With the ever-growing popularity of plant-based diets, there has been a surge in demand for plant-based protein sources. An excellent source is our hemp protein 50%. We’ll take a closer look at what it is and why it is being hailed as a superfood.
What is hemp protein and what makes it a superfood?
Our organic hemp protein 50% is a hemp seed protein which is mechanically milled and comes from the cannabis plant. It’s protein-packed and contains all nine essential amino acids that our body cannot produce on its own. And it’s an excellent source of fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Additionally, it is free of gluten, soy, dairy, and GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Therefore, hemp protein 50% is an excellent choice for those seeking a healthy and sustainable source of protein.
Typical quantity per 100 g product
|Energy||1359 kJ / 325 kcal|
|Sugars (sucrose)||4,9 g|
How does it taste and how can you use it?
Our hemp protein 50% has a great texture and delicious mild nutty taste. It makes liquids creamy and goes well with yoghourts, cereals, shakes, or smoothies. You can stir it purely into the water, (plant-based) milk, or yoghurt, or mix it with fruits such as bananas. When using the protein powder, make sure to add enough liquid to the recipe, as the powder can be quite dense.
The protein is also great for baking and can be used as a flour substitute in recipes. Simply replace a quarter of the flour with the hemp powder. Due to the high protein content of 50 percent, a few spoons of protein per day are already enough.
Especially for people looking for a vegetarian or vegan source of protein, our hemp protein 50% is a good choice.
Take a look at our recipe blog to find some inspiration.
How healthy is hemp protein?
What sets hemp protein apart from other vegan protein sources is its nutrient profile. It’s an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health and reducing inflammation. And it can help to build muscle, improve digestion, and boost immunity. Additionally, it is also high in magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
This makes our hemp protein 50% an ideal option for athletes or anyone looking to improve their overall health.
Also, read our article on hemp seeds as a superfood and their benefits for a healthy diet and life.
Benefits of hemp protein
There are some great benefits to including hemp protein powder in your diet. Here are a few of them.
The perfect amino acid profile
Hemp protein 50% provides you with all essential amino acids. Amino acids trigger the new construction and repair of cells and reduce susceptibility to disease. Your body needs them to build muscles, bones, skin, hair, and nails but can’t produce them itself. So, they have to be ingested through food.
Unsaturated fatty acids
We consume fewer unsaturated fatty acids than recommended.
Our hemp powder contains a lot of unsaturated fatty acids. The proportion of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids in hemp seeds is the optimal 3:1 ratio, which is considered very good for human health. These fatty acids strengthen heart health, provide energy, boost immune activity, aid digestion, and help maintain normal brain function, vision, and healthy blood pressure. Plus, they have an anti-inflammatory effect.
Hemp protein contains plenty of dietary fibre. Dietary fibre, also known as roughage, is the portion of plant-derived food your body can’t digest. Instead, it passes through your body relatively unscathed. It provides health benefits such as helping to maintain a healthy weight and lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Minerals and vitamins
Our hemp protein 50% provides you with a lot of minerals and vitamins, such as magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and vitamins E, B1, and B6. Potassium and magnesium are very good for the heart. Vitamin E and zinc have antioxidant effects and protect against the harmful effects of free radicals. Additionally, these vitamins and minerals are important for a balanced diet and help support your body for healthy digestion.
Because of its milk protein and lactose, whey protein can trigger digestive problems or be unsuitable for people with intolerances. Hemp protein doesn’t contain allergens, soy, gluten, or lactose and provides you with a lot of dietary fibre, which makes it a great alternative and perfect for allergy sufferers, and people with lactose or gluten intolerance.
Eco-friendly and vegan
If you pay attention to your ecological footprint, hemp protein is your friend. The production of the protein powder emits very little CO2. Unlike animal proteins such as whey protein. Plus, our de-hulling factory in Estonia follows a zero-waste production.
If you’re following a vegetarian or vegan diet, hemp protein is a great alternative to animal protein. Our protein powder only contains plant-based ingredients. In contrast to many vegetable proteins, which only contain some of the essential amino acids, you get all of them in our hemp protein 50%.
For the health-conscious among you, protein powder has become a staple supplement. Whether you’re looking to build muscle, lose weight, or just improve your overall health, protein powder can help you reach your goals. Some athletes and hobby gym-goers swear by branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and add them to their diet. Whey protein is rich in these BCAAs, which are essential for muscle growth and recovery. But whey protein is a dairy product made from the liquid that’s left over when milk is curdled and strained. So, it may not be suitable for vegans or those who are lactose intolerant or have other dairy sensitivities. Hemp protein 50% is a great choice for those looking for plant-based alternatives. Because hemp protein powder contains BCAAs naturally.
If you’re looking for a plant-based protein powder to add to your diet, you may want to give hemp protein 50% a try. This new superfood is packed with nutrients that can improve your health in a variety of ways. From heart health to reduced inflammation, this tasty super food can benefit everyone, from athletes to vegans alike.
So why not give it a try? Your body will thank you!
Our cooperation, the Nordic Hemp Cooperation, offers a wide range of products ranging from hulled hemp seeds to hemp seed oil to hemp protein.
We have 15 years of experience growing hemp and are certified under ISO 22000 and the Organic label. All our final products are laboratory-tested to ensure safety of our products and keep the quality of our products high.
That makes us a trusted partner and producer of hemp products.
If you are interested in our products or want to become a partner, contact us!