Compare Shelled Hemp Seed Hearts to other proteins

Right off the top, hulled hemp seed has a significant advantage over many other proteins. It tastes great, it is a complete protein and it is highly digestible. Another significant advantage you have to consider is that the hulled seed is also an excellent source of essential fatty acids which are the building blocks of your immune system. To top it all off, comparing the cost of hemp seed hearts to other proteins, you will see that as a protein source, it is actually a pretty good deal. Take into consideration the price of the equivalent certified organic protein and now you are getting an excellent deal!

Our hulled hemp seed is separated from the hulls in a purely mechanical process. No chemicals are used in the separation. We simply break apart the seed as gently as possible, separate the fibrous hulls and then package up remainder, the highly digestible softer inner core of the whole seed. Due to the fact that the hulled hemp seed is produced in such a manner that we can maximize nutritional contend and minimize damage to the proteins, the product is actually more stable than you would expect. It starts fresh, gets packed fresh and will remain fresh until you want to eat it. Try our hulled hemp seed hearts, in our opinion, they are the very best.

Protein Digestibility

Food Source Protein Digestibility (%)
Egg 97
Milk and Cheese 97
Mixed North American Diet 96
Peanut Butter 95
Meat and Fish 94
Hemp Protein 90
Whole Wheat 86
Oatmeal 86
Soybeans 78
Rice 76

Source: National Research Council. Recommended Dietary Allowances, 10th ed. National Academy Press, 1989.

Estimates of Amino Acid Requirements

  Requirements, mg/kg per day, by age group
Amino Acid

Infants,
Age 3-4 mo

Children,
Age ~2 yr

Children,
Age 10-12 yr

Adults

Histidine

28

?

?

8-12

Isoleucine

70

31

28

10

Leucine

161

73

42

14

Lysine

103

64

44

12

Methionine plus cystine

58

27

22

13

Phenylalanine plus tyrosine

125

69

22

14

Threonine

87

37

28

7

Tryptophan

17

12.5

3.3

3.5

Valine

93

38

25

10

Total without histidine

714

352

214

84