Hemp Connect Hemp Hearts are a fantastic natural food.
Hemp Hearts (de-hulled hemp seed) are a good source of Omega-3 & Omega-6 and a good source of protein.
Hemp seeds are technically a nut. This gives some insight as to why we remove the outer shell. Once this outer shell is removed, we have hemp hearts. Similar to a sesame seed Hemp Connect hemp hearts are small, white, and look great as a garnish as well as in any meal.
Why we love Hemp Connect Hearts
Delicious nutty flavour
Omegas 3:6 at a ratio of 1:3
Easy to use
New Zealand Grown
New Zealand Made
What is a Hemp Heart?
Dehulled hemp seed, hulled hemp seed, or hemp hearts? They are all the same product.
Inside any seed are the first signs of life, when sprouting a seed all you need to do is add water. With hemp it is no different, the seed itself is loaded with nutrients ready to give it a great start to life. The inside of the seed is separated in two halves divided by what will become the root system. When the shell is removed slowly and delicately the interior resembles a heart, hence why we call it a hemp heart!
As the contents of a hemp seed will always be divided by the beginnings of the root system it would be more accurate to call it a split heart. This is why some hemp distributors come up with alternative names such as hemp flakes or de-hulled hemp seed to give the product a more technical name!
100% New Zealand Grown & Processed Hemp Hearts
Allergens: No allergens
Shelf Life: Hemp Products can keep for up to 12 months, but we recommend you consume them within 3 months of opening
Storage: Hemp Products are best kept in a cool dark place or even better in the fridge.
Suggestions for Use:
The light nutty flavour and buttery undertones of hemp hearts makes them the perfect addition to a range of dishes, savoury and sweet. Add them to your smoothies, salads, stews, soups, sammies and even to your sweet treats to enhance your favourite meals.
Uses are limited only by your imagination. But no need to do all the hard work yourself, check out hemp connect's recipes to discover a whole new world of culinary possibilities!
More About Hemp Connect
Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Manawatū-Whanganui a collective of kiwi farmers cultivate hemp. After the annual harvest, the whole hemp seed enters a process of cleaning and grading. Our highest-grade hemp seed then enters a de-hulling process, to crack and remove the outer shell. There are many ways to retrieve the hemp hearts, but at Hemp Connect they love impact hulling. Hemp Connect’s impact hulling is done by gently throwing the seed against a hard surface to crack it. What remains is the treasure; hemp hearts. Nothing more, nothing less making a beautiful unrefined raw product.
This process is why we sometimes see Hemp hearts referred to, or sold as hulled hemp seed, it is just a more technical name for the beautiful hemp heart!