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whole hemp seed

With their decidedly crunchy exterior, temptingly creamy centre and slightly nutty flavour, whole hemps seeds can be enjoyed just as they are, or added into smoothies, shakes and protein drinks.

Whole hemp seed

Whole hemp seeds contain an impressive selection of nutrients, including vegetable protein, fibre, vitamin E, minerals (magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, copper, platinum, phosphorus, sulphur, boron, nickel, germanium, tin, iodine, chromium, silver and lithium), every essential amino acid, trace elements, enzymes and lecithin, alpha, beta and gamma globulin, the fatty acid, GLA, and chlorophyll.

Whole Hemp Seeds Benefits

  • Whole hemp seeds possess a decidedly crunchy exterior, a temptingly creamy centre and boast a slightly nutty flavour.
  • Whole hemp seeds contain fibre and the vegetable protein, Edestin.
  • Whole hemp seeds are rich in vitamin E.
  • Whole hemp seeds contain the minerals, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, copper, platinum, phosphorus, sulphur, boron, nickel, germanium, tin, iodine, chromium, silver and lithium.
  • Whole hemp seeds also contain a variety of other nutrients, including every essential amino acid, trace elements, enzymes and lecithin, alpha, beta and gamma globulin, the fatty acid, GLA, and chlorophyll.
  • Whole hemp seeds are gluten free.
  • Our whole hemp seeds are certified organic by “Organic Farmers & Growers”, the leading organic certification organisation in Great Britain.
  • Our whole hemp seeds have been dried and processed at low temperatures in order to retain an optimal number of their naturally occurring nutrients.
  • Our whole hemp seeds are totally pure and free from additives.
  • Our whole hemp seeds are suitable for those following a vegetarian, vegan or rawfood diet.

How to Use Whole Hemp Seeds

With their decidedly crunchy exterior, temptingly creamy centre and slightly nutty flavour, whole hemps seeds can be enjoyed just as they are, or added into smoothies, shakes and protein drinks.

Whole Hemp Seeds Recipe – Hemp Milk

This rich, creamy hemp milk boasts a subtle vanilla flavour and, as it’s free from cholesterol, makes a deliciously wholesome alternative to cow’s milk. Ideal for those who are allergic to dairy products or lactose intolerant.

1 cup of whole hemp seeds

4 cups of (spring) water

As with all nut / seed “milks” they are very simple to make and important bit of equipment you need is a nut milk bag.

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend.

Now put it through a nut milk bag to leave only the smooth hemp milk.

Whole Hemp Seeds Nutritional Information

When you remove the hull of the seed you are causing several detrimental effects to the nutritious whole seed. The main detriment is that you lose the hull, an excellent source of minerals but more importantly, a rare source of insoluble fibre, something that we get very little of in our modern diets. You can use the hull of the hemp seed to gently cleanse your colon and flush toxins from your intestinal tract. It is an excellent source of a type of fibre that is not found in our diets because of over processing of foods. Another good source of insoluble fibre would be soil, something not commonly consumed.

Hulled Hemp Seeds Vs. Whole Hemp Seeds

Hulled hemp seed, which is the whole seed with the crunchy outer shell removed, comes by quite a few names like hemp hearts, shelled hemp seed and hemp nut. Since the hulls of the hemp seed are quite crunchy and contain a lot of fibre, we as a society are not used to eating this kind of item. Hulled seed was created essentially to make eating hemp seed more appealing and easier to eat. When you bleach wheat to achieve white bread, you essentially are removing all of the nutrients. Why do it then? Simply, white bread is softer, more palatable and more visibly appealing. It is not more nutritious than its whole grain counterpart. This same analogy can be used for the difference between whole seed and hulled seed.

One recent comment from one web site reader commented that this is true in most other situations but that hemp seed actually becomes more nutritious when you remove the hulls. While this is true to an extent, it does increase the overall percentage of protein, increases the total EFA content and reduces the carbohydrate percentage, the material you are removing also contain some excellent nutrition.

When you remove the hull of the seed you are causing several detrimental effects to the nutritious whole seed. The main detriment is that you lose the hull, an excellent source of minerals but more importantly, a rare source of insoluble fibre, something that we get very little of in our modern diets. You can use the hull of the hemp seed to gently cleanse your colon and flush toxins from your intestinal tract. It is an excellent source of a type of fibre that is not found in our diets because of over processing of foods. Another good source of insoluble fibre would be soil, something not commonly consumed.

Whole hemp seed is also an excellent source of minerals and is much more stable out in the air then hulled seed. All in all, we feel that even though the seed is small, very crunchy, and may get stuck in your dental work, the benefits of the added fibre in your diet significantly outweigh the detracting factors of the hull. In the end though, we would much rather you eat hemp and gain the benefits of the excellent nutritional value of the seed from either the whole seed or the hulled seed.