Hemp Hearts, as they’re often referred to, are shelled hemp seeds that are a rich source of nutrition, putting them in the “superfoods” category.
At 10 grams of protein per 30-gram serving (33%), they contain twice the amount of protein compared to flax or chia, and they’re lower in carbohydrates. They also contain 9% omega-3 essential fatty acids and are an excellent source of iron, vitamin E and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), an Omega-6 fatty acid.
Omega fatty acids are essential because human bodies cannot make them on their own, which means we need to get these good fats from our diet. Omega-3 fatty acids are particularly beneficial to the brain, skin, joints and heart and Omega-6, such as GLA, is important to hair, skin and bone health; and regulates metabolism and the reproductive system.
The protein profile in hemp hearts makes them one of the densest sources of plant protein, which can be of significant benefit to vegetarians, athletes and anyone looking to add a healthy source of protein to their diet.