Hemp seeds – the main part of the plant used for food – are considered a very nutritious seed. They are a source of vitamins, minerals and easy-to-digest plant protein and have a good balance of healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids.
How do you eat hemp?
Hemp seeds can be added to almost anything for an extra boost of nutrition. They have a soft, creamy texture and a mild nutty flavour. They can be sprinkled on salads or breakfast cereals, added to raw bars or balls, incorporated into smoothies or sprinkled on avocado on toast. Those with gluten sensitivities can use them as a breadcrumb substitute. You can even make them into a hemp milk. The seeds can also be turned into other food ingredients such as hemp oil and hemp protein powder.
The seeds are the part of the hemp plant that are used for food. Hulled hemp seed, which is the whole seed with the crunchy outer shell removed, is what you’re looking for. Hulled hemp seed, or hemp hearts, are about the size of a sesame seed, have a soft creamy texture and a nutty flavour. The seeds are also used to make other products such as hemp protein powder and hemp oil.