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Hemp Seeds

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.