It doesn’t surprise us that our little hemp grain has been a staple on people’s tables for thousands of years.
Why stop now? Nutrient-dense, and easy to eat on-the-go hemp is a simple and efficient food to include as part of a well-balanced diet.
BALANCED – Featuring a complete amino acid profile, even on their own, they deliver exactly what your body needs.
DIGESTIBLE – No cooking, soaking or crushing required! Hemp is the only plant to make protein from edestin, which makes it easily digestible – unlike animal proteins or processed foods that require an extra effort.
GLUTEN-FREE – That’s right! Imagine the possibilities!
SAFE – No toxins, allergens, GMOs, estrogen compounds or undigested waste materials included.
SUSTAINABLE – Hemp grows just about anywhere without the need of harmful fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Plus, it requires less water to produce than wheat, rice or soy. We’re pretty proud that neither Earth nor any animals are harmed in the growing and processing of hemp.
OTHER NOTABLE NUTRIENTS:
GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) is believed to help prevent inflammation. Hemp is one of only five known sources for GLAs around the world.
15x as much fat-fighting CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) as fish oil.
Hemp seeds contain the highest amount of PUFAs (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids) like Omega-3 & 6s with approximately 47g of PUFAs in every 100g of seeds.
Nearly zero carbohydrates – less than half a gram of sugar per 20g serving!
Soluble & insoluble fiber
Cholesterol-fighting phytosterols (containing 1480mg per 20g serving)
Minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc
Vitamin E & other antioxidants
B vitamins, including folate
Vitamin D, which makes it the only known plant food source of this bone-building “sunshine” vitamin.
Overview of Hemp Nutrition
Hemp Foods make any meal good for you!
Hemp Hearts – Simply eat the soft tasty little nuggets right out of the bag or add to any (sweet, spicy or savory) meal for a nutritious boost. It is especially popular to add 1 or 2 tablespoons to a bowl of breakfast cereal or a smoothie; they even go well with yogurt or ice cream.
Hemp Protein – ‘perfect for smoothies’
The easiest way to use Hemp Protein powder is to add at least 2 tablespoons to a smoothie. Athletes wishing to recover faster and those wanting to build clean lean muscle may wish to double or triple this amount to make sure their bodies have an ample supply of muscle building nutrients through the day.
Hemp Flour – Gluten free and full of fiber the health benefits of adding a little hemp flour to your diet will give your body and pallet plenty of reasons to explore the different ways that you can use hemp.
Hemp Oil -‘nourishes you inside and out’
The most popular way to increase your intake of essential fatty acids is to mix hemp oil with balsamic vinegar and use it to dip your favorite bread into. It can also be used to make healthy sauces by combining it with herbs and lemon juice and vegetables such as dried tomatoes in a high powered blender. Hemp oil tastes great just the way it is, direct from the bottle. Of course the easiest way to incorporate hemp oil into your diet is to just drizzle some over whatever meal you are having; sandwich, curry, salad, pasta, rice – it goes with just about everything. Just remember it should not be used for cooking in order to avoid nutrient degradation. Alternatively, hemp oil makes an excellent all over face and body moisturizer and massage base oil to which you can add your favorite essential oils. It is highly absorbent and won’t leave you greasy.