To begin, they taste great. They really do. The flavour is kind of a cross between the wonderfully rich taste of a macadamia nut and the mild but nutty flavour of sunflower seeds. I really love hulled seed. The first time I tried shelled hemp seed was at a trade show in the late ’90s. It was a new product and I couldn’t get enough of it. I hadn’t had breakfast yet so I helped myself to quite a bit of their sample, after asking permission. Many hours later I realized I wasn’t hungry, still, and I had lots and lots of energy. That little bit of hemp seed hearts was enough to fuel me for the whole day at the trade show. I was sold.
By adding shelled hemp seed to your diet you will benefit in so many ways. The protein content is so easily digestible, you will actually abosorb the amino acids, unlike many other indigestible sources of proteins like gmo soy. The essential fatty acid content of the oils in the hulled seed will boost your immune system and are excellent for your hair, nails and overall wellbeing. The shelled seed is so easy to eat, you can add it to pretty well everything! We add it to salads, to cerial in the morning, to our smoothies. We make milk out of it, add it to cookies, top bread with it and spread it on toast. It is truly a wonderfood!
Eating shelled hemp seed hearts after a work out is a perfect idea as within 5 hours of exercise, your body is able to synthesze the proteins by up to an additional 50%. The proteins will replensh your energy and you will find you can work out longer and harder next time.
Perhaps you are looking to lose some weight, hulled hemp seed is also perfect for this. Start your day with some shelled hemp seed on your cereal and you will find that the proteins allow you to hold off on that hunger for longer than you could imagine, even past lunchtime.
Hulled hemp seed really is a wonder food. Try some, we know you will love it!