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Hemp seeds from the hemp plant (cannabis sativa) are naturally loaded with nutritional value, boasting all of the essential amino acids and fatty acids the body needs. These whole hemp seeds arrive with their hulls and shells intact, but once you crack into them, you'll discover a huge variety of nutritional and medicinal applications.
Taste and Uses of Hemp Seeds
Hemp seeds have a pleasant nutty taste and crunchy texture. Snack on the raw seeds throughout the day, toss them into salads or substitute them for nuts in your favorite baking recipes. If you're looking for an alternative to dairy milk, try blending one part hemp seed with four parts water to mix up your own hemp milk. You can even buy whole hemp seeds to make your own soothing skin care solution--try grinding the seeds into paste with a mortar and pestle and mixing it with other natural skin care substances like aloe vera gel or our raw organic cacao butter.
Hemp Seeds: Our Registered Dietitian's Top Pick
Our Registered Dietitian and Health Nut loves these nutrient packed seeds! They have all essential amino acids and healthy fats, and are a great addition to salads, oatmeal, or stir fries, giving them an extra crunch. You can also grind them and add them to a smoothie.
Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds
As a dietary supplement, hemp seeds provide a hearty helping of simple proteins, a perfect balance of essential acids, and a blend of rich minerals and antioxidants.
1) Protein Powerhouse: Hemp seed is valued for being a complete protein, containing all 21 amino acids, including all 9 essential amino acids. It's important to consume essential amino acids through food because our bodies cannot produce them naturally. A single serving of hemp seeds contains 11 grams of protein. Between 1/4 and 1/3 of hemp seed by weight is pure protein, and hemp seed protein is distinctive for being amazingly easy to digest.
2) Perfect Balance of Essential Fatty Acids: Hemp seed contains an ideal balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids, in a proportion of 3:1. These fatty acids cannot be synthesized by the body but are required to support a wide range of cellular processes in the body, including the proper function of the heart and brain. Hemp seed is an even more potent source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids than flaxseed, which is renowned as a health food staple.
3) Tons of Nutrients: Hemp seeds are also an excellent source of vitamin E, zinc, iron, and magnesium. Vitamin E and zinc are potent antioxidants that protects cells against the damaging effect of free radicals. Iron helps deliver oxygen-rich red blood cells throughout the body and magnesium plays a role in hundreds of chemical reactions in the body.
4) Heart-Healthy: A 2013 study published in the European Journal of Nutrition found that hemp seed consumption could reduce elevated blood pressure in hypertensive rats. The research suggests that hemp seeds may offer benefits to prevent and treat hypertension.
Hemp Seeds Storage
It's best to keep hemp seeds refrigerated in an airtight container. If you purchase a 5-pound bag, consider putting 1 pound of the hemp seeds in an airtight container in the refrigerator for daily use and freezing the rest.
Birds Eat Hemp Seeds, Too
Although us humans love these seeds for their great taste and powerful nutrients, we're not the only ones in on the secret. Pour a few handfuls into your outdoor feeder or just scatter it on the lawn to see what a popular item hemp bird seed really is! You can mix it into your existing bird feed blend to attract a wider variety of species, or just put it out by itself--grosbeaks and cardinals in particular love to eat hemp seeds.*Per United States regulations, these hemp seeds have been heat sterilized*
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Timothy, Windham, NY December 23, 2009
“Great product and service!!! We will be brewing our seasonal beer "Hemp Seed Ale" here at Cave Mountain Brewing Co. in Windham NY with your hemp seeds. It's a seasonal favorite among all our patrons. Thanks for your fast delivery, great prices, and excellent service.
Cave Mountain Brewing Co.
Joseph, Toledo, Ohio December 22, 2009
“Thanks you for being true to your word, I was told my order would be here on Tuesday and " Bip Bop Bam Boom " It's here. Thanks, Joseph”
kaiya, dekalb, il December 18, 2009
“the hempseeds were delivered in a timely manner, within 2 days of the order. i like that.”
Robert, Gloversville, New York December 15, 2009
“You have a fantastic selection of products, some I've never seen elsewhere. You have great prices, fast shipping, and excellent quality. It's the first time I ordered but definitely not the last...you now have a repeat customer.”
RaSul December 2, 2009
“Thanks for the speedy service. I was very surprised with the quality. The overall value, too, of your product is not misplaced. Outstanding! Many blessings should come your way.”
Jodie, Vienna, va November 11, 2009
“Thanks again Nutsonline for the fast delivery of our hemp seeds. They arrived just when you all predicted. Our pet birds are hooked on this super healthy diet and we are hooked on the excellent and humorous customer service you provide. Thank you!!!”
Zach, Kansas City, MO October 29, 2009
“This is the only place I've found that sells whole hemp seeds to folks in the states. They are delicious and packed with nutrition! Thank you so much, Nuts Online!”
Jodie September 25, 2009
“Thank you Nuts Online for the timely manner in which our order was processed.
The hemp seeds we ordered arrived in perfect condition, were super fresh, and our pet birds LOVE them!
P.S. Will definitely order in the future!”
Ursula, Chesterton, in September 11, 2009
“Exceptional service. Pleasure doing business with you! ”
Justin, Tampa, FL July 4, 2009
“I was a little skeptical when I first placed an order, but my order arrived very quickly, and everything in the box was so fresh! I nearly chipped a tooth on the cinnamon just to give it a bite test (totally awesome!), and the hemp (which has a beautiful, somewhat nutty aroma) has made milk for days now. Plus, offering FedEx for shipping makes it much more likely that I'll order again and again, because I know the package will arrive in good condition, and get here in the morning, before I leave for work.
Now I can share my Nuts Online purchases with my coworkers, but I don't think I will. They have to get their own. ;)
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Anett, Mecosta, MI March 28, 2014
“This was my first order with Nuts.com and I must say I could not have been more impressed! The order was shipped immediately and arrived three days later, regular shipping! Quality packaging of the product, great for storing the same, too. I ordered Hemp seeds (with shell); this is the only place I could even find whole hemp seeds. Very happy with the seeds, too. I will definitely order again!”
Serving Size 30g (~1.1 oz.)
(Approx. 15.2 Servings/Pound)
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|Calories From Fat||88|
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Store under refrigeration for up to 6 months.
Country of Origin: Canada
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