Raw Hemp Heart
Vasse Valley 100% Australian grown raw, hulled hemp seed (hearts) have a mild, nutty flavour similar to cashew or pine nuts. They are one of the best sources of healthy fats and plant-based protein on offer today. Gluten-free and vegan friendly, raw hemp hearts also provide a great source of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc.
Hemp seed is rich in highly digestible protein, meaning your body can absorb it easily. It is also a complete protein source, meaning it contains all the essential amino acids our body needs from our diet. Hemp seeds are a great source of polyunsaturated and essential fatty acids, which are the healthy fats! In total they contain about 30% fat with unique 3:1 ratio of omega-6 and omega-3. This promotes cardiovascular health and may benefit some skin diseases. Another essential fatty acid found in hemp seeds is Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which can have a hormone regulatory effect which may relieve symptoms of PMS. Hemp seed also provides a great source of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc.
How to use
Add to salads, smoothies, muesli, granola, yoghurt etc. Hemp hearts also make a tasty, dairy-free milk alternative which we love in coffee. The high protein content makes it froth beautifully.
Preservative free, gluten free, vegan friendly and free of added sugar.
Size: 250g (servings per packet : 25).
Per 5g : Energy : 93.5kJ / Carbohydrate : 0.1g / Protein : 1.2g / Fat : 1.6g / Unsaturated fat : 1.3g / Fibre : 1.84g
Per 100g : Energy : 1870kJ / Carbohydrate : 2g / Protein : 23.1g / Fat : 31g / Unsaturated fat : 25.6g / Fibre : 36.8g
Vasse Valley Hemp Farm full range.
Sustainability : When hemp grows, it has a remarkable ability to clean the air. In fact, for every tonne of hemp produced, 1.63 tonnes of carbon is removed from the air. This actually makes the growing of hemp crops a carbon negative activity. Growing hemp also improves the quality of the soil. The stem and leaves of the hemp plant are jam-packed with nutrients so as the plant matures and the seed grows, leaf matter falls to the ground and decomposes replenishing the soil beneath it. And after harvesting, the remnants of the hemp plant can then be returned to the soil to make for a richer yield the following year. Basically, hemp heals the air and the earth while it grows!