Did you know that hemp is a nutritional powerhouse? Hemp provides an ideal ratio (roughly 3 to 1) of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, creating an anti-inflammatory effect that can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. It's also packed with protein - 10 grams per 30 gram serving!
Hemp seeds' nutty flavor makes them a tasty addition to soups, salads, stir-fries, puddings, fruit pies, oatmeal, or yogurt. Love to bake? Toss a handful into the batter of quick breads, cookies, and muffins. The oil produced by cold-pressing hemp seeds can add earthy notes to pestos, dips, and salad dressings.
How do you like to cook with hemp? Enter your delicious heart-felt recipe in the Cook Your Heart Out Recipe Contest, presented by Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods! Submit your original vegetarian recipe using at least one Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods product for a chance to win a Healthy Hemp Starter Pack and $250 to spend at ManitobaHarvest.com! Contest ends February 28, 2014. Go here to enter: vegetariantimes.com/cookyourheartout
Hungry for more hemp? Check out these healthy VT recipes:
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