Hemp Protein. Hmmm….sounds interesting. What is it?
Tropical Traditions hemp protein contains 18 key amino acids, including 9 essential amino acids our bodies cannot produce. Hemp protein is free of the trypsin inhibitors which block protein absorption and free of the oligosaccharides found in soy.
Approximately 65% of the protein in hemp seeds is made up of the globulin protein edestin which is found only in hemp seeds. The other one third of the hemp seed protein is albumin, a high quality globulin protein similar to that found in egg whites.
The oil contained in the hemp seed is made up of essential fatty acids, fatty acids that our body cannot produce and must be supplied through our diet. The oil of the hemp seed has been dubbed “nature’s most perfectly balanced oil” due to the fact that it contains the perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 (linoleic/LA) to Omega 3 (alpha-linolenic/LNA) essential fatty acids, determined to be the optimum requirement for long-term healthy human nutrition.
Hemp seeds provide a good supply of antioxidants (vitamin E), phytosterols, phospholipids and a number of minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, along with modest amounts of iron and zinc.
If you know me very well, you know that I am a protein needy girl. I need plenty of protein every day – I always have. Recently, I had to be on a liquid and soft food diet because of a tooth extraction. (Fun times.) This made it difficult to get enough protein for a few days, and I was feeling it! Hemp Protein shakes to the rescue!
I simply added Hemp Protein to Chocolate Milk Shakes and Smoothies. Easy!
So, how does it taste? I find it to be rather tasteless – which is great in my opinion! My chocolate milkshakes still taste like chocolate milkshakes. Smoothies taste like fruit. The hemp protein just adds nutrients of all kinds, but doesn’t change the flavor of my food. Perfect!
Interested in trying some Tropical Traditions Organic Hemp Protein Powder? Tropical Traditions is giving away a package to one winner today. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. Be sure to sign up for their newsletter to be informed of specials they offer!
I’ll draw one random winner on Monday, February 11. Be watching for a post stating the winner as you will be responsible for contacting me if your name is chosen!