13 Dec Cooking Hemp Seed – Holiday Tips and Ideas
Cooking hemp seeds is a great way to add delicious taste and nutrition.
Did you know that hemp seeds:
- Contain over 20 different amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins in your body. Although our body does produce most of the amino acids we need for healthy protein production there are 9 that must be supplemented by foods. Hemp seeds contain even the ones our body doesn’t produce. Can we say full amino acids profile this holiday season!
- Have an excellent 3:1 balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These acids cannot be produced from you body but are very important for your body and your brain. Having a healthy amount of omega fats in your diet helps almost every system in your body and is a great addition to improving the symptoms of the nervous system, vision, cardiovascular, metabolic and autoimmune disorders.
- Are rich is soluble and unsociable fiber, which helps control blood sugar levels and improves the health of the colon.
- Contain calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and a myriad of other vitamins and minerals.
- Are more digestible than animal proteins.
- Are gluten free!!!
- Are just flat out delicious. They have a light nutty flavor and a softer texture than almonds.
Cooking hemp seeds with your holiday favorites are a great way to nourish your family for the holidays. Here are a few ways that we like to cook with hemp seeds:
- They make a great substitution for bread crumbs. Just mix in seasonings and herbs, bake until golden brown and place them into a food processor until they are finely ground. We also like to add the seasoned hemp seeds to our stuffing!
- Add them to soups and stews
- Blend them into your favorite veggie or bean dip recipe
- Add them to oatmeal cookies for an even more nutritious dessert
- Mix them into your favorite casserole or pasta dish
- Coat them in hemp oil and sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon, then toast them for a delicious ice cream topping
Being so good and good for you, hemp seeds definitely make a holiday meal even better. Have you ever had hemp seeds? What do you think of them?