Have You Heard of Hemp Seeds?

You probably know of flex seeds, have used sesame seeds and heard of chia seeds, but what in the world are the hemp seeds? I consider myself somewhat knowledgeable in nutrition, but didn’t hear of hemp seeds until about 6 months ago. I was exchanging breakfast ideas with few friends on Twitter, when someone mentioned Hemp Seeds. Hemp Seeds? What’s that? – I replied skeptically and that’s where my education started.

HEMP SEEDS 101

Hemp seeds, a powerful superfood that is still under the radar. Often touted as “the most nutritionally complete food source in the world,” hemp seeds are vegan and gluten-free, and boast nature’s highest botanical source of essential fatty acid (more than flax or any other nut or seed oil) and a perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. The super seeds also contain all 20 amino acids, a chart-topping percentage of protein (more than soybeans, tofu, chicken and other meats – perfect for those watching their weight), and high levels of minerals like iron and zinc.

What is it good for:

  • it will benefit hair, nails, and skin
  • it helps sleep better
  • it eases menstrual cramps
  • it helps digestive health
I have been trying to figure out how to describe the taste of this seed and I honestly can’t come up with anything better then pine nut. It does have a nice taste and very enjoyable.  I have been casually adding hemp seeds to my salads or eating it by the spoon full, but here is what I am really looking forward to.

Happy Chocolate Dipped Strawberries


Take the strawberry by the stem and dip both sides into the chocolate (watch your wrist hitting the side of the bowl… it is hot trust me). Then immediately roll the strawberry in Happy Hemp and place on wax paper tray. Throw in fridge until ready to serve!!

Here are 7 reasons why hemp seeds should be in your diet
  • Hemp Seed is rich on antioxidants
  • It is great raw – just have a spoon full
  • It’s gluten-free
  • It’s vegan
  • It’s a good source of protein – 2 oz of hemp seed contains around 12 gr of protein
  • It’s rich with Omega-3 (about 10 g) and Omega-6 (about 3 g)
  • It has lots of vitamins and nutrients

For more info check out Happy Hemp on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and for more tasty recipes please visit Happy Hemp Blog.

FTC Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above free of charge by the company or PR representative in order to conduct an honest review. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. The thoughts, experiences, and opinions are entirely my ow

Comments

  1. This is good to know. I am always looking for healthy food to add to my diet.
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  2. I have never heard of hemp seeds before. Thanks for this information!
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  3. Jen V. says:

    I have heard of hemp seeds before and know how nutritious they are, but I have never tried them. Your hemp covered strawberry recipe looks amazing though. I might have to see if I can find some hemp at my local health food store so I can make those strawberries.
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  1. […] Hemp seeds are vegan and gluten-free, and boast nature’s highest botanical source of essential fatty acid (more than flax or any other nut or seed oil) and a perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. The super seeds also contain all 20 amino acids, a chart-topping percentage of protein (more than soybeans, tofu, chicken and other meats, and high levels of minerals like iron and zinc. Read full review here. […]

  2. […] Hemp seeds, a powerful superfood that is still under the radar. Often touted as “the most nutritionally complete food source in the world,” hemp seeds are vegan and gluten-free, and boast nature’s highest botanical source of essential fatty acid (more than flax or any other nut or seed oil) and a perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. The super seeds also contain all 20 amino acids, a chart-topping percentage of protein (more than soybeans, tofu, chicken and other meats – perfect for those watching their weight), and high levels of minerals like iron and zinc. Read full review here. […]