Why You Should Eat Raw Hemp Seeds Every Day May 13 2016
As far as the nut and seed world goes, hemp seeds are like the straight A++++
A couple of spoonfuls of hemp seeds packs a serious amount of essential nutrients, they’re easy to eat and cook with, and they have a pleasantly nutty taste, like a cross between a sunflower seed and a pine nut. And no, they won’t get you remotely high. Here’s everything you need to know about how to buy and eat these little seeds.
Eating shelled hemp seeds, or hemp hearts, is as simple as sprinkling a spoonful or two into smoothies or on top of cereal or salads.
People with gluten sensitivity can use hemp seeds as a substitute for breadcrumbs to coat chicken or fish.
Just like you can blend almonds and water to make almond milk, you can do the same with hemp seeds for hemp seed milk, which you can use as an alternative to dairy milk in drinks and recipes.
Because of its nutty flavour, hemp seeds make a great substitute for people with nut allergies—you can dry-toast them over low heat to bring out even more of that nuttiness.
Hemp seed oil should be used as a finishing oil, rather than a cooking or frying oil, since the delicate omega fatty acids will break down during the cooking process, stripping the oil of its nutritional benefits. Instead, use it to make salad dressings, or drizzle over pasta, grilled veggies, or popcorn.
Gazpacho: With summer round the corners here is a great Cool Summer Soup.
- 3 ripe tomatoes
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 chopped red pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil
- 1/2 cup Bo's hemp hearts
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 Bo's Spice
- Cucumber & roughly chopped tomato to garnish
Whiz all the ingredients through the blender (except the cucumber). Makes about 4 cups. Serve in bowls and garnish with chunks of cucumber & tomotoe. Serve chilled.
Remember now you are eating hemp hearts every day you can buy in bulk at wholesale prices.