Looking for a great way to add some important nutrients to your diet? Hemp protein is a complete vegetarian protein. Hemp Hearts are made by removing the hard outer shell of the hemp seed and packaging the most nutritious part of the seed, the inner kernel. They are a great source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 EFAs, Super Fatty Acids, and Essential Amino Acids. A great protein source for vegans!
Established in 1998, Manitoba Harvest is a farmer owned company. They operate a 20,000 square foot facility 100% powered by the wind. The facility is also USDA organic and kosher certified.
I got to try some hemp hearts from Manitoba Harvest, and I was very impressed. They are extremely nutritious, and the taste is great. I was expecting them to be crunchy for some reason, but they aren’t. I loved their nutty flavor! I came up with this recipe for hemp burgers, and they turned out amazing. I will definitely make some more! These are fairly soft burgers, so they’ll do best in a wrap or by themselves without a bun.
- 4 cups cooked rice
- 12 oz pepper stir fry frozen vegetable blend (or 1 onion and 2 peppers)
- 1 cup hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds)
- 1 T your favorite sesoning blend (I used Jake’s California Chipotle Magic Dry Rub)
- 1 T Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
- 2 T spicy brown mustard
- 3 T ketchup
- Sauté the pepper stir fry in about 1 T EVOO until all of the veggies are soft.
- Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend well.
- Transfer ingredients to a bowl and refrigerate at least one hour.
- Cook at 325 for 15 minutes per side.
Enjoy! I topped mine with sautéed mushrooms – they were way more filling than I thought they’d be!
**I received a package of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts for review purposes. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.