Navitas Naturals Hemp Seeds - 8 oz. (227g)
Navitas Naturals Hemp Seeds is a protein rich super seed. As one of the earliest foods to be used by humans, hemp seeds have long been recognized as an excellent source of energy. With a rich nutty flavor that is reminiscent of a sunflower seed, Navitas Naturals Hemp Seeds are pre-shelled, soft, and delicious. They can be eaten straight from the bag; sprinkled on top of vegetables, soups, yogurt, and cereals; mixed into baked recipes; or blended into a gourmet nut butter. This remarkable superfood is an excellent protein source – with eight grams of protein per 2 tablespoons– and contains all ten essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Hemp also offers a perfect balance of Omega 3, 6, and 9 (the Essential Fatty Acids), and is a good source of magnesium, iron, zinc, and potassium.
- Omega Fatty Acids
- Essential Amino Acids
- Dietary Fiber
Source and Processing
Their hempseeds are sourced from premium growers in Canada, where they are harvested and then hulled. Navitas Naturals Hemp Seeds are raw, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, and 100% organic.
Hemp (hemp) is a tall, coarse plant (Cannabis sativa L), that is native to Asia but naturalized or cultivated in many parts of the world. It is the source of a nutritious, edible seed (hemp seed).
Ideal Food Source
Hemp is one of the earliest known plants to be cultivated by humans, with a recorded history of over 12,000 years, and has since been grown all around the world for food. An immensely sustainable crop, this hearty plant can be utilized for many different purposes: including using its fiber for textiles and paper, its oil for vehicle fuel and human health, and its seeds for nutrition and vitality. Just like our earliest ancestors understood, hemp’s nutritional benefits are highly renowned, and the hemp seed legacy continues as an ideal source of fuel for human health and energy.
The Power of Hemp
Though it may be just a small seed, hemp offers a huge nutritional content. Hemp seeds are naturally a fantastic protein source: they contain all of the essential amino acids, are highly digestible, and are one of the highest sources of complete protein of all plant-based foods. Hemp also has a very well-balanced ratio of essential fatty acids (EFAs) – Omega 3, 6, and 9 – which are excellent for cardiovascular health and promote a strong immune system (among many other benefits). A great source of dietary fiber, magnesium, iron, zinc, and potassium, hemp is a true superseed.
Navitas Naturals Hemp Power is nothing short of delicious. A soft nut, our shelled hemp tastes reminiscent of a sunflower seed, with a distinctive richness. Enjoy hemp seeds by themselves, or try them sprinkled on just about anything: including granola or yogurt, salads, soups, dips, or baked into recipes. Our milled hemp protein has a mild taste, which becomes a background flavor when combined with other ingredients. Just a spoonful or two of this powder is the perfect protein boost when added to any smoothie, or mixed into flour for baking.
Did you know?
Thousands of years ago, Tibetan women were some of the first to discover how to make string and cloth from hemp fiber. There is evidence they used the hemp cords to guide the warp thread on their looms. To this day, Tibetans still use hempseed in their Yak buttered tea.