Hemp seeds originate from Central Asia and come from the hemp plant, or Cannabis sativa, which has delicate, pointed green leaves. Hemp and marijuana plants are the same family, but hemp is non-psychoactive. That means you get just the health and nutritional benefits.
We provide hemp products from The British Hemp Co., where the hemp is carefully cultivated in the UK for maximum sustainability. We also have Organic Hemp Seed Oil, a high-quality product packed with health benefits. Check out our variety of hemp seed products below:
Hemp seed oil - Omega-rich hemp seed oil is a healthy alternative to olive oil. Gluten-free, vegan and incredible for heart health. You can use it when you are cooking or consume by itself.
Hemp seed protein powder - If you are tired of whey protein powders, try hemp seed protein powder. Bursting with amino acids, it is vegan-friendly and enhances your protein intake.
Hemp seed hearts - These are hemp seeds with the tough shell carefully removed to preserve the health and wellness benefits. Packed with protein, you can sprinkle these hearts over any dish.
Nutritional benefits of hemp seeds
Hemp seeds are incredibly nutritious and a fantastic addition to your kitchen cupboard. Below are a few of the benefits of incorporating hemp seeds into your diet.
Contains all 9 essential amino acids - There are nearly 500 amino acids, but your body needs 9 to thrive. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, which is crucial for muscle, tendons, bones, hair, skin, nails and arteries - essentially everything. Hemp seeds contain all 9 amino acids, so including a teaspoon a day is a fantastic health boost.
High in omega 3 & 6 - Omega 3 & 6 help brain function, skin and hair. They also balance your metabolism and increase bone strength.
Source of vitamin D - Vitamin D is hard to get in the UK, even over summer (we all know what British weather is like). It is one of the top vitamin deficiencies in the country, but you can help your body obtain more with hemp seeds.
Powerful antioxidant - Antioxidants shield your body from free radicals, stopping the premature breakdown of collagen (protein for your hair, skin, tendons and bones) and reducing the risk of cancer.
Rich source of protein - Hemp seeds are incredibly high in protein, with The British Hemp Co Hulled Hemp Seed Hearts packing 31 grams of protein every 100 grams.
Easy ways to eat hemp seeds
Hemp seeds come in various forms to suit your lifestyle. Here are our favourite ways to use hemp seeds:
Replace your olive oil - Hemp seed oil is lower in fat than olive oil, so it makes a great replacement if you are trying to manage your fat intake.
Add to baking - Hemp seed hearts are a wonderful addition to baking, giving cakes and brownies a healthy protein punch.
Use as a garnish for salads - If your salad lacks protein, give it a sprinkle of hemp seed hearts.
Pop into smoothies - Add hemp seed hearts into smoothies for their antioxidant, omega and vitamin D properties.
Use as a protein powder - Swap out whey powder for vegan and gluten-friendly hemp seed protein powder.
If you want to invest in your health, explore our range of hulled hemp seeds, hemp seed oil and hemp protein powder today.