Hemp Seeds: Better For You Than Flax Seeds?

Never underestimate the enduring power of a mother’s conviction in her advice or … your susceptibility to taking it.

The substance of the advice may change, with new truths crowding out or even contradicting earlier truths (after years of dutifully popping echinacea during flu season, my mother, one day, informed me that it was “useless”), but her belief in the value of the wisdom to change your life, will never diminish.

“Hemp Seeds. ” she said. “You should get them. They’re like flax seeds, but better.”

All right then.  And off I trundled to explore the lesser known world of hemp.

Protein: This is where she very correct.  They have about double the protein of flax seeds. You’ll get 5g in one tablespoon of hemp seeds.  Interestingly, they also have 50% more protein than almonds.

Fat: Hemp is full of exceptionally good fat in the form of essential fatty acids as well as Vitamin E. There are 5g in a tablespoon, about the same as what you’d get in an egg and about the same as flax (from a weight standpoint).

Omegas: Hemp has a lower Omega 3:Omega 6 ratio (about 1 : 2.5), flax has the reverse ratio (3:1 Omega 3:Omega6). Generally we are deficient in Omega 3 so flax offers more of the 3′s but the ratio of 3 to 6 in hemp is still in good balance as our bodies do require more 6′s than 3′s overall. (Both hemp and flax provide the LNA type of Omega 3 which must be converted to the EPA and DHA found in its pure form in fish oil.) Click here for a fuller explanation of Omegas.

Taste: More like sunflower seeds. They are softer in the mouth than flax seeds, as well as milder and nuttier tasting.

Versatility: Use them as you would flax seeds. I dump a heaping tablespoon into yogurt and sprinkle them on top of vegetables. (You can also buy the oil.)

If you buy the seeds whole, you don’t need to worry about grinding them as they do not have a hull. (Whole flax seeds, in comparison, have a hard hull and without grinding them, will pass through you largely undigested). It’s actually illegal in the US to sell whole hemp seeds with their hull intact because of (misguided) governmental concerns that a hemp seed could be planted to grow marijuana (as well various interests groups that do not want to see a rise of the industrial hemp industry in the US.). Hemp and marijuana are legally the same plant, but only one will get you high. Hemp seeds will grow hemp type cannabis plants and marijuana seeds will grow marijuana type cannabis plants – that’s it*.

So bottom line: Hemp’s got a ton going for it – a superb protein source as well as an Omega superpower.   I keep a bag in the fridge and use it daily.  And will likely continue to do so until my mother tells me it’s useless.

Have you tried hemp seeds?

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(Another nutritional super power: coconuts)

*The big difference is the level of THC in the plant, ie. the component of the cannabis plant that makes you high. Hemp has about 0.3%, marijuana has between 3%-15%.


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  • Lisa

    I have heard that hemp oil is excellent for dry skin and even eczema.

    • Alissa

      It’s great for dry hands! I wash my hands all day at work and the hemp lotion from the body shop is the only thing that keeps my hands moisturized. It does have a woodsy smell to it though

    • Mary

      I have very dry, sensitive skin (born that way 28 years ago!), and recently had a series of chronic dry patches in my T-zone (forehead to chin). For months, I tried all of the expensive lotions and facial cleansers, then came across a hemp lotion at the beauty supply store. Amazingly, the dry patches finally healed after a few weeks of daily application before make-up. No kidding–it was like a miracle!

      I also suffer from moderate psoriasis, which developed in my adult years after a childhood covered in eczema. With my recent success using the hempseed oil-based facial moisturizer, I will definitely be experimenting with using hempseed oil or a hempseed oil-based lotion on my psoriasis.

      • tomas

        Mary- i would be very interested in the results of your experimenting with hemp seed oil…

  • Lisa

    Can hemp seeds be sprouted? Once sprouted, do they need to be cooked or can they be eated raw? I currently sprout wheat berries, flax seed and alfalfa.

    • Michelle

      Yes and no. In theory you can sprout them, but the problem is that it is illegal in the US to sell “viable” (meaning sproutable) hemp seeds that still have the hull attached (since they are technically the marijuana plant). The whole seeds that are available for purchase online or in stores, no longer have the hull, which makes them unviable for sprouting.

      If you’re looking for the whole seeds (so not ground but they are still de-hulled) many stores do sell them or go to sunfood.com which has a big selection.

  • CJ

    Great site..I tried flax seeds (ground) and had hot flashes during the night. Is this common?? And would hemp seeds possibly have the same result.

    • Michelle

      I have never heard of it causing hot flashes and there are no nutrients in flax that have any hormone like properties that might trigger them. But everyone reacts to foods differently, so if you’re pretty certain that flax is not agreeing with you, then definitley try hemp. They are entirely different plants – not even in the same plant “family”.

      Please report back after your “study”!

    • Michelle

      CJ–I’m going to retract what I said earlier and correct myself. Flax DOES in fact contain phytoestrogens which can mimic human estrogen (this is also what the concern of soy is all about.) I would think you would have to eat a very large amount for you to get hot flashes from them, but perhaps you are particularly sensitive. If you cut them out and it helps, then they may in fact be the culprit.

      Let us know what you find…

      • CJ

        Hi Michelle ~ the hot flashes have completely stopped since I have removed flax from my diet. I appreciate your information. It’s very interesting and helpful. Take care, CJ

        • Michelle

          Really interesting. Good to keep in mind. Thanks for sharing and glad you nailed the culprit!

  • http://prasadabeauty.com Lisa G

    I always did love those little seeds even BEFORE i knew of their many good properties…..you can order from sunfood.com or Glaser organic farms…most come from Canada because we in America have had issues with them since the 20′s-30′s!

  • Peg

    I would love to try this product. Is there an online store that it can be purchased from?

    • Michelle

      You can find them easily these days at Whole Foods as well as most health food stores. If you want to buy them online, try manitobaharvest.com as well as the ones that Lisa G mentioned in her comment.

  • Shari

    I also bought Trader Joe’s Hemp Protein powder when I was on a dairy free diet and used it to make smoothies. I assume it has a lot of the benefits of hemp seeds.

    • Michelle

      The protein powder is simply the seeds ground very finely and then had some of the oil extracted to increase the protein per serving and lower the fat. So yes you do get many of the benefits of the seeds, but you’re getting less of the oils (which are rich in Omegas).

      When buying the protein powder be sure you’re buying pure hemp powder (ie no gluten or other fillers which will lower the protein and add other “nutrients” you may not be looking for).

  • amhp

    Hi–not to be paranoid but I work for a place that has random drug testing. Will hemp seed affect my test results?

    • Michelle

      You’re not the first to worry or ask. And getting your Omegas is definitely not worth getting fired over. The chances are very slim, but there does remain a remote chance. Here is one explanation (from a Canadian site – Canada is one of the biggest hemp exporters to the US.) If you really want to eat hemp, you might consider talking to your HR dept about your concern and perhaps even going so far as to ask HR if you can be put in touch with the lab that analyzes the results and ask *them* whether they know about their particular tests sensitivity to hemp.

      And please report back to us if you do!

      • amhp

        will do–thank you for the suggestion and additional info

  • Sonja

    please advise how to get hemp seeds in south africa?

    i have psoriasis of the skin and have had to change my diet radically.

    thanks and kind regards
    sonja

    • Michelle

      Sonja, I asked a friend of mine who lives in Jo-burg and said that the health food scene was not super well developed. But …. she suggested you try to locate any health food stores (try google) and if you can find one, there is a high chance they will have it or if not may will know a place that does. Otherwise, order it online from superfood.com (cant guarantee they ship to SA, but they might!)

  • Pavia

    Michelle, there’s a note in here that flax seeds have to be ground to get any benefits from them. I’ve been dumping straight seeds into yogurt for years, certain this would satisfy my Omegas. Are you telling me I need to grind them first? And I never knew this?

    • http://www.thesweetbeet.com/ Michelle

      Unfortunately, your Omegas were not as satisfied as they could have been … The outer hull of the seed is tough, hence pretty hard for the digestive enzymes to get through in order to extract the oil. Since the ground seeds can go rancid easily, I grind about a weeks worth in my coffee grinder and store in an air tight container in the fridge.

      Hemp, in contrast, is illegal if sold in its whole form (with hull), so no need to worry about grinding hemp in order to extract the nutrients.

      • Mimi

        Couldn’t you also allow the flaxseeds to soak in a liquid (milk, coconut milk, almond milk…) until viscous to get more of the omegas without getting all the phytoestrogens you would get from ground?

  • http://asliceofmylife.com Susie

    In our (mostly)vegan household we often use ground flax seed as an egg substitute in baking…any chance that ground hemp seeds would work as well? I’d love to tuck all those extra health benefits in there!

    (btw, I’m new to your site and am learning so much exploring…thank you for putting this out here!)

    • Michelle

      Can’t see why not! The main difference you’ll find between hemp and flax is that hemp has a much higher fat content, and as such is much heavier. So take that into account when adding it to baking so as not to weigh down the dish too much. Please come back and tell us what you discover!

  • http://www.kissesforbreakfast.com Emily Elizabeth – Kisses for Breakfast

    I have tried hemp and really like it! I like putting hemp powder in my smoothies and hemp seeds on my salads. Thanks for doing the comparison – as usual your post is very interesting!

  • Shari

    I have a question for you about my flax oil. It is a new bottle that I’ve stored in the fridge, but it has a slight “rancid oil” smell to it. Is this normal for flax oil and maybe just the flax I’m smelling?

    • Michelle

      Flax oil definitely has a strong odor and taste, so if you’re not accustomed to it, I would guess that its just the product you’re smelling. It might even have sediment which is a sign of its purity. Check the “best before” date which the bottle should have; if it’s within that date AND it’s been in a fridge, then I would use it without concern.

  • http://www.facebook.com/supernaturalhemp Kim ONeil

    I recently joined “The Hemp Network” which is a marketing group for hemp products presently in a pre-launch status. Hemp seed will be among the products on the line as well as hemp protein powder (for shakes), hemp greens, hemp skin care and more. Since I joined with them, I cannot tell you how amazed I was at the nutritious value of the cannabis plant and of the politics that made it illegal in the US. Did you know it has been used for over 7,000 yrs and it used to be illegal NOT to grow it in this country until the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. The Constitution was written on hemp paper…I could go on and on…but that’s another story. Back to the nutritious quality of hemp seeds (and oil), you will not find anything better for our “Cannabinoid Receptor System”; yes, we do have one – you can google that. If you’d like to find out more, click my name & see my FB page. Peace ♥

    • Michelle

      Thanks so much for sharing all this! Did not know about the Constitution on hemp paper (only knew about the first flag being made from hemp!)

      • http://www.facebook.com/supernaturalhemp Kim ONeil

        see, and I didn’t know that; thx for that tidbit of info, learn something new everyday! ☺

    • Mary

      Reading the following book has enlightened me to much of the “politics” that took hemp (a.k.a. the miracle plant) out of the U.S. ecosystem: The Emperor Wears No Clothes: Cannabis and the Conspiracy Against Marijuana.

      Obviously, I don’t condone marijuana use (mainly because it’s illegal), but the book, by Jack Herer, is a treasure-trove of information about both the benefits of the hemp plant, and the politics that drove it out of our country. It’s definitely a must-read.

      Keep up the good work, Kim — and “The Hemp Network”!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/supernaturalhemp Kim ONeil

        thank you Mary, I have the book downloaded but have yet to read it…it has been highly recommended as a “must read” book – I wish there was 48hrs to a day and not 24 (the older you get the faster time goes!) I’ve been watching “The Union, The Business Behind Getting High” – “Run From The Cure: The Rick Simpson Story” (highly recommended) and “Hemp for Victory” (made by the US Govt) – very enlightening to say the least

        • Mary

          Wow! Thanks Kim! I can’t wait to check out those videos!!! It has to be one of the largest, most under-reported, and true conspiracies perpetrated by the US gov’t to date. To take a plant that has so many health benefits and practical every day uses–a nearly perpetual/unending natural resource–and vilify it to the point that it is ignorantly considered evil and destructive by most people in our society today…is more than my logical brain can bear.

          Sorry for the rant; irrational, bold-faced lies tend to get me all worked up. ;) Thanks for the suggested viewing–I’ll be sure to look them up!

        • Mary

          PS– There’s a movie review of “Hemp for Victory” on page 153 of the book. It’s from an article originally printed in the Orange County Register on October 30, 1988.

          I thought you might be interested…

      • Michelle

        Have you gotten to the part of the book that says why the gov demonized, and marginalized hemp and made it illegal to even sell the whole seeds? Love to know … (in case I dont get to the book!)

        • Mary

          I haven’t gotten to that part exactly, but reading through some of the appendices I found the following:

          Chapters 4 and 5 deal with the last legal days of hemp and hemps prohibition respectively, and the information in those chapters covers the reasons many businessmen and politicians wanted it gone. For example, William Randolph Hearst (of newspaper fame) owned the Hearst Paper Manufacturing Division, which stood to lose billions of dollars if hemp remained legal. His newspapers “deliberately manufactured” the threat of marijuana to America, and started a “yellow journalism” campaign to have hemp outlawed in the 1920′s and 1930′s (p. 29-31).

          There are also two appendices that deal directly with The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 (p. 192) and the Taxation of Marihuana (p. 196). Both are transcripts from the House and Senate hearings on the bill that ultimately banned hemp.

          On page 196 of the book, Jack Herer introduces the Taxation of Marihuana transcripts with the following: “Here, in the deliberately fallacious, outrageously ludicrous and wildly imaginative testimony by Harry Anslinger, you will find the roots of all subsequent cannabis mythology upon which 60 years of suppression and repression have been based.”

          (Note that the book I have is the 11th edition, 16th printing, and was last updated in 1998).

          I hope that info is helpful/interesting. I have been amazed at how much of what I was always told about hemp/cannabis/marijuana was inaccurate, false, or an outright lie.

          • http://www.facebook.com/supernaturalhemp Kim ONeil

            I’m going to have to start reading that book but I found the difference between Salba (which I guess are chia seeds) and hemp seeds. And the winner is….HEMP SEEDS! I guess there’s no surprise. http://www.shelledhempseeds.com/Shelled_Hemp_Seeds_Vs_Salba.html

          • Michelle

            Fascinating! Thank you so much for sharing this. Btw, if you by chance know of a good (and very pure) hemp facial moisturizer, let me know…

  • http://www.jackio.com Jacki O.

    I’ve been in to the health benefits of Hemp for a couple of years now. When someone comes to me for advise on changing their diet, Hemp is one of the first foods I turn them on to. I make my 14 year old boy drink ground Hemp seed powder at least 2-3x a week mixed in fruit juice. It really taste great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/supernaturalhemp Kim ONeil

    you can download the book The Emperor Wears No Clothes or read it online here – http://www.epubbud.com/book.php?g=EUS69B2D – click my name and it will take you to one of my Facebook pages “SuperNaturalHemp” which has links to a lot of good info and various groups that support the legalization of medical marijuana and industrial hemp; we just released a new product last night; oh to be fair, here’s another alternative: before I found out about hemp seeds, I was ordering “Salba”(.com) (Salvia Hispanica L.)it’s from the Amazon – you can buy from their website or now certain stores have it. It’s neutral in taste so you can add it to anything. It too has the omega 3, 6 & 9 mmmm…. I’m going to contact a botanist and see if there is a relation to the two plants, be interesting to find out anyway. ♥

    And Mary, don’t evah (can you tell I’m from Boston originally…lol) apologize for speaking what you believe in; it’s refreshing to see someone passionate about hemp – join my network for free, you don’t have to do anything, it’s 2-fold, be a passive member just to stay informed; we are creating a peaceful movement as well.

    • Andrea

      I use the chia seeds everyday in my oatmeal and love them! I quit using flax because I think they taste like dirt… After reading this topic I was wondering how chia stack up against hemp…?

      • Michelle

        I have actually never eaten chia seeds, and don’t have a lot of experience with them, but from what I have read, hemp is higher. Hemp is 80% essential fatty acids, whereas chia looks to be about 25%. So keep eating chia, but don’t overlook hemp….

        • Andrea

          Thanks – I’ll have to get some and add them to my oats too!

      • Mimi

        I often have the following for breakfast:
        1-1/2 TBsp chia seeds (whole)
        1-1/2 TBsp hemp seeds (ground)
        cover with coconut milk (full fat)
        soak until it starts to thicken, stirring now and then. (about 8 minutes)
        Add frozen blueberries. (I wash, drain, then stick ‘em in the freezer).
        Yummy, good fats, good protein, and antioxidants.

  • http://wordiosity.wordpress.com A.H. Dana

    I really like hemp seeds. I toss a tablespoon or two into my smoothies most days, as well as a tablespoon of ground flax seed for some extra fiber. It’s a great protein boost and doesn’t make my smoothies taste kind of weird, which I find, say, whey protein tends to (unless I want the smoothie to taste kind of like vanilla, anyway…)

  • Debbie

    I have a question about Omega 3 and hemp. How much hemp must I eat a day in order to stop taking the expensive Omega supplements? I just bought my first little bag of hemp and was surprised at how expensive it was; however, I will accept it if I can stop buying the Omega 3 supplements. Thanks!

    • Michelle

      The bag of hemp should say how much Omega you are getting in each serving. Does it? The other thing to consider is that hemp (like flax) has the ALA type of Omega which the body has to convert to DHA and EPA. So if you’re taking Omega now in the form of fish oil you might want to STILL keep taking that since fish oil provides the DHA and EPA kind. I personally take about 2 grams of fish oil a day AND eat about a Tbsp of hemp in my yogurt.
      Check out this post where I clarify some of the confusion around Omegas.

      • Wendy

        I, too love hempseeds for their taste and nutritional value. I also take fish oil in the form of a good-tasting “pudding” like serving that provides 2,000 mg. of DHA and EPA omegas. It’s called Coromega, and I get it from Vitacost.com. Carlson also makes a good tasting fish oil and I think you can get it at Vitacost also. I have found it helps with dry skin, especially when combined with probiotics for increased digestive help.

  • http://www.thesweetbeet.com/hemp-seeds/ Kazik Lewak

    I think you mean one OUNCE rather than one TABLESPOON when referencing that Hemp seeds have over 5 grams of protein per TABLESPOON.

    http://www.chii.ca/hemp-seed-nutritional-information.ihtml

    The above link shows a nutri label that shows 56 grams (or TWO OUNCES) has 12.5 grams of protein. So 56/2= 28 grams or one OUNCE and close to the 5+ grams you attribute to a single TABLESPOON.

    • Michelle

      The brand I use (Manitoba Harvest) refers to 1 Tbsp or 15grams having 5grams of protein, which sounds like its quite a bit higher than this other brand.

  • http://listlustlost.blogspot.com Suzanne

    This is blowing my mind! I had no idea hemp was a nutritive food source, I did know it was a miracle fiber. I guess I thought eating hemp seeds would be like eating, uh, cotton seeds or something. Thank you for the info!

  • Tabatha Thompson

    About 3 months ago I ran across organic hemp seed protein powder at my local health food store. I used it in my smoothies for a week or so and forgot about it. My question is how long will something like this keep in the refrigerator? It says nothing on the package other than to keep refrigerated.

    • Michelle

      If it’s been in the fridge in a tighlty sealed bag, even after 3 mos, I personally would not have a concern. Taste a bit, though, to see if you think it does not taste “right”, and if you’re not comfortable, toss it. The issue with hemp is b/c of the high oil content it can go rancid, but keeping it well sealed and keeping it cool will eliminate much of that concern.

  • http://virtuallyveganmama.blogspot.com/ Virtually Vegan Mama

    I use both flax and hemp seed in my smoothies =) I even like to use hemp milk instead of my usual almond milk! it’s great tasting and great for you!

  • http://www.ministryofcannabis.com/ cannabis seeds

    Nice blog…Really You can find them easily these days at Whole Foods as well as most health food stores. If you want to buy them online, try manitobaharvest.I also suffer from moderate psoriasis, which developed in my adult years after a childhood covered in eczema…cannabis seeds

  • candice broda

    I haven’t tried the seeds but my son has a milk protein/soy intolerance so we were using hemp milk for a while. We used rice milk as well but the hemp milk is SO much more nutritional (more expensive too, unfortunately). I’m going to check out the seeds! Thanks for the info.

  • Michelle

    Hi there,

    I’m trying to find more info on hemp and its benefits. Do you have any pointers? I live in Long Beach, CA and I’ll be participating in a reggae fest in April to educate about hemp and advocate for it. I’m trying to spread the good word about hemp and I’ll be giving a presentation.

    • Jayfe

      I eat primarily a vegan diet. 6 months ago I began running and quickly went from 2-3 mile runs to regular 5-6, then 8-9, and 10-13 mile runs. I lost weight, about 1.2 pounds per week. Eventually dropped from 184 to 153 pounds. But initially my run times began to get slower, and I’d feel tired very early in the run. I decided that my nutrition wasn’t balanced, and began looking for a vegan protein supplement. On-line resources recommended Hemp protein. I prevaricated, but was in Trader Joe’s and found theirs (hemp protein). Bought some, began mixing it in smoothies (Almond milk, frozen bananas, flax seed (fresh ground). It worked. Energy levels up, my running times are getting faster again. I feel great. Whole grain cereals in the morning, legumes, and carbs at lunch with veggies. I’m at an optimal running weight, and the smoothie drinks, with Hemp protein powder seem to be a winning addition to my training program. Buy some, try it, and see what you think. There’s big criticism going on about whey protein supplements now, and this is a great, great replacement.

      • http://www.thesweetbeet.com Michelle Madden

        I’m not surprised that there is some controversy around whey …. it’s concentrated milk protein, so for anyone who is a strict vegan, it’s out and even for those who are open to eating animal products, the cassein in milk (the protein part of milk) is very hard for many to digest, so whey would def not be recommended for anyone who has any milk or lactose issues. (Yes lactose (the sugar part of milk) is a sep issue from cassein but many people who are lactose intolerant, have challenges digesting both.)

    • http://www.thesweetbeet.com Michelle Madden

      I’m a big fan of this brand of hemp seeds and their web site has lots of great info: http://manitobaharvest.com/articles_studies.html

      You might also want to check out this post I did comparing chia to hemp and flax:
      http://www.thesweetbeet.com/chia-seeds/

  • http://french.shayanashop.com/ Seed Bank

     How hemp seeds are different from Cannabis Seeds?

    • http://www.thesweetbeet.com Michelle Madden

      They both come from cannabis plants but the hemp seed comes from a different type of plant than the marijuana leaves, and has only a very tiny level of THS – virtually indetectible. (THS is the component of the plant that makes you high).

  • colin

    Hi i’ve been taken 2 tbsp of flax seed and 2 tbsp of hemp seed with the hull on, both are thrown into a coffee grinder then made into a smoothie with skimmed milk and bananas.
    My question is this, i’m i getting the right ratios combining  2 tbsp of both, or should i reduced on the flax or hemp by a tbsp or so.
    I don’t get any negative effects at all,
    Finally can i double this dose. i.e smothie in morning and one at lunch= 4 tbsp of hemp and flax, is this to much.
    Sorry for the long question
    P.s i get hemp seed with the hull on from most fishing/tackle shops in the UK, should people be looking for it
    Regards Colin

    • http://www.thesweetbeet.com Michelle Madden

      It’s a really hard Q to ask b/c it depends on what else is in your diet! (ie. where else your omega 3,6 and 9 is coming from, how much of it elsewhere you’re getting, as well as your fats and your fiber.)

      Flax has more Omega 3 than hemp which many people are lacking in their diet. At the amount you’re taking, it’s not so much any concern about neg effects, it’s just a Q of whether you need that much. But if it’s working for you keep doing it. I tend to eat more flax than hemp (about a 1T of flax a day in yogurt and the occassional sprinkle of hemp), but there is no “rule”. Sounds like what you’re doing is perfect for you.

  • Caroline

    My mom introduced me to hemp seeds too. I use them in smoothies, on pasta, salad, or cereal. They taste deliciously nutty and, as you so clearly explained, are fantastic for you.

  • Gina

    Important:   hemp seeds have only 1 gm fiber/3 Tbsp [as per Nutiva Brand bagged hullled hemp seeds].

                       while Nutiva Hemp Protein Powder has 12 gms fiber per 3 Tbsp [both soluble & insoluble]

                       and Flax Seeds have only soluble fiber

    I use both hemp and flax for a balance of both fibers and to get both benefits:
                       cleanse intestines
                       lower cholesterol   

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ike-Rhee/548561657 Ike Rhee

      I found some at COSTCO today.  HEMP HEARTS – RAW SHELLED HEMP SEEDS by Manitoba Harvest.  $14 for 1.5 lbs.

  • Grey

    Where do you get em?

    • http://www.thesweetbeet.com Michelle Madden

      Whole Foods sells them as do many healthfood stores … else you can get them online.

  • Lonny Lindquist

    This article fails to mention that the HEMP industry in this country used to be a multi-million dollar industry (from growing; to processing; to weaving into ropes for sea going vessels {which after the mis-informed gov’t made it, mariwana, illegal and totally shut down the Hemp Industry, was & is continued over seas} Hundred thousand jobs! Make marijua legal! I’ll bet with proper research they’d find much health benefits to it. :-)

    :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/hemp1 Paul Benhaim

    http://www.hempfoods.com.au – hemp seeds, hemp protein and hemp oil in Australia

  • Hemp Oil Canada Inc.

    There is a bit of mis-information in the above article. Whole hemp seeds, which have a shell on them, are sterilized so that they cannot be sprouted. The whole seed can also be toasted, which can add a pop and crunch when added to salads, cereals, or bars. The hulled hemp seeds have this shell, or hull, removed and are a softer chew and are great to add to anything, from smoothies to baking.

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  • Kanchan

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  • llcj

    hemps technically the same plant as marijuana “cannabis sativa”, just bred to be low to no active compounds

  • mILA

    Both plants are a great gift from mommy nature <3

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