How to use hemp seed
High in protein, amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins and fiber, hemp seed is chock full of nourishment your body needs. But what does hemp seed taste like - and how can you add it to your diet?
Bake it up: The satisfyingly nutty flavor of hemp seed (some say it tastes like a mixture of walnut, quinoa and pine nut) is perfect for muffins, cupcakes and cakes. You can find recipes for baked goods with hemp, or simply swap out walnuts, pine nuts or other nuts for hemp seed.
Cook it up: Hemp seed can also be used in cooking - think pancakes, omelets, soups and side dishes.
Enjoy it raw: Sprinkle raw hemp seed into your smoothie or on top of your veggies, salad, yogurt, pudding or cereal.
Other hemp products: Other products derived from hemp seed, such as hemp oil, hemp butter, hemp protein and hemp flour can be used for a variety of culinary purposes - from salad dressings to shakes. Hemp milk, a creamy, dairy-free product made from ground hemp seed, is also a popular alternative to cow’s milk.
However you choose to enjoy these versatile seeds, be sure to look for hemp products made from organically grown plants!