Why are Hemp Hearts (de-husked Hemp seeds) considered a Superfood?
Hemp hearts are de-husked hemp seeds and are rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids. They have a mild, nutty flavour and are often referred to as hemp hearts.
Hemp seeds contain over 30% good fat. They are exceptionally rich in two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3).
They also contain gamma-linolenic acid, which has been linked to several health benefits.
Hemp seeds are a great protein source, as more than 25% of their total calories are from high-quality protein.
That is considerably more than similar foods like chia seeds and flaxseeds, whose calories are 16–18% protein.
Hemp seeds are also a great source of vitamin E and minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc
Hemp hearts can be consumed raw, cooked or roasted.
Hemp hearts can be used in a number of ways including as a addition to multi grain flour, trail mixes, salad toppings etc.