Shelled Hemp Seeds, often called Hearts, are the germ of the hemp seed.
Uses: For brewers adding shelled hemp seeds (hearts), the 42-45% fat level will tend to soften the head on your beer while contributing a mildly nutty flavor and a bit of fattiness. Distillers are trying out shelled hemp seeds in gin. Hemp seeds offer a long list of opportunities for creativity.
Flavor: Mild, nutty flavor that might best be described as a cross between a pine nut and a sesame seed.
Visual: White with green flecks.
Nutrition: We know we don’t seek out nutrition in our adult beverages, but hey, it can’t hurt to include healthy ingredients, right? Shelled Hemp Seeds deliver 30-35% complete protein, 42-45% fat (almost all healthy polyunsaturated), have near-zero carbs or sugars – and B vitamins, iron, magnesium at 20-45% of RDA in a single ounce!