Nutiva - Organic Hempseed Raw Shelled - 8 oz. (227g)
Nutiva Organic Hempseed Raw Shelled is a delicious seed that's rich in protein! With omega-3 and minerals, hemp is the world's most nutritious seed. The hemp seed is the richest known source of polyunsaturated fats, containing a perfect 3:1 ratio of omega-6 linoleic acid and omega-3 linoleic acid. In fact, the hemp seed balance of Omega 3 to 6 fats is the perfect proportion for human dietary needs, making hemp an ideal addition to a healthy diet and lifestyle. We simply remove the seeds' hard shells, yielding a 100% raw culinary product that tastes like pine nuts. Enjoy straight out of the bag or sprinkle on your favorite foods.
Nutiva Shelled Hempseed Features
- 33% Protein
- 45% Fat
- 15% Carbs
- USDA Certified Organic
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- Delicious nutty flavor
- Rich in Omegas 3 & 6
- Grown without pesticides
Did You Know?
Because Nutiva cannot legally grow hemp in the United States, they must rely on Canadian farmers to produce their hemp crops. Shortages of organic seeds often occur due to weather or because surging sales outstrip supply.
- Oxygen Removed
These steps ensure freshness and help protect the delicate Omega-3 fatty acids. It's part of Nutiva's commitment to "Nourishing People and Planet."
Nutiva is the world's leading brand of all-organic hemp foods, coconut oil, red palm oil and chia seeds. They're a values-driven brand, dedicated to nourishing people and the planet. Their virgin organic coconut oil is cold-pressed, great for sautéing and baking, enhancing your favorite recipes, and body care. Coconut Manna is our delicious puréed coconut butter, a tropical melt-in-your-mouth treat containing fiber, protein and nourishing fats. Nutiva's dry coconut products include coconut flour, certified gluten-free with a lower glycemic index than most traditional flours, and unrefined, unprocessed coconut sugar, similar to brown sugar with a hint of caramel. Nutiva's delicious organic hemp oil is cold-pressed and unrefined, containing the ideal 3:1 omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. Rich in protein, with omega-3 and minerals, organic shelled hempseed is the world's most nutritious seed. Their organic hemp protein contains high-quality plant protein with the branched-chain amino acids that are vital for good health, and it's super easy to digest! Also try the high fiber hemp protein and the chocolate and vanilla hempshakes. Mighty, gluten-free chia seeds, packed with omega-3, protein, rare antioxidants and fiber, are amazing in yogurt, oatmeal, baked goods or smoothies. Grown on small organic family farms in Ecuador, their red palm oil is certified organic, non-GMO and Fair Trade. Since 1999 Nutiva has donated $1 million dollars by contributing 1 percent of sales to sustainable-agriculture groups for programs that enrich the soil and support a healthy world.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are Nutiva's hemp products raw?
A. Yes, Nutiva's hemp products are cold-processed (under 104°F) from raw, live hemp seeds. Nutiva utilizes a mechanical process to remove the hard shells, yielding their delicious shelled hemp seeds. Their hemp oil is expeller-pressed from the seeds without the use of hexane or other toxic solvents. Nutiva's hemp protein powder is made from specially milled hemp seed cake with the oil removed.
Q. Why is Nutiva's commitment to Fresh Is Best important?
A. Everyone knows fresh foods and oils taste better and are more nutritious. Nutiva is committed to offering the freshest products available. They guarantee this by utilizing the optimal manufacturing and storage methods for each product. They also mark the production and "Best Before" dates on all our products.
Q. How should I store my hemp seed, hemp oil, and hemp protein powder?
A. It is best to keep hemp products refrigerated or in the freezer and to use them within 8-12 weeks of opening. You can also store unopened hempseed products in a cool dry place such as a basement.
Q. Are hemp foods legal to import, buy and consume in the United States?
A. Yes. The case HIA v DEA established that hemp foods are exempt from control in the Controlled Substances Act. An excellent overview of the case can be found on the Vote Hemp web site on their DEA Hemp Food Rules page.
Q. If I recently consumed hemp foods, could I fail a drug test?
A. If the only source of the psychoactive THC in your body is from hemp foods, produced from Canadian grown hemp seeds and eaten in reasonable quantities, it is virtually impossible to fail a drug test by ingesting hemp foods due to the fact that THC levels in Nutiva's products are barely measurable.
Nutiva uses the finest certified organic ingredients, grown without pesticides and herbicides - safer for you and for the planet. All our products are certified organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI) and Ecocert (for use in the European Region (EU)).
They are concerned about the impact genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have on the health of people and planet. They have always had a non-GMO policy and they promise they will always source only non-GMO ingredients. All their products are verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.
Their red palm products are certified fair-trade by Fair for Life. Fair for Life Social & Fair Trade Certification assures that human rights are safeguarded at all stages of production, that workers enjoy good and fair working conditions and that smallholder farmers receive a fair share. Fair trade improves the livelihood of smallholder farmers and workers by providing the means for social community projects.
As of January 2014, Nutiva achieved fair-trade certification for our coconut oil in (2) sizes, our 15oz. and 23oz. glass containers. These sizes of coconut oil are fair-trade certified by Fair Trade USA. Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth.
As of early 2014, Nutiva acquired gluten-free certification for our chia and coconut flour. Please look for the gluten-free symbol on their new packaging. In response to requests from their community, Nutiva is pursuing gluten-free certification for additional products.
Many of Nutiva's products are certified kosher by Orthodox Union (Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America). Please refer to product packaging for details.
California Green Business
Nutiva obtained California Green Business certification in October 2013. This certification distinguishes businesses that protect, preserve and sustain the environment and verifies that they conserve energy and water, minimize waste, prevent pollution, and are working to reduce our carbon footprint.
B Corp Certified
B Corporations are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Safe Quality Food (SQF)
Nutiva holds SQF certification which assures buyers and customers that food has been produced, processed and handled according to the highest standards.
Social and Environmental Responsibility
Social and environmental responsibility is a core part of Nutiva's culture and business. They are committed to nourishing people by providing the purest quality product and reducing their negative impact on the planet. From sourcing organic products, to obtaining fair trade certification, to greening our facilities and operations, to funding tree planting at schools in their local community. Nutiva constantly seeking ways to better protect the environment and ensure a better quality of life for their employees, customers, and the communities they serve.
In a world where the industrialized food system has led Nutiva down a tangled path, where food choices have been reduced to the lesser-of-evils, and where distrust reigns, they are the champions of the greater good. Tireless seekers of pure and delicious foods that will nourish our bodies and our planet, they have devoted themselves to a dream, a vision, a mission. Nutiva promises to revolutionize the way the world eats! And in so doing they will bring nourishment and balance, health and well being, sustainability and community to people and planet. Nutiva knows change is hard but they want to make it easy. They went out looking for the kind of foods that packed a powerful amount of nutrition into every bite, so that you could make small changes to big effect. Nutiva found superfoods-nutrient-dense powerhouses that can also be grown and processed in a sustainable way. These are foods that are truly good for you and for the planet. They're foods like hemp and coconut, chia and red palm. They're organic, full of vital nutrition, easy to use and delicious additions to your diet.
"We say food doesn't have to be a choice between the lesser of evils.
We say let food lead us to a better world.
We say super people deserve superfoods.
We say, come join us in our mission.
Together, we can change the world."