Hemp is considered one of the world's most nutritious plants. The rich nutty taste adds flavour to baked goods, smoothies, salads and more. Hemp: A Super Plant from Food to Fabrics and Beyond One of the earliest domesticated plants known, the entire hemp plant is really a super plant. It can be used to make superior paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, fuel and more, without polluting the environment. Hemp contains no psychoactive substances. What it does contain is a nutrition juggernaut of up to 35% protein, all 9 essential amino acids, omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, phytonutrients and minerals including calcium, magnesium and potassium. Hemp seed delivers the highest levels of essential fatty acids of any plant in a ratio exactly suited to the bodies needs. It also contains all 9 of the essential amino acids (proteins) needed to maintain good health and is easily digested and absorbed by the body, which makes it a perfect vegetarian alternative to meat protein. Tasty Tips and Storage Hemp seeds are usually eaten shelled or hulled. They have a buttery, nutty taste that kids of all ages love. Hemp seed is also gluten-free. Enjoy hemp seeds as a snack, in baked goods, to top yogurts, pureed into hummus along with chickpeas for added nutrition, in smoothies, on salads and more. Combine with chia seeds and flax seeds and grind into a "superfood seed mix" that can bump up the nutrition of a wide range of foods. Kids love these seeds too, so they're a great way to help kids get the nutrients they need. Store hemp seeds in the freezer to preserve freshness due to their high oil content, in an airtight container or our resealable bags. If using ground hempseed, grind enough for a few day's worth and store in the refrigerator - superfood seeds are best as freshly ground as possible. If not storing hemp seeds in the freezer, store them in an airtight container or our resealable bags in a cool, dry, dark place.