Hemp has been cultivated for a food source for thousands of years.  The hemp seed is a nutritional powerhouse.

Hemp Seeds

A high source of protein, the whole hemp seed is 22% protein.  The hemp seed with the shell removed, which is sometimes referred to as dehulled hemp seeds, hemp hearts or hemp kernels is 33% protein

The seed also contains the perfect ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils for absorption into the human body.  These Essential Fatty Acids or EFA’s benefit:

  • Immune system.
  • Cardiovascular health.
  • Neurodevelopment.
  • Cognitive functions.
  • Healthy skin, hair and nails.

The hemp seed is also high in Vitamins A, C, D, E, B1, B2, B3, B6.

The seed also contains the following minerals Potassium, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium.

Hemp Seed Oil

The most common use for the seed is cold pressed hemp seed oil.

This oil has a very low heat threshold so is best used for salad dressings, adding to smoothies or juices, short baking times and to drink on its own pure.

Other Uses

Other uses for the seed are hemp milk, and from the milk vegan cheeses, yoghurts and ice creams can be made.

The whole seed can be lightly roasted and used as a snack or added to salads, mueslis, breads or pastries or the likes.

Dehulled hemp hearths are a great addition to salads, porridge, mueslis, smoothie bowls and much more.  The hemp seed has a nutty taste.

Cold pressed juice from the hemp flower and leaf is another nutritional powerhouse.

Containing Calcium, Zinc, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, Provitamin A, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium and Iron.

And would have naturally occurring CBD and CBDA.

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Becoming a member of the Hemp Cooperative of Ireland means you are joining the largest members organisation dedicated to the development of the Hemp Industry in Ireland. Membership provides a numbers of benefits including access to technical and agronomy advice.

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