Hemp Seeds Are Beneficial To Your Health: Nutiva Hempseed

Hemp Seeds
Hemp Seeds

When you are thinking about adding a beneficial supplement to your diet, you should really consider Nutiva Hempseeds. Hemp seeds are being referred to as a super food by many!

These seeds have a rich nutritional profile, and a variety of health benefits. They come from the cannabis Sativa L., which is hemp, and contains little to no THC. The seeds are even less likely to contain any amount of THC.

Instead, the seeds contain high amounts of protein, a perfect balance of omega 3 & 6 and other unsaturated healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins and minerals.

According to Medical News Today, Hemp Seeds can help to protect the brain, reduce inflammation, increase heart health, improve skin conditions, and may help boost your immune system.

A Complete Source Of Protein

Nutiva Hempseeds
Nutiva Hempseeds

Hempseeds have a rich nutty flavor that is comparable to pine nuts, these seeds have 10 grams of protein and 3 grams of omega 3 & 6 in each serving. Hemp is one of the only plants that has as much protein.

It is considered to be a complete source of protein, which makes it a perfect addition to any Vegetarian or Vegan diet.

You can buy them in whole seed form, shelled raw, or shelled toasted.

For an 8oz. bag of organic shelled hemp seeds, you will pay $13.87, or for a 12oz. bag , the price is $18.62.

There are quite a few ways to use hemp seeds in your diet. You can top any salad with them, add them to your favorite fruit smoothie or milkshake. They also go great in cereals and yogurts as well. You can bake with them, and you can make hemp milk as well.

Some Recipes I Incorporate Nutiva Hempseeds

One of my favorite salads to add toasted shelled hemp seeds to is this southern fruit salad. I am not a huge fan of coconut, so I substitute the coconut with hemp seed.

making Fuit Salad
making Fuit Salad

Stacie’s Twisted Southern Fruit Salad

  • 3 Red Delicious Apples (peeled and diced)
  • 3 Golden Apples (peeled and diced)
  • 5 Large Oranges (peeled [with a knife] and diced)
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup Shelled Toasted Nutiva Hempseeds

This fruit salad is sure to please your taste buds!

Another recipe that I like to add Nutiva hemp seeds to is my chocolate chip cookie recipe. Not only do the seeds bring a nutty delicious flavor, but they are packed with protein, essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk
Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk

Stacie’s Fabulous Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour (self rising)
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Butter (Real Butter)
  • 1/2 Cup Butter Flavor Crisco
  • 1/4 Cup Nestle Mini Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Nestle Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Raw Shelled Nutiva Hempseeds (or any brand)

Combine all ingredients, I start with the butter and Crisco, sugars, eggs, salt, and vanilla, then I add the flour slowly, and then the chips and hemp seeds.

Preheat the oven to 375, use a tablespoon for measuring uncooked cookie dough, drop each loose tablespoon full about 1″ apart, and bake for about 8-9 minutes, do not over cook or you will have hard cookies.

I usually bake about a dozen cookies from the dough and freeze the rest as it is just me and my daughter to eat them. We enjoy the nutty flavor that the hemp seeds bring to the cookies! I enjoy the fact that we are getting a healthier cookie out of the deal.

There are so many wonderful recipes that you can incorporate hemp seeds into, or you can just enjoy them straight out of the bag.

Where To Buy Nutiva Hempseeds

You can buy Nutiva Hempseeds from a variety of health food stores, some grocers, and they are easy to find online. I buy mine from The Green Life website. They offer Nutiva Hempseeds in bulk or by the bag as well.

The Green Life Company Logo
The Green Life Company Logo

This is a great company as well! They have one mission, “To bring a little more green into every home.” They do this by offering great quality green products at affordable prices, and having a top-notch customer service that is willing to help with anything.

This one paragraph on The Green Life’s About Us page that really struck home with me was this:

“As people are becoming more educated about what they are putting into their bodies and starting to question what big brands have been selling us for years, we’ve learned that transparency in the products we use every day is an issue. The food we eat, the toys our children play with, the products we clean our homes with and the shampoos we wash our pets with all hide mysterious ingredients that not only harm the environment, but also harm us. It’s time we take control of our lives.”

I have said this in a couple of my articles, only in different words. We take control of this aspect of our lives by making smarter purchases that demand change from manufacturers.

A Delicious Healthy Addition

Hempseeds are a very delicious and healthy addition to any diet. They can be added to anything you would like to put them in or on.

These seeds provide many healthy benefits, including being a complete source of protein. Many athletes consume hemp seeds, and other forms of hemp such as protein mixes and hemp milk as well.

All hemp seeds are completely legal, and THC FREE! This means that everyone in the house can enjoy and benefit from eating Nutiva Hempseeds, without concerns of any sort.

If you are looking for a great addition to your diet, look no further! Click on one of the links for Nutiva Hempseeds and get yours today!

I would love to hear your opinion of Nutiva Hempseeds, or another brand you may prefer. Please feel free to leave a comment below.

As always, thank you for reading my review.

Stacie Fortson

Go Green With Hemp

12 thoughts on “Hemp Seeds Are Beneficial To Your Health: Nutiva Hempseed

  1. I’m gonna need a lot of these. Really like the benefits that the Hemp Seeds provide. My favorite ones probably are the brain protection and boosting of the immune system. Oh, yes, and the reduction of inflammation is pretty sweet, even more so because it is believed (and more and more research is starting to approve this) that inflammation is the root cause for all illnesses there is, including chronic diseases.

    I loved the fact that you included recipes for consuming these, Stacie! I mean, I try eating healthy but I do find it kind of a struggle to consume such foods in considerable amounts. Awesome recipes definitely help. 🙂

    And thank you for all the other insights. I appreciate it!

    Cheers and have a Great One!


    1. Matisse,

      Thanks for visiting my site. I am glad you found my review helpful. Please feel free to stop back anytime!! 

      You are very welcome for the recipes, enjoy!!


  2. Ooooh, interesting! I’m always interested in healthy eating tips, particularly when I can get a lot of protein without much sugar. Do the seeds taste okay to snack on themselves? I know you said the taste is comparable to pine nuts, but what’s the texture like? And there are 10 grams of protein per serving, but how many seeds make up a serving? How many servings are in each bag?

    1. Bobby,

      Thank you for stopping by! 

      Yes these seeds are delicious by themsselves. They have a mild nutty flavor and a creamy texture as they have a high oil level. These oils are the most important part of the seed. 

      One serving is 2 heaping tablespoons full, and in a 12oz. bag I usually get about 12 servings depending on what I use them for. It is hard to only eat 2 tablespoons, as they are very yummy.

      I hope this has answered your questions appropriately.


  3. Hello Stacie,

    Lately, I have been hearing a lot about CBD and Hemp. But your article on a different take is certainly more refreshing. Thanks for sharing the information about Hemp Seeds. And it is very helpful of you to include the recipes. At least, straight off, I know how to easily include the hemp seeds into my diet. The fruit salad sounds refreshing. With or without the hemp seeds, I am going to try it out.

    Thanks for sharing,


    1. Sharon,

      Thank you for visiting my site. I also have seen the flood of CBD oils, and I felt that hemp has way more to offer than just CBD, which is why I began my site. I also have CBD product reviews, but that is not my main focus with hemp, so I try to write more reviews on hemp products that are lesser known.


  4. Very interesting review of something I had hardly heard of before. Are your hemp seeds by any chance sourced from Canada, where hemp is cultivated without using any pesticides or fertilizers? Then, Nutiva could come out as king of the hemp seeds. That is what I do know. Will this seed keep being available in sufficient quantities?

    1. Jerry,

      While I have searched to see where they source their seeds from, I came up empty handed, however I did find that Nutiva Hempseeds are USDA Organic Certified, and all their products are certified organic by Quality Assurance International. That still means King to me :). 

      And yes these seeds are readily available and there doesn’t seem to be a shortage as of yet.


  5. Thanks for adding to my knowledge of hempseed before this review i never knew hemp seed can be added in baking cookies and can be added in fruit salad basically i use to think it is meant to be eaten just like that, but thanks for making me understand that the seed can be added in or on any diet we choose. 

    Thanks alot for passing this knowledge.

    1. Seun,

      Thanks for checking out my site and reading my review on Nutiva Hempseeds. I am very happy that I could help expand your knowledge of hemp seeds and their uses. 

      I would love to see you stop back by anytime. I have many useful articles and reviews to check out.


  6. Nice Article on Nutiva Hempseeds Stacie, very thorough and im a lot more educated than I was when I started reading this article. Seriously all these amazing benefits from one plant that has been demonized so much. I will be checking out your link and ordering some of these today, thanks again

    1. Marvin,

      Thank you for visiting my site, I am glad my review sparked your interest! 

      This is really one amazing plant, and we got the shaft from the world leaders back in the 1930’s for sure!

      I hope you enjoy your hemp seeds.


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