Hemp hearts are a local super seed! ZypChicks hemp is grown locally on the prairies, in the Edmonton area.
Why eat hemp?
?Protein In every 30 g serving, about 3 tablespoons, there is about 10 g of protein. Hemp is a complete source of protein, meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids. Relatively few plant-based foods are complete proteins, making hemp hearts an important addition to any diet.
?Omega 3-6-9 Fatty Acids Hemp hearts are a great source of Essential Fatty Acids, essential because your body cannot make them. A 30g serving of hemp has about 10g of Omegas 3, 6 & 9. Omega fatty acids are important for skin health, heart health, brain health, and help in reducing inflammation.
?Fiber Hemp hearts are an excellent source of fiber. Consuming fiber ever day helps: control appetite, stabilize blood sugars, promote gut health, and aids in weight management.
?Vitamins and Minerals Hemp has an impressive array of vitamins and minerals. It is an EXCELLENT source of: vitamin E,magnesium, phosphorus & potassium. It is a very good source for: niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin B6 & folate.
Four easy ways to incorporate hemp into your diet:
1️⃣ Sprinkle hemp over your meals & snacks Just a spoonful of hemp on whatever you’re already eating boosts your nutrition significantly. Try it on: cereal, porridge, yogurt, sandwiches, soup, salad, fruit, steamed veggies, rice, pasta, popcorn, cake, etc. Your imagination is the limit! Hemp adds a mild and delicious nutty flavour.
2️⃣ Smoothies Smoothies are a quick and tasty way to jam pack tonnes of nutrition in one simple drink! Add up to 3 tablespoons of hemp to any smoothie. It blends up smooth and gives your smoothie a creamy texture!
3️⃣ Baking Whether your making no-bake energy bites or loaves of sourdough, hemp is an easy & delicious add-in! You won’t likely taste a difference, but you’ll feel great knowing that your treats have additional protein, healthy fats & vitamins and minerals!
4️⃣ Hemp Mylk So easy! Blend 1 part hemp with 3 parts water, and use in any recipe calling for dairy or non-dairy milk. For drinking, sweeten with maple syrup, agave, or honey. Try adding in a date, strawberries, or cocoa nibs for extra flavour. Keeps 3-5 days in the fridge.