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Hemp Seeds

I have fallen in love with these nutty little seeds.  They are so incredibly healthy for you too!

Hemp seeds come from the plant Cannibus L. The hemp plant is not the same as the marijuana plant (Cannibus sativa L.). They are closely related –but not the same thing.

Why are hemp seeds so wonderful?

  • Hemp is and AMAZING source of plant protein!They contain about 36.6% (complete) protein, making them the highest source of plant protein out there!
  • It’s the highest plant source of essential fatty acids. Hemp Seed is a direct source of GLA (Gamma-linolenic acid/ Omega-6 fatty acid), Sterodonic Acid and Chlorophyll (flax seed lacks all 3 of these)
  • Hemp contains all 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies can not produce
  • Hemp is one of the most nutritionally complete food sources in the world!

Source

I love adding mine to green smoothies, putting them in my oatmeal, topping salads with them and adding them to Protein bites or granola bars.

I find them at Whole Foods but with their fast growing popularity they are becoming easier to find at your local grocery store.  I found them the other day at Raleys 🙂

There’s so much more you can do with these amazing little balls of goodness!  Here’s a few more ides 🙂

Hemp Seed Chia Breakfast Cookie

Pesto Alfredo

Salad Toppers

Coconut Hemp Seed Bites

Give them a try!  You’ll be glad you did 🙂

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2 comments on “Hemp Seeds

  1. Hi! Funny you posted this today! I was going to email you and ask if you use Hemp Butter. With daycare we can not send any nut butter with B for lunch. I have been looking ino sunflower seed butter and hemp butter. What’s your opinion taste wise on either?

    • Hi Alyssa! I have yet to try Hemp Butter or Sunflower Seed Butter but have been really wanting to try both. We’re atually headed out to Whole Foods today and I was planning on picking up some sunflower butter. So I’ll let you know how it tastes 🙂

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