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Organic Hemp Seed Protein

Our Organic Hemp Seed Protein provides high-quality plant protein with branched-chain amino acids. It also has all nine essential amino acids, with the bonus of good-for-you essential fatty acids (2g per serving). Our Hemp Seed Protein is available in Peak Protein and Fiber Plus. We also offer Organic Hemp Seed Protein Shake Mix, in Chocolate and Vanilla flavors.

For Healthy Protein, Choose Hemp

Our Organic Hemp Seed Protein powders have been gently cold-processed, without the use of hexane, a harsh chemical solvent used to process non-organic soy protein powders. They are also vegan and come in a non-BPA container. The protein found in hemp seed is very digestible, making it a great choice for sensitive diets. One serving of our Organic Hemp Peak Protein provides 15 grams of organic protein and 6 grams of fiber (32% DV), while one serving of Organic Hemp Seed Protein Hi Fiber provides 10 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber (48% DV).

WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including Lead and Δ9 -Tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9 -THC), which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.

Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein does not need to be refrigerated before opening. Please store in the refrigerator or freezer after opening.

Lemon Hemp Bites

The other day my mom asked me what the difference was between hemp, chia and flax seeds? I’ll be honest, I was a little stumped. I know they are all good sources of essential fatty acids and high in fiber but as for what differentiates them, I was not so sure. So I started looking into it and thought I might share some of my findings.

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I’ve broken my research up into three parts. Each part will feature information on the nutritional profile of hemp, flax or chia seeds. Since all this information is useless unless we can apply it i’ve included a recipe using the featured seed.

I hope you learn something or at the very least test out a delicious recipe

I don’t know about you, but hemp makes me think of hippies twirling around and drumming in their organic homemade moomoos. It’s true that hemp does in fact have many non-edible uses. In the past hemp was used for making paper, clothes, ropes and oil for lamps and many people continue to use it for these items today. Most notably hemp is often associated with Marijuana. Just to be clear, you cannot get high for smoking or eating hemp! Marijuana and hemp both come from the same species of plant, Cannabis sativa L., but from different varieties, similar to the concept of different dog breeds. Weed is from the flowering tops and leaves of psychoactive varieties of Cannabis. Hemp seeds on the other hand are obviously the seeds but come from non psychoactive plants. Hemp is legal to grow everywhere…and well we all know where Marijuana is legal…

BUT this post is about the nutritional benefits of hemp! So let’s get to it.

1) Hemp seeds contain all 20 Amino Acids (the building blocks of protein) including the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies are unable to produce on their own.

2) Hemp contains the highest botanical source of essential fatty acids (Omega 6s and Omega 3s), with more essential fatty acids than flax or any other nut or seed

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3) Hemp seeds have a perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-6s and Omega-3s. This is important because excessive amounts of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids or a very high omega-6/omega-3 ratio, as is common in Western diets, promotes the pathogenesis of many diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer and many inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. At the same time increased levels of omega-3 or a low omega-6/omega-3 ratios prevents the development of these diseases.

4) Hemp seeds contain a high protein percentage of the easily digestible and complete proteins that strengthen immunity and fend off toxins. One ounce (about two tablespoons) of hemp seeds contains 9 grams of protein!

5) Hemp seeds are high in vitamin E, magnesium, potassium and iron.

6) Hemp seeds are a rich source of phytonutrients, the disease-protective element of plants with benefits protecting your immunity, bloodstream, tissues, cells, skin, and organs.

I’ve only included these 6 points but hemp offers many other benefits. Click the link at the bottom if you’re interested in exploring more. Clearly hemp seeds are a great addition to a healthy diet. Like anything they should be consumed in moderation. As I mentioned above, an excessive or uneven amount of omega6-omega3 ratio can cause a host of negative reactions in the body. This is true of all fatty acid containing foods (chia, flax, nuts, other seeds etc…). Hemp may contain the highest amount of these fatty acids compared to other seeds but also has the benefit of the perfect 3:1 ratio so if eaten in limited quantities it is definitely the best option. Hemp for the win!

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There are many different ways to incorporate hemp seeds into your diet. My favourites include sprinkling them on oatmeal, adding them to smoothies or incorporating them into snack bites to up the protein as I do in the recipe below.

I think this post is long enough so let’s get to the good stuff…