I’m a big fan of hemp seeds, and I think they are an amazing alternative to grain and legumes, as they are packed with protein and fiber. The main reason for that is that they are a great pre-workout supplement to help jump-start your metabolism. Hemp seeds contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E, just like fish oil.
Like most types of supplements, hemp seeds also have a lot of “bad” stuff. They contain high levels of phytic acids, which can be toxic if ingested. Even though I’ve never had a problem with eating hemp seeds, I always tend to avoid eating them, so I would always recommend eating them at least twice a day.
If you’re concerned about any of those, you should probably avoid eating seeds, but if you’re looking for a way to get some more omega-3 fatty acids into your diet, this is a great source.
Hemp seeds are probably the most commonly eaten raw food in the world, but Ive never eaten a hemp seed myself. It’s really not worth the effort if you’re worried about your health.
The point here is that if you eat the seeds in a raw food diet, theyll still contain omega-3s, but if you eat them with your meals, youre assured that theyll be mostly unprocessed. I found this to be the case while my wife and I both ate hemp seed muffins every morning for breakfast. If you eat hemp seeds raw, you may notice that they have a tendency to have a bit of a rubbery feel.
I found the seeds to be mildly unpleasent, but they did have a nice chewy texture. There was also a noticeable amount of crunch to them, which was slightly surprising for a product that claimed to be unprocessed.
I’d say that the best way to ensure that youre getting the best hemp seeds on the market is to buy them unprocessed. I always buy my hemp seeds straight from my freezer (which I’m using right now) and look for “unprocessed” on the bag.
As far as what the seeds have been cooked with, it’s been reported that they’re still slightly bitter. I’d like to think that this is because it’s been cooked with more spices (such as cinnamon and allspice), but I’d also like to think that the seeds were cooked with the oil from the seeds, which should be a lot milder and less bitter than the seed.
I’ve heard people say that the hemp seeds have a mild bitterness. They’re not bitter, they’re just slightly bitter. The seeds are milder. Its the oil that makes the seeds bitter. I find this interesting because the seeds were roasted in the oil. The seeds can be roasted in an oil, but the oil will make the seeds bitter.
You can get really bitter if you eat an oil and you’re actually eating a handful of spices. I found that a lot of the spice goes as well as a handful of the oil. It’s not that it’s just mild, but it’s the opposite. Spice is milder than oil, and spices are milder than oil. Its the oils that make the spices bitter.