I’m not sure the brand I originally tried, I just know I bought it from the farmers market 3 or 4 years ago. Kinda hard to believe that such a small little seed can pack a lot of flavor and omega 3&6, not to mention protein. When I ran out, the hunt was on……
I can’t really call it a hunt because I could easily find Manitoba Harvest. I ran into a lot of people who didn’t know what hemp was. Ok, let me rephrase that. When I mentioned hemp, they thought I wanted to make pot brownies or something crazy like that. As much “fun” as that may sound that’s not want I wanted. I wanted a complete plant based protein, that’s close to ideal Omega 3&6 ratio and easy to digest. With Manitoba Harvest Hemp I get all that and it’s packed with other nutrients such as iron, magnesium, fiber plus more.
You may be wondering “what do you use hemp in?” Well, let me tell you. It has a nice nutty flavor to it so it makes a really nice addition to vegan Parmesan cheese (think mixing it with almond meal and nooch or grinding cashews or Brazil nuts instead of almonds), sprinkle it on salads, pasta, garlic bread, soups, in smoothies- check out my double decker onion rings. The options are only limited by a lack of imagination. I’ve been known to take a handful and eat it as is 😄
Manitoba Harvest hemp was established in 1998. Mike started the company with his friends Martin and Alex. Mike was an unhealthy teen, but through hemp foods he learned about the good essential nutrients- lost weight became healthy and a lot happier.
Manitoba Harvest can say “quality seed to shelf” as they have complete control from the seeds that are planted, manufacturing, packing to distribution.
*fun fact- Manitoba Harvest is the largest vertical integrated hemp food manufacturer in the WORLD!!
The company offers certified organic (meaning seed has been grown on certified organic land) and natural (meaning they used conventional farming techniques). They offer hemp hearts, hemp pro 70, hemp protein, hemp oil and hemp milk.
*fun fact- per 30g serving of hemp, there’s 10g protein, 10g omega 3&6, and 3g carbs.
Hemp seed doesn’t contain gluten naturally- they don’t want to say it’s gluten free, in case a barley or wheat kernel somehow gets in the hemp seed. It only take one kernel in 50,000 hemp seeds to test positive for gluten. Instead they say “This product is made in our dedicated Hemp Food facility”. Seriously, regardless of what anyone tells you- you WILL NOT fail a drug test by consuming Manitoba Harvest hemp.
Congratulations to Brenda P 🙂 She won our giveaway!!
Manitoba Harvest sent me out a pack of hemp seed – Thank you 🙂 and they want to send one lucky winner a pack. Click here to enter. Contest is open to residents of Canada and America. We will contact the winner by email, you will have 24 hrs to email of your mailing info.
Tell us, what do you sprinkle love on?