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Hemp Connect NZ Hemp Hearts 250g

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$19.90

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Hemp Connect Hemp Hearts are natures best superfood. Bursting with nutrients and an awesome nutty flavour hemp hearts are the perfect addition to any meal, how you use them is limited only by your imagination.

Why we love them!

Contain all 9 essential amino acids
Enhance brain function
Scientifically proven anti-inflammatory (including GLA)
Scientifically proven optimal essential fatty acid ratio: Omegas 3:6 at a ratio of 3:1
Complete plant-based protein
Easily digestible protein source (high counts of Edison)
Soluble and Insoluble dietary fibre
Helps maintain normal cholesterol
Improves energy & focus
Lots of other Vitamins & Minerals

Hemp Connect Hemp Hearts are the best superfood in the world! Backed by science they have the perfect ratio (3:1) of Omega-3 & Omega-6 (essential fatty acid’s) and a great source of edison protein, the easiest and most bio-available protein known to humans. Hemp has many of the vitamins and minerals required in your daily dietary intake such as vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc. Hemp is nature’s most nutrient dense food and is notorious for its general health benefits such as high fibre, and less than 2% sugar. 

How to use them?

The light nutty flavour and buttery undertones of hemp hearts makes them the perfect addition to a range of dishes, savoury and sweet. Add them to your smoothies, salads, stews, soups, sammies and even to your sweet treats to enhance your favourite meals.

Uses are limited only by your imagination. But no need to do all the hard work yourself, check out our recipes to discover a whole new world of culinary possibilities!

So, how do we make them?
Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Manawatū-Whanganui a collective of kiwi farmers cultivate hemp. After the annual harvest, the whole hemp seed enters a process of cleaning and grading. Our highest-grade hemp seed then enters a de-hulling process, to crack and remove the outer shell. There are many ways to retrieve the hemp hearts, but at Hemp Connect we love impact hulling. Hemp Connect’s impact hulling is done by gently throwing the seed against a hard surface to crack it. What remains is the treasure; hemp hearts. Nothing more, nothing less making a beautiful unrefined raw product.

This process is why we sometimes see Hemp hearts referred to, or sold as hulled hemp seed, it is just a more technical name for the beautiful hemp heart!

Why is it called a hemp heart?

Dehulled hemp seed, hulled hemp seed, or hemp hearts? They are all the same product.

Inside any seed are the first signs of life, when sprouting a seed all you need to do is add water. With hemp it is no different, the seed itself is loaded with nutrients ready to give it a great start to life. The inside of the seed is separated in two halves divided by what will become the root system. When the shell is removed slowly and delicately the interior resembles a heart, hence why we call it a hemp heart!

As the contents of a hemp seed will always be divided by the beginnings of the root system it would be more accurate to call it a split heart. This is why some hemp distributors come up with alternative names such as hemp flakes or de-hulled hemp seed to give the product a more technical name!

Fun fact: Hemp seeds are technically a nut, think of a pistachio or a peanut. This gives some insight as to why we remove the outer shell. Once this outer shell is removed, we have hemp hearts. Similar to a sesame seed Hemp Connect hemp hearts are small, white, and look great as a garnish as well as in any meal.

And the small print?

Storage:

Hemp Products are best kept in a cool dark place or even better in the fridge.

Ingredients:

100% New Zealand Grown & Processed Hemp Hearts

Allergens: No allergens, may contain some gluten

Shelf Life: Hemp Products can keep for up to 12 months, but we recommend you consume them within 3 months of opening

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