Hemp contains high-quality plant protein with branched-chain amino acids that are vital for good health. It also has all nine essential amino acids, with the bonus of good-for-you essential fatty acids (2g per serving). Our hemp protein powders contain 66% edestin (a bioactive globulin protein that’s easy to digest) — more than any other plant!
These hemp protein powders have the added distinction of being gently cold-processed, without the use of hexane, a harsh chemical solvent used to process non-organic soy protein powders. They are also vegan and come in a non-BPA container. Find great smoothie and shake recipes in the Nutiva Kitchen.
• Organic Hemp Protein 15g
With 50% protein, 26% fiber (90% insoluble, 10% soluble), magnesium, iron and zinc, and beneficial fats, our Hemp Protein 15g is one of nature’s perfect superfoods. One serving provides 15 grams of raw organic protein and 8 grams of fiber (32% DV).
Benefits of hemp protein:
- Plant-based protein
- Made from raw hempseeds
- Certified organic and non-GMO
- All 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential
- Essential fatty acids (omega 3 & 6)
- Good source of dietary fiber
- Gently cold-processed
- Never hexane processed
- Always chemical free
- Non-BPA container
Cultivated for thousands of years throughout Asia and the Middle East before finally making its way to Europe and then the Americas, hemp is an extremely versatile and hardy plant. Its many uses include food products, textiles, building materials, bio-plastics, auto parts and more. Hemp is not to be confused with marijuana. Although the two plants are related, hemp does not contain THC (the active ingredient in marijuana), but instead is known as one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. It was once widely grown in the United States for its fiber. In fact, one of our founding fathers, George Washington, was a hemp farmer!
Rich in protein, omega-fatty acids and fiber, hemp has a nutty-tasting seed with a wide variety of uses. Hemp is loaded with all 20 amino acids (including the 9 essential). This densely nutritious food is an excellent addition to the diet of anyone looking for plant-based protein, and is preferred by many vegetarians and vegans. The protein found in hemp seed is very digestible, making it a great choice for sensitive diets.
We have a variety of hemp products to help you add this amazing superfood to your diet. Hempseed is great for sprinkling over yogurt or salads, adding to shakes, or including in baked or sautéed dishes, while hemp oil can be used raw or in low heat cooking. Our variety of hemp protein powders make nutrient-rich shakes and smoothies.
The seed we use comes from certified organic and non-GMO hemp that is grown on farms in Canada. Hemp is the world’s most sustainable plant as it is easily cultivated and grown in a variety of areas, does not deplete the soil and requires less water than other crops.