Hemp seeds are considered by leading researchers and medical doctors to be one of the most nutritious food sources on the planet. Shelled hemp seed is packed with 33 percent pure digestible protein and is rich in iron and vitamin E as well as omega-3 and GLA. A recent report funded by the Canadian government states that hemp protein is comprised of 66 percent high-quality edestin protein, and that hemp seed contains the highest percentage of this of any plant source. Hemp also contains three times the vitamin E contained in flax.
Because the human body produces no Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), it is important that EFAs be consumed on a regular basis. It is estimated that more than 90 percent of Americans take in too little of one of the most important EFAs--omega-3--which is found in flax, walnuts, chia, and hemp seeds. EFAs are the "good fats" that doctors recommend as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Shelled hemp seed is comprised of 45% "good fats" in an ideal balance of Omega-3 Alpha-Linolenic Acid, Omega-6 Linoleic Acid, "Super" Omega-3 Stearidonic Acid, and "Super" Omega-6 Gamma Linolenic Acid. It is also rich in vitamin E and iron, and contains 33% protein. The quality of omega-3 is vital, and can be diminished by oxygen, heat, and light. Thus consume the freshest seeds possible and store them tightly sealed in a dark, cold environment such as a refrigerator.
In Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill, author Udo Erasmus states, "The best-balanced source of EFAs is hemp seed oil."
A shelled hemp seed (or hempnut) looks like a sesame seed and has a delicious nutty flavor similar to that of a pine nut or sunflower seed. They can be added to almost any recipe.
These hemp seeds are processed using a cold mechanical process. They are grown without pesticides or herbicides - certified organic.
Recipe: "Hemp Milk"
1/4 cup shelled hemp seed
1 cup water
Flavoring (agave nectar or raw honey)
Directions: Place seeds in a blender and add a small amount of water (approx. 1 inch above the seeds). Turn the blender on at multiple speeds and agitate the seeds so they become a thick hemp cream. Then add either vanilla, agave nectar, or honey, or perhaps only a ripe banana, and serve the blended liquid as a thick drink, or add water to taste for a lighter hemp milk. Optional: add berries, peaches, and/or papaya.
For an Incredible protein boost, add one Tablespoon of Sun Warrior Protein to the above hemp milk, and increase the water to 2 cups. Sun Warrior Protein offers a balanced source of complete protein which is almost completely assimilated by the digestive system, complementing the high quality protein found in hemp seeds.
|Specifications||Organic, Kosher, Vegan, Raw|