All natural, raw organic hemp seeds out of the shell, also known as hemp hearts. These are one of the world’s most nutritious seeds. Shelled hemp seeds are 33% protein and packed with Omega-3 fatty acids. Eat 3 tablespoons a day of this delicious hemp treat to gain all of its health benefits.
How to Enjoy Hemp Seeds
Raw organic hemp seeds have a wonderful nutty taste similar to pine nuts. For a protein boost, mix raw hemp seeds in smoothies, cereal, omelettes, or yogurt. They are also delicious blended with other ingredients to make a salad dressing. For a real treat, try them in a chia seed pudding.
Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds
There are nearly 6 grams of protein in every one-ounce serving of hemp hearts. As a highly digestible source of plant-based protein, raw organic hemp are great for athletes, vegans, and vegetarians.
Raw hemp seeds also contain a healthy 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids which is rare in many of the foods consumed in Western diets. A proper balance of these essential fatty acids is important for controlling inflammation levels and preventing chronic conditions like heart disease. Hemp hearts are also a great source of nutrients such as vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant to protect cells, and minerals like iron, which wards off fatigue and boosts energy levels.
Hemp Seeds Storage
It’s best to keep organic hemp hearts refrigerated in an airtight container. If you purchase a 5-pound bag, consider putting 1 pound of the hemp seeds in an airtight container in the refrigerator for daily use and freezing the rest.