The whole hemp seed contains 34% Carbohydrates, 31% Fat, and 23% Protein. Its protein is composed of a healthy assortment of amino acids including the amino acids essential to human life. The oils are the richest source of the Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) Omega 6 & Omega 3.
These seeds are great for salads, granola bars, bird seed mixes, and more!
The whole seeds can be processed further to remove the outer shell or to press them for the oil. After pressing, the remaining seed meal can be ground into a flour or protein powder. Hempseeds imported to the United States must be steam sterilized at 180 degree F for 15 minutes to prevent sprouting. Just like regular seeds, they may be pressed for oil or ground into a protein powder.