The Ingredient Series: Hemp Seeds vs Hemp Hearts - Absurd Snacks

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The Ingredient Series: Hemp Seeds vs Hemp Hearts

Did you know that our absurdly delicious, munchy crunchy trail mixes have hemp hearts in them? Not to confuse you with hemp seeds, however. Here’s a quick Hemp Hearts vs. Hemp Seeds 101 for ya. 

They refer to different parts of the same plant, but they have slight appearance differences. 

Hemp seeds are the seeds of the hemp plant (a.k.a. - Cannabis sativa. But c’mon, no one REALLY ever calls it that). They are small, brown, and have a hard outer shell. Hemp seeds are a good source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. They can be eaten raw, roasted, or even ground into a powder!

Hemp hearts, on the other hand, are the hulled seeds of the hemp plant. They are also known as hemp nuts or hulled hemp seeds. They’re the soft, white inner part of the hemp seed that is left after the hard outer shell has been removed. Hemp hearts are rich in protein, fiber, and healthy fats, just like hemp seeds, and they have a mild, almost neutral flavor. Throw ‘em in salads, smoothies, and baked goods for a sneaky boost of protein.

To close us out, both hemp seeds and hemp hearts are super nutrient-dense and mini powerhouses of fuel. The more ya know! 

You can find hemp hearts in your closest grocery store, and you can find hemp hearts in Absurd Snacks HERE!

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