try,
like my Pecan Coconut Balls that incorporate hemp seeds, or you can try a hemp protein powder.
Hemp seeds are also available as hemp nut butter, which you can consume like you would peanut or almond butter.
Also, much like almond milk, you can use hemp milk as a milk substitute.
It’s best to use hemp seed oil as a finishing oil rather than as a cooking oil.
Drizzle it on salads and pasta or other dishes.