Snob Essentials

What Hemp Seeds Are & Why You Should Eat Them


Contrary to popular belief, hemp has much more than one purpose! In fact Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts’ raw shelled hemp seeds¬†are one of the best healthy snacks and they make an easy addition to salads, sandwiches, smoothies, yogurt, and all kinds of other recipes. They have a slightly nutty flavor (think a sunflower seed crossed with a pine nut), and are packed with more protein and omegas – but fewer¬†carbs – than the same serving of chia or flax. The protein in hemp seeds is also easy to digest and the omegas include the rare Omega-6 GLA, which helps with inflammation, skin and hair health, and heart health overall.

I like the single serve packets pictured above. I know, I know – not the most eco-friendly or cost-effective, but I like to eat these straight out of the bag and the little bags help with portion control. The single-serve option is 0.9oz/25g. In that one package you’re getting 8g protein and 9.5g omegas for 140 calories. The calories appear high, but like nuts these calories are coming from the omegas/good fats – to lose fat, you need (good) fat!

Have you tried hemp seeds? What’s your favorite healthy snack?


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