ORGANIC HEMP PROTEIN POWDER, 50% protein
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Botanical Name: Cannabis sativa
Origin: Canada Processed: USA
Hemp is one of the hardiest and most versatile plants. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items including paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, animal feed and human nutrition. Scientists believe that humans have cultivated hemp for its nutritional, medicinal, and industrial properties for more than ten thousand years and it is widely considered to be one of humanity’s first domesticated crops.
Production: our hemp protein powder is made by cold-pressing whole, raw, hemp seeds; a process which separates the seed from the oil to leave behind a dry, cake-like substance. This cake is then cold-milled further to produce a concentrated source of protein in powder form.
Qualities: hemp seed provides an excellent source of protein because it contains all the 21 known amino acids and, as a plant-based source of protein, stands out for being especially easy for the body to digest and absorb.
It is a rich source of B vitamins, dietary minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, iron, and both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber.
Hemp protein powder boasts all the same nutrients as the hemp seed from which it originates. This includes a nearly perfect balance of essential amino acids (including branched-chain amino acids) which can provide increased energy and stamina during tough physical activities. Its ideal balance of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids plays an important role in helping the brain, heart, and immune system to function well.
Common use: its pleasantly mild and nutty taste and exceptional nutritional density makes it an outstanding addition to a wide variety of foods and beverages including smoothies, energy bars, sprinkled on salads or in dressings, soups, stews, and in any baked goods recipes like muffins or pancake mixes (at a 25% hemp to 75% flour ratio), or enjoy it straight out of the bag!
Storage: it is recommended to store in cool (refrigerated or frozen), dark and airtight conditions in order to minimize oxidation and prolong its shelf life.
Disclaimer: this information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA or CFIA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.
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Adjusted from 3 stars to 5 stars...
Since leaving my first review OM has emailed the information I previously asked for and it has been very helpful...1st star-taste is excellent...2nd star-texture is excellent...3rd star- the price is very good...4th star-nutritional makeup is excellent...5th star-customer service
Can't give five stars...
...because I still don't have the nutritional information that I have repeatedly asked for. What I can say is that...1) it tastes very good2) the texture is very good3) the price is very good4) no stars for nutritional makeup5) no stars for customer service
The most versatile and tasty protein powder
I've been using pea protein for a while now, and I had long failed to see the point of hemp protein, which has a lower proportion of protein. Now I realize it's much more versatile than pea protein—I can add a spoonful to cereal, yogurt, etc., and it actually adds the nice nutty flavour of hemp. Pea and other protein powders are great in smoothies and such, but it's not pleasant to get a mouthful of them in your cereal. Plus, hemp protein is very high in fiber and many other vitamins and minerals, so I think of it as an all-around superfood, not just a "protein powder."
Use it in my Melafera Foods Tweet Bars
I have been baking with this product since I bought the business and changed to organic ingredients and have had no problems with it. Great source of so many good nutrients for the body.
So glad you switched to Organic - you have a high-quality product - thank you!