Hemp seed flour is really the cousin of hemp protein powder. Hemp flour is essentially the same product as protein powder, but with a lower protein concentration: 33% compared to 50%. We love hemp flour because it contains complete vegetable based protein, is gluten free, contains fibre and is processed naturally using no chemical procedures. Hemp flour is defatted hemp seed cake (the bi-product of cold-pressing for hemp seed oil) milled and sifted through various screens resulting in a final product with 33% protein concentration. There are no other additives or flavors or chemical processes used in creating our finished hemp flour product. Furthermore to being gluten- free, hemp flour has quite low carbohydrate levels. This is a winning combination for wholesome baking when we also consider the amazing fibre content and mineral content in hemp flour. Our hemp flour is available in certified organic to ensure that through processing the final food product is as naturally clean and pure as possible. In addition, our hemp flour is raw, 100% Canadian grown and Non-GMO.
What makes the protein in hemp flour so special and why should we add hemp flour or hemp protein powder to our baking and other recipes? Because the hemp protein in hemp flour contains all 20 known amino acids including the 8 essential and 2 semi-essential amino acids (EAAs) which our bodies cannot produce. Proteins are considered complete when they contain all 9 essential amino acids in a sufficient quantity and ratio to meet the body’s protein requirements. In addition, since it is so easy to digest the proteins from hemp seeds, the energy you get is impressive when compared with other foods. For example, did you know that hemp seeds have a higher overall digestibility than soy or rice. In addition to the proteins in hemp seed being highly digestible, they are also made up of the best kind of proteins which are the closest to the type of protein found in human blood: Edestin. Edestin aids digestion and is the backbone of human cellular DNA. The protein in hemp seed is compromised of approximately 65% Edestin. The remaining protein is Albumin, another high quality globulin protein similar to that found in egg whites. Hemp protein flour is the ultimate high protein additive for many baking applications.
Incorporate into your favourite baking recipes for added protein or fibre content. Can be added to spreads and tapenades for added flavour, texture, protein and fibre content. Use in gluten free baking applications, just remember this flour does not rise so you need to right recipe! Hemp flour is commonly blended with other gluten free flours to provide a chemical balance optimal for getting a nice light and fluffy product out of gluten free baking.
Product is best before 14 months from manufacture date, please note the lot number and best before the date marked on each container. Once opened the shelf life is approximately 4-6 months if kept in refrigerator or freezer. Product freshness depends on storage conditions.
Store in a cool (<20C), dry place, out of direct sunlight such as a dark pantry.