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Hemp Hearts (150g)

Good Pantry’s 100% pure NZ grown Hemp Hearts are nature’s most nutrient dense seed.  Containing a perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3, hemp seeds are also rich in protein and minerals.  Eat good, do good.

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SUPERFOOD STATUS OF HEMP

The high protein content of Hemp Hearts attracts those looking to build and repair muscle and lose weight. Hemp Hearts are a ‘complete’ protein. These proteins contain a series of amino acids in significant proportions, including the three naturally occurring branched- chain amino acids (BCAAs).  The balance of Omega-6 to Omega-3 linoleic acid in Hemp Hearts presents in the perfect ratio of 3:1. Hemp Hearts provide a vital source of healthy fats for the heart, brain and metabolism.

Hemp Hearts contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes that further the impressive nutritional profile of nature’s superfood.  These nutrients boost immune systems which helps to protect us from illness and disease, improve circulation and metabolism, regulate blood-sugar as well as improve general gut health.

HOW TO USE HEMP HEARTS

Hemp Hearts are an excellent choice for snack food. You can eat them straight from the bag!  Our Hemp Hearts can be used as additions to savoury or sweet baking much the same way you use other seeds.  Sprinkle on salads and add to soups, casseroles, sauces and dips or blend with water and vanilla for a dairy free hemp milk.

Check our Superfood Recipes for ideas or read through this site for more recipes

LEGAL

Hemp plants are from the ‘cannabis sativa’ species, but while the plants look similar they have very different properties.  Hemp plants are non-psychoactive varieties of cannabis and have an insignificant amount of THC.

On 28 April 2017, trans-Tasman ministers approved a change to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. The change will allow the use of hemp seed as a food for human consumption. However, the Government has to change some laws before that can happen. These law changes are expected to be completed by mid 2018. In the meantime Hemp products other than hemp oil are only allowed to be sold for animal consumption in NZ and Australia.

When buying hemp as a food product, manufactured to human food grade, please do so to consume in a country where hemp is legal.

See this article for more information.