Hemp seeds are one of those miraculous foods that you're going to want to have as a staple in your diet, once you read about their benefits. Eating hemp will not get you high (it contains no THC), but it’ll do wonders for your health. Not only are hemp seeds great for every system inside your body, they’re great for your skin and hair as well, giving you an amazing glow from within. And they’ve got a delicious nutty buttery taste and tender texture — they’re great in smoothies, on yogurt, in baked goods, in salads, sprinkled on pretty much everything.
Hemp seeds are nature’s highest botanical source of essential fatty acid, with more essential fatty acid than flax or any other nut or seed. Hemp oil has a perfect 3:1 ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acid — these are known for their role in preventing heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer, arthritis and much more.
Hemp also contains phytonutrients, which may boost immunity, purify the skin, and strengthen connective tissue. Plus, hemp is high in protein — it contains more protein than milk, meat or eggs, and contains all 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot produce. It’s also high in fiber. Hemp is an amazing source of essential minerals, including magnesium, manganese, and iron. It’s an especially great source of magnesium, which is a key nutrient for health — affecting almost every system in the body — but is sorely lacking in the Standard American Diet. Lack of magnesium plays a role in many conditions such as osteoporosis and weak bones/teeth, heart disease, migraines, muscle spasms, painful menstrual periods, and even diabetes. I make sure I eat a few tablespoons of hemp seeds every day, just to make sure I get my magnesium. All the other goodness just comes along for the ride.
Nutiva's certified organic hemp seeds are grown without any chemical pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. Are Nutiva hemp seeds raw? Yes! Nutiva's hemp products are cold-processed (under 104°F) from raw, live hemp seeds. Nutiva utilizes a mechanical process to remove the hard shells, yielding these delicious organic shelled hemp seeds.
Nutiva is a wonderful company. Committed to sustainability on every level, they embody the deeper dimensions of the primal lifestyle. In their own words:
Nutiva is an innovative leader in the health food industry. Since 1999 we have operated as a values-driven company dedicated to nourishing people and planet.
We’re building a business characterized by high standards in all aspects of our company, from the organic farms that grow our foods, through the production, packaging, and transportation of our products, to the Nutiva associates who communicate with our retailers and the people who enjoy our products.
Our watchwords—nutritious superfoods, healthier people, and a sustainable planet—express our commitment to move beyond conventional food industry practices to embrace a bigger picture that supports the long-term well-being of humanity as a whole.
Nutiva’s purpose is to produce the highest quality organic superfoods, providing superior nutritional value to our customers while supporting sustainable agricultural practices and a fair return to the farmers on whom we depend. We donate 1 percent of our sales to groups that promote sustainable agriculture.
We educate people worldwide on current developments in nutritional science, organic farming, green energy, and fair trade practices within the global economy.
At Nutiva we continually innovate so that we can better contribute to the health and happiness of our customers as well as the sustainability of our planet.