I love hemp seeds, also known as hemp hearts. They are the easiest healthy food to add to my diet. Just today I sprinkled some ontop of my eggs in the morning, salad later on, and peas and corn side dish for dinner. I even sprinkled them ontop of my strawberry ice cream! They have a light nutty flavor with a fatty texture. Other great meal ideas to add hemp seeds to are breakfast cereals, smoothies, yogurt, tacos, chicken and fish, or just about anything.
There are many nutrients in hemp seeds. They are a rich source of protein, which can sustain your satiety between meals. They are even a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids. The fatty taste of the seeds comes from the omega fatty acids of 3-6-9, with a well balanced proportion of omega 3 and 6. other nutrients include magnesium, iron, potassium, and zinc.
The seeds are digestible right out of the bag, and a wonderful way to supplement the diets of all ages. So why not pick up a bag of hemp seeds the next time you visit your natural foods store. You will have fun with your creativity of incorporating these into your diet!
Have a peaceful day!
-Rachelle Lambert, L.Ac.