- A true Canadian superfood!, hemp is a nutrient rich whole food in its natural state, no need to create isolates or extracts from it.
- 10 gm of protein/2 TBSP hempseeds
- The protein is complete, containing all 10 essential amino acids.
- In it’s whole food state, it has a high pH, is more alkaline than most proteins.
Edestin, an amino acid found only in hemp is considered an integral part of our DNA. It makes hemp the plant source closest to our own amino acid profile
What is special about this protein source?
The protein in hemp is very important for those eating a mainly plant-based diet– it helps in muscle and tissue regeneration and fat metabolism. Once we ingested, it instigates the release of a hormone that enables the body to more efficiently use it’s fat reserves, which in turn will provide endurance and assist with the burning of body fat.
Unlike soybeans and other soyfoods, hemp seed protein is free of the tryspin inhibitors which block protein absorption.
Hemp protein is also free of oligosaccharides found in soy, which cause stomach upset and gas.
In addition, because it is a raw protein, naturally occurring digestive enzymes remain intact, making it is easily digested and absorbed.
HOW DO THEY TASTE?
Hemp seeds have a sweet nutty taste and buttery texture softer and easier to chew than sesame seeds.
HOW TO USE THEM?
Sprinkle on salads, cereals, on greens, stirfries, bars, cookies.
For a “vegan parmesan” try this: mix 1/2 and 1/2 with nutritional yeast , and add a dash of sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Use in pesto in place of parmesan, as in this tasty dairy-free Stinging Nettle Pesto recipe