Friday, January 18, 2013

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts plus Giveaway.


I was excited to receive a product sample of Manitoba Harvest's Hemp Hearts as I've heard the hype but never really paid any attention to what hemp hearts are all about.  After some sampling and researching I've finally decided that hemp hearts are ridiculously healthy for you, mild flavoured and they can be sprinkled on pretty much anything to add extra protein and essential fatty acids to your meal or snack. 



What are hemp hearts?
Hemp hearts are the shelled seeds of the hemp plant. These seeds have a mild nutty flavour and per 30g serving,  Manitoba Hemp Hearts contain 10g of easy to digest protein, 10g of omegas – and many more minerals.

Why Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts?
Manitoba Harvest partners direct with hemp farmers to source the raw, non-genetically modified hemp seed. The pre-screened farmers deliver direct to Manitoba Harvest’s facility, creating a closed-loop sourcing system. Products are made fresh in-house at Manitoba Harvest’s state-of-the-art kosher and organic certified* facility. Manitoba Harvest also goes through voluntary audits and certifications to ensure we lead the market in quality assurance.  

How to use Hemp Hearts? 
Hemp Hearts can be sprinkled on cereal, yogurt, salad, mixed in with granola, smoothies, or just eat them right out of the bag.  You can also incorporate hemp hearts in a number of recipes found here.

What are the Health Benefits associated with Hemp Hearts?
  • Hemp contains all 10 essential amino acids and is vegan friendly! It’s also easy to digest as hemp easily assimilates into your body.
  • Hemp is a rich and balanced source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 including the rare form of GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid). GLA has been shown to help maintain heart health, healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels and aid in hormonal balance. The essential fatty acids (EFAs) in hemp are both short and long chain making for a broader spectrum and working together to ensure your body has an effective metabolism.
  • Chlorophyll and Vitamin E.
  • Important B vitamins.
  • Folic acid (important for women who are trying or may become pregnant)
  • Phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and calcium, which are involved in energy metabolism, protein and bone synthesis.*

Basically I was sold after reading how incredibly nutritious these little seeds are.  I was also relieved that there was no unpleasant taste to them as it always seems too good to be true when you find a super healthy food product that doesn't taste like crap (like greens+, blech!). I have become addicted to hemp hearts and my salad's, smoothies, and yogurt feel naked if I forget to sprinkle a few tablespoons over them.  



You can buy Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts directly from their website at http://manitobaharvest.com/category/13/Hemp-Hearts.html#trail

Or you can purchase them here as well:



The nice folks over at Manitoba Harvest are offering one bag of their hemp heart’s to one lucky winner that resides in North America.  Just enter below through rafflecopter for your chance to win.  This is a really great product folks; you will be hooked once you try it! 



a Rafflecopter giveaway


24 comments:

  1. And they are so pretty too, they really dress up your salad! I can imagine them on top of a homemade loaf of bread...do you think they'd still retain their nutrition through the heat of baking? Anyway, thanks for offering this giveaway, I'd love to try them.

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  2. LOL I forgot to answer the question, no I haven't tried them!

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  3. I've never had hemp hearts before but now I'm thinking I need to try them! Love how good they are for you!

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  4. Is it bad that I've never even HEARD of hemp hearts until reading this post? And now I'm incredibly curious!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I like to throw a spoonful of these on my oatmeal now and then. :)

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  6. Never tried these before but I like that they involve no efforts except for sprinkling them on things lol.

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  7. No I haven't tried them, very interesting product though!

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  8. i have never tried them either but they sound as though they have great potential for use in multiple ways.

    fruitcrmble AT comcast DOT net

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  9. Thanks for the great education on hemps - I was not familiar with them but you've got me curious ...........

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  10. I've tried Bob's Red Mill hulled hemp seeds and loved them. Not sure if it's the same thing exactly, but I'd love to try hemp hearts either way :)

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  11. i still cant believe i havent tried anything hemp yet! im so out of the loop lol

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  12. I am new to hemp seeds...but I love healthy and delicious stuff...have to look out for them.Your salad looks fantastic.

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  13. I don't believe I've ever eaten hemp hearts. Heck, I'm not sure if I've even seen them for sale! Really interesting stuff, though - thanks for the info.

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  14. never, but i'd love to add them to my oatmeal!

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  15. Never tried them but always saw them and was curious.Thanks for the info and contest

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  16. Looks like a wonderful product! Too bad the giveaway is only open to US residents

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  17. I just tried hemp hearts for the first time today and really enjoyed them -- kind of like nutty tasting sesame seeds. Looking forward to playing around with them!

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  18. What a beautiful and delicious double whammy with the hemp + avocado =)

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  19. I am not sure I have ever tried them. I don't think so, but I do use a mixture on my cereal of flax, pumpkin and hemp seeds.

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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