Shelled Hemp Seeds, often called Hearts, are the germ of the hemp seed.
Uses: We’ve seen Shelled Hemp Seeds (hearts) used by chefs in snacks, pesto, ground to use as a seed butter to thicken sauces, brickle and other uses. Just about anywhere you’d use a sesame seed, pine nut, or almost any other nut or seed, a hemp seed can bump up the excitement and nutrition.
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: 42-45% fat, 30-35% complete protein (50% more than almonds, ounce-for-ounce), have near-zero carbs or sugars – and B vitamins, iron, magnesium and copper at 20-45% of RDA in an ounce!