Organic Hemp Hearts
Hemp Hearts (also known as "Shelled Hemp Seeds") are a raw, vegan, and certified organic source of protein, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.
They are a versatile superfood with many uses, and are a favorite among athletes and health conscious foodies who want to add a flavorful and nutritious food to their recipes.
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Did You Know?
Hemp hearts can be added to just about any food for a protein and Omega fatty acid rich boost to your diet. The proportion of fatty acids in one tablespoon of hemp heart oil can fulfill the daily requirement of EFAs, and unlike flax oil, clinical studies have shown that daily intake of hemp oil will not create a deficiency or imbalance of EFAs.
Nutiva's Organic Raw Shelled Hemp Hearts:
Contain 33% protein; 9% omega-3; rich in iron, vitamin E, and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid)
Are a good source of dietary fiber, calcium and antioxidants including chlorophyll.
Are legally grown by Canadian farmers
Omega fatty acids, such as those found in Nutiva's hemp hearts are vital for the health of skin and hair, strong bones and joints, heart health, proper metabolic and reproductive function. Omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce inflammation associated with arthritis and other joint issues as well. Clinical signs of essential fatty acid deficiency includes skin rashes, dry hair, hair loss, slow wound healing, stunted growth in children, and an increased susceptibility to infection.
Try using hemp hearts in a variety of foods:
Blend in smoothies
Add to hot or cold cereals
Sprinkle on salads, soups and ice cream
Add to baked goods
Use as you would sesame seeds
What is the Difference Between Hemp Hearts and Shelled Hemp Seeds?
Nothing! Hemp hearts are the same shelled, nutritious, organic, raw food as hemp seeds. Some people refer to them as hemp hearts and some refer to them as "shelled hemp seeds," where the hard outer shell of the seed has been removed. Whatever you call them, they are tasty and nutritious!
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