Hemp seeds are small seeds from the hemp plant — no active THC in these seeds — loaded with nutrients especially protein, vitamin E, and healthy fats.
Hemp seeds are slightly sweet and nutty, they have a neutral flavor which makes them perfect for adding to dishes and recipes in order to boost the nutrition. Hemp seeds are definitely a “superfood” because of their nutrient density.
How to Use:
Add hemp seeds to salads for a boost in protein and healthy fats. They’re also great blended into dressings, desserts, smoothies, butters, Nourish Bowls, porridges, sauces, granola, muesli, etc. to add a thick texture to the recipe. Hemp seeds can also be made into milk, ice cream, or other creamy dishes.
Nutrient Breakdown of Hemp Seeds:
*per 30g, 2 tablespoons
Protein — 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds contains 11g protein
Fiber — 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds contains 1g fiber
Healthy fats — 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds contains 14g of fat 80% essential fatty acids [omega-3 (22%), omega-6 (55%)]
Iron — 16% DV
Magnesium — 48% DV
Zinc — 23% DV
Hemp seeds are a fantastic way for plant-based dieters to get a great amount of protein and healthy fats into their diet in a very small volume. They can essentially be used in any dish because of their small size and relatively neutral flavor. Hemp seeds can be considered as a protein/fat for plant-based lifestyles as one serving contains both a decent amount of protein and fat.
Where to Purchase:
Health food stores, grocery stores, farmers markets, or online retailers
Tips and Tricks:
Store hemp seeds in an airtight container in the freezer to keep the fatty acids from oxidizing quickly.