Manitoba Harvest - Hemp Hearts Shelled Hemp Seeds - 12 Packets (0.9 oz. / 25g each)
Manitoba Harvest Natural Hemp Hearts Shelled Hemp Seeds are versatile seeds that add nutrition and a rich nutty taste to any meal. These packets are perfect for on the go, carry them anywhere. Sprinkle Hemp Hearts on salad, cereal, or yogurt, or blend them into smoothies.
Hemp makes it Super
- Sprinkle on salad, cereal & yogurt
- Delicious nutty flavor
- Contains 12 easy on-the-go packets
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- Vegan & Kosher
- 100% Natural
- 10g of omegas 3 & 62x more protein & 70% more iron than chia seeds
- Vegan & kosher
- B Certified
Shelling the hemp seed produces the most nutritious and tender part of the seed, the heart. Hemp Hearts taste great, are easy to use, and nutritious too! There's no need to grind or cook Hemp Hearts, they're ready to eat straight from the bag and are simple to incorporate into your diet. Try sprinkling them on salads, cereal, or yogurt or blend them into smoothies. The only limit is your imagination.
Hemp Hearts may look little, but they contain 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of omega-3 and omega-6 per 30-gram serving (more than a comparable serving of flax or chia). Check out the super seed comparison chart to see how Hemp Hearts stack up vs. chia and flax seeds.
Will I get "high" by consuming hemp foods?
No. Manitoba Harvest products will not cause a psychoactive effect nor will their products cause a false positive drug test.
Are hemp foods safe for pregnant women?
Yes. Hemp contains numerous nutrients, including folic acid, so it is a safe and delicious addition to expectant mothers' diets.
Hemp oil gel caps are considered a supplement. Under Canada's Natural Health Products' rules & regulations, they were legislated to include statement cautioning pregnant and breastfeeding women using gel caps. The formula for their hemp oil gel caps has not changed. There is no evidence that consuming hemp oil gel caps is harmful to pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers.
Are hemp foods safe for children?
Absolutely! Just remember to consider body weight when determining serving size - much like you would with any other food. As a general guideline cut the recommended serving size shown on each package by 1/3 or ½ depending on the child's age and size.
What about pets - are hemp foods safe for animals?
Manitoba Harvest is not an animal food manufacturer so they recommend contacting your trusted animal care professional for specific advice. However, they receive countless testimonials from customers about the observed benefits of adding hemp foods (hemp oil in particular) to their pets' diet.
Just like with humans, be conscious of your pet's weight when determining how much hemp oil to add to your pet's food. A good parameter for oil - 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight.
How do hemp foods compare to other seeds, plant-based proteins, or oils?
Generally speaking, hemp foods offer more protein and a broader spectrum of omegas than flax, chia, or peas. For a detailed breakdown of how their products compare to other options, please visit their product comparison page.
How much soluble vs. insoluble fiber is in hemp foods?
Hemp Hearts contain 80-90% insoluble fiber and 10-20% soluble fiber.
Hemp Pro 50 and Hemp Pro Fiber contain 80-90% insoluble fiber and 10-20% soluble fiber. For all variations of Hemp Pro 70, they have removed fiber to give Hemp Pro 70 its creamy, easy-to-mix texture. The Hemp Pro 70 product line does not contain any fiber.
What is the potassium and phosphorous content in hemp foods?
Hemp seed's nutritional profile can vary slightly from year to year, and from field-to-field based on growing conditions and seed variety. Manitoba Harvest works directly with farmers to advise on which variety is best for their fields. They also educate their farmer partners on ways to improve seed quality.
When Manitoba Harvest publishes nutritional information on their seed, they take a range or an average of various tests to account for slight variations in seed lots.
The average potassium content in Manitoba Harvest hemp seed (which is used for making Hemp Hearts and hemp protein powders) is 288mg per 30g serving.
The average phosphorous content in Manitoba Harvest hemp seed is 426mg per 30g serving.
I thought Omega 6s are bad for you?
Omega 6s often get a bad rep. Some Omega 6s, like GLA, play a crucial role in overall health. A general rule of thumb is to avoid all highly processed fats.
When it comes to their bodies they need a mix or balance of essential fatty acids (EFAs). It is best to consume foods that have naturally balanced omegas. Hemp has an Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio of 3.75:1. Plus, the omegas in hemp are unrefined, raw, and easily digestible.
For more information about "good" and "bad" Omega 6s or the balance of omegas, contact your health care professional.
How much hemp is too much in a day?
Quantity is one of the pillars of nutrition for optimal health. (The other pillars being Quality, Nutrient Balance, and Frequency). For optimal energy and to avoid weight gain as well as overwhelming the digestive system, it's best to consume appropriate portions at each eating occasion. Eating hemp foods at every single eating occasion in a day is A-Okay, just account for them as your protein and healthy fat sources.
Hemp is a versatile annual crop. Farmers plant non-GMO certified seed in the spring and harvest it in the fall using common farm equipment.
The varieties of hemp that are grown for food purposes reach a height of about five feet. Once hemp starts to grow, it has a broad leaf that helps to naturally suppress weeds which means that no pesticides or herbicides are needed to successfully grow hemp.
Manitoba Harvest Story
"We love hemp foods so much we see no reason to love any other. That's why we're proud to be the world's largest manufacturer to grow, make, and sell our own line of hemp food products."
Manitoba Harvest's passion for hemp foods is rooted in their Founder Mike Fata's personal transformation. He used to weigh over 300 pounds and was sick and tired of being sick and tired. When he decided it was time for a change, he overhauled his diet, focusing on protein, good fats, and fiber - all nutrients found in hemp foods! Since hemp foods played such an essential role in Mike's health transformation, he wanted everyone to be able to try them.
Quality from Seed to Shelf
"Quality is extremely important to us. That's why we take a seed to shelf approach, controlling everything from what hemp seed gets planted, to how products are manufactured, packaged, and distributed."
Quality starts at the source. They're part of the entire process including working directly with Canadian farmers and influencing how their non-GMO hemp seeds are cultivated.
Manitoba Harvest's hemp seeds go through over 34 tests throughout the production process before leaving their facility.
They work with their farmers from beginning to end to ensure they provide the highest quality hemp seeds.
They track each hemp seed as it comes into their facility and can trace every hemp product back to the field it was grown on.
Their love for their products means paying attention to the details and using packaging like laminated pouches to protect against contamination.
Their commitment to quality throughout the entire process means you're getting the freshest tasting hemp products.
Everything they do is influenced by how it will impact the community and environment around them.
"Every decision we make, action we take, and interaction we create is influenced by how it will impact the community and environment around us. Our moral fabric centres on a triple-bottom-line approach: people, planet, and profits. Embracing this mission, we're proud to be a Certified B Corporation."