Soft and delicious Navitas Naturals Hemp Seeds pack a powerful punch of pure plant nutrition. Hemp seeds provide a healthy dose of protein, omega fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants and minerals. These eco-friendly seeds have a mild nutty flavor, and can be enjoyed straight out of the bag, or sprinkled on virtually any dish to gain a boost of green nutrition.
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Green Protein & Omega Star
Hemp is a well-balanced vegetarian protein source that includes all of the essential amino acids. Not only is hemp one of the best veggie sources of protein, it’s easy for the body to digest and assimilate. Hemp also features plenty of other nutrients including abundant fiber, chlorophyll, vitamins and omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids.
Hemp has been cultivated for over 12,000 years around the globe. The hearty plant has been used as a food, fiber, textile, paper, and even fuel. It is believed that Tibetan women first discovered how to produce string and cloth from the hemp fiber.
- How to use it
- Yogurt, Granola, Cereal
- Veggie Burgers
- Energy Bars
- Salads, Dips
- Beverages (Hemp Milk)
Product of Canada
Navitas Naturals Hemp Seeds are grown by family farmers on small farms in the fertile prairie region of central Canada. Our premium seeds are de-shelled so all that you're left with is the soft, nutritious hemp hearts. We never use any fillers or additives and our non-GMO seeds are certified organic, kosher, gluten-free, vegan and raw.
- Micronutrient Lineup
- Omega Fatty Acids
- Amino Acids
- Fiber, Zinc
- Vitamin A
- Iron, Magnesium
Nutrition experts tout hemp seed because it is an easily-digested complete protein source that is also one of the richest vegetable sources of the Omega 3 & 6 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). Hemp seed contains chlorophyll and is a plentiful source of fiber and vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, iron, zinc, and potassium.
For optimum health, Omega-6 and Omega-3 need to be consumed in a certain ratio. Nutrition experts recommend hemp seed due to its ideal 3 to 1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 EFAs. Hemp seed oil is a rare food source of the “super omega-3” called stearidonic acid (SDA) that is the 'first metabolite' in the omega-3 family and therefore easy for the body to process. It’s also a plentiful and rare plant source of the 'super omega-6' EFA called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). There are only 4 significant natural sources of GLA: Hemp Seed, Evening Primrose, Borage and Black Currant, and of these, hemp seed is the only whole food source that has a wide variety of culinary functions.
The highly digestible protein in hemp includes all the essential amino acids, making it an excellent choice for athletes, vegetarians, vegans and anyone needing to boost their protein intake. At 5 g of protein per serving, hemp seed’s overall protein content of 34.6% is comparable to soy beans and is higher than that found in nuts, other seeds, meats, dairy products, fish and poultry. Hemp seeds also provide a good source of essential fatty acids.
The hemp plant is known to be among the most eco-friendly and useful crops in the world. It’s also sustainable. Hemp is naturally pest-resistant, and because hemp plants grow fast and close together, they out-compete weeds and therefore don’t require herbicides. Hemp’s rugged roots anchor the soil to prevent erosion and the leaves return nitrogen to the soil. Hemp cultivation generates virtually no waste because the hemp processing byproducts are useful and marketable. Navitas Naturals Hemp Seed contains no Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
Hemp seeds are a healthy food, not a miracle drug. These statements herein have not been reviewed by the FDA. Navitas Naturals products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
- Health Properties
- Omega Fatty Acids
Nutty & Versatile
Hemp is enjoyed all over the world. Tibetans use hempseed in their yak buttered tea. If you don’t have a yak, don’t worry, we have other recipe ideas here on our website! Navitas Naturals shelled hemp seeds have a soft texture, look a bit like sesame seeds, and have a nutty flavor like sunflower seeds. You can snack on them straight from the bag, or boost the nutrition and flavor of any meal by sprinkling them on just about anything including granola, yogurt and salads. We suggest that you blend them into soups and dips, or add them to baking recipes in place of other soft seeds. They’re also ideal as a smoothie ingredient, or blended into a gourmet nut butter.
Hemp Seeds: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can you use the seeds to grow plants?
A: No, the seed are hulled (sterilized) and will not grow in their shelled state. Hemp Seeds are solely meant to be eaten as food.
Q: Do your Hemp Seeds contain THC?
A: Our organic, premium hemp comes from one of the largest suppliers in Canada. Both the Canadian and US governments have strict regulations on THC levels in industrial and food grade hemp. Our hemp is regularly tested and the labs consistently come up with “non-detectable” amounts of THC, which means the levels are virtually nonexistent and less than 1 part per billion. Navitas Naturals Hemp does not contain THC, does not make you high, and will not trigger a positive result in drug testing.