About Hemp Seed |
Hemp vs. Flax vs. Chia
Hemp Makes it SUPER!
Hemp is a super seed packed with plant-based protein, healthy fats, and other vital nutrients like magnesium, fibre, zinc, and iron. In addition to food, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of uses for hemp including textiles like rope and clothing, construction material, plastics, fuel, animal bedding, and more. At Manitoba Harvest we’re focused on transforming people’s lives through the power of hemp!
Hemp Seed Nutrition
Why eat hemp foods? It’s simple: a delicious way to get your protein and omegas! Compared with chia and flax seeds, hemp seeds provide double the amount of protein, more omegas, and half of the carbohydrates per serving. This makes hemp seeds an ideal choice for people looking to try a Whole 30 compliant, paleo or keto lifestyle.
Experiencing the benefits of hemp is easy with our wide range of delicious and nutritional hemp foods! For those new to the transformational power of hemp, our hemp seeds are a great place to start.
These small, but mighty hemp seeds add a boost of nutrition to any meal!
- Each serving (3 tablespoons) is packed with 10 grams of plant-based protein for a quick power boost.
- With 12 grams of omegas 3 and 6 per serving, hemp seeds are a tasty and simple way to incorporate healthy fats at mealtime.
- Their light, nutty flavor complements almost any dish for maximum versatility.
Our Natural and Organic Hemp Hearts also contain all 10 essential amino acids, making hemp foods a great source of complete protein for vegetarians, vegans and health seekers looking to add more plant-based foods to their diet. Can we get a hemp yeah!?
Hemp Seeds also contain:
- Stearidonic acid (SDA)
- Omega-6 Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)*
*What’s so great about GLA? Well, GLA has been shown to help with cholesterol, inflammation, skin and hair health, balancing hormones, and general heart health. One serving of hemp seeds contains 450 mg of GLA, while chia and flax seeds contain 0 mg.
Hemp is a versatile annual crop. Farmers plant non-GMO certified seed in the spring and harvest it in the fall using common farm equipment.
The varieties of hemp that are grown for food purposes reach a height of about five feet. Once hemp starts to grow, it has a broad leaf that helps to naturally suppress weeds which means that no pesticides or herbicides are needed to successfully grow hemp.
Is Non-GMO Project Verified basically the same thing as Certified Organic?
No! Certified Organic refers to a process of how food is grown and how food products are manufactured. Non-GMO Project Verified focuses on one aspect: verifying that there are no genetically modified organisms within the product.
There are Certified Organic products that have chosen not to go through the Non-GMO Project certification and therefore will not include the Non-GMO Project Verified stamp on their packaging.
Natural or conventional products can receive Non-GMO Project Verification if they meet the rigorous and extensive audit process relating to genetically modified organisms.
Is hemp seed oil the same as broad spectrum hemp extract oil?
No! Hemp seed, which is what Manitoba Harvest food products are derived from, is not the same thing as broad spectrum hemp extract.
Broad spectrum hemp extract is pressed from the flowers, leaves and stalks of the Cannabis plant, not from hemp seeds like Manitoba Harvest’s current products.
If you’re looking for these products, check out our new Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract we just launched in the US!
Are Omega 6s bad for you?
No! Omega-6 often gets a bad rep. Some omega-6s, like GLA, play a crucial role in overall health. A general rule of thumb is to avoid all highly processed fats.
When it comes to our bodies we need a mix or balance of essential fatty acids. It’s best to consume foods that have naturally balanced omegas. Hemp has an omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 3.75:1. Plus, the omegas in hemp are unrefined, raw, and easily digestible.