Hemp seed pesto

This is a great way to transform hulled hemp seeds into a creamy pesto which can be added to various everyday dishes making them more appetising and nutritious. The main difference between this pesto and the traditional one is that pine nuts are replaced with hemp seeds (also increasing the amount of protein).

Basil, fresh – 2 large bunches
Hulled hemp seeds – ¼ cup
Parmesan-type cheese, grated – ¼ cup
Olive oil – 2–3 tbsp
Garlic – 1 clove
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Salt – ¼–½ tsp

Put all the ingredients in a container and blend until you get a uniform, creamy mixture. A little bit of water can be added, if a thinner consistency is desired. Add more olive oil, if a more oily consistency is desired. Olive oil can be partly substituted with hemp oil.
In the summer, when fresh basil is more available, you can prepare a larger amount of pesto and put in the freezer in small portions. This provides a possibility to enjoy summer taste in the middle of winter!

Bon appétit!

This is the foundation of all our hemp products. In comparison to our other products due to outer shells, it has a higher content of insoluble fibre which promotes bowel function and produces a feeling of satiety, microminerals – magnesium, iron, potassium, and phosphorus, as well as vitamins – E, B1, B2, and B6. In addition, it contains protein and fatty acids. We recommend using whole, sprouted, or ground seeds, as a snack between meals or an addition to various dishes.

In comparison to unhulled hemp seeds, they contain more protein (30 grams of seeds contain 9.7 grams of protein), as well as omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. Hulled seeds have a wider range of application due to their mild taste and nutty texture. We recommend using it as a snack between meals or an addition to any cooled salty or sweet dish.

It is obtained from hemp seeds using the cold pressing method allowing to preserve the biological value of oil. Content-wise it stands out due to the high amount of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which exceeds that of other plant oils. The ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is 1:3 which is considered to be optimal for human health. 20 g (approx. 2 tablespoons) of hemp oil provide the recommended daily intake of omega-3 and omega-6! We recommend using it by adding to salads, porridges, stews, cold sauces, healthy cocktails and other dishes.

In comparison to hulled hemp seeds, hemp protein is an even more valuable protein source – 30 grams contain approximately 15 grams (or 50%) of readily available pure protein. It is particularly recommended to rapidly growing teenagers facilitating normal growth and development, as well as athletes facilitating increase and maintenance of muscle mass. We recommend using it by adding to yoghurt, shakes, fruit and vegetable smoothies, or salads.

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