Hemp seeds

Hemp seeds | insimoneskitchen.com

This time a plant in the spotlight for the real ‘Doe Maar’ Fans (If you’re not living in Holland, Doe maar is a Dutch band that used to have a song about hemp); the cannabis sativa sementem; in other words… hempseeds. This is ofcourse the grown up version of the hempplant which is better know as the source for marijuhana, but the hemp we use in the kitchen is very different and will NOT make you high.. It will make you healthy instead.. 😉

 

Hempseeds and hempseedoil are filled with healthy fats, amino acids and proteins and that makes it a perfect replacement for fish in a lot of dishes (in terms of nutrition, not in terms of flavor ofcourse!)

The hempplant and with that also the hempseeds, have taken a prominent role in the line of superfoods. Literally everything of this plant can be used and it is one of the few plants that thrives without using any chemicals.

Hemp seeds | insimoneskitchen.com

Hemp was used for centuries as the canvas with which they made sails on ships and also tents. The name ‘canvas’ is derived from the word ‘cannabis’. It can be used to make clothes but also building materials and fuel. Use the hempseeds by throwing some on top of your soup or take a spoonspul to ad through your smoothie. You can also grind the seeds and use them as a flour replacement to bake glutenfree bread. I haven’t actually tried that yet, but I find it an intriguing thought!

Simone van den Berg

Food- and travelblogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Loves to taste good food the world over. She also loves to share travelstories, delicious recipes and ok, cat pictures too. She sometimes feels the need to get really healthy for a while, always mingled with periods of insanely delicious sweets and other decadent treats. Lives together with Tom and their two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer

4 comments

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted a hemp seed but I’m eager to try. I might have tried the other stuff but I never inhaled.

  2. I love hemp seeds but only recently discovered them, Simone!
    A cool picture too!

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