How to Cook Hemp Seeds for Eating

Three Methods:Toasting Hemp SeedsPowder Hemp SeedsProcessed Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are rich in protein, fiber and fatty acids, making them on par with other healthy seeds, like pumpkin and flax. Keep your hemp seeds in an airtight container in the refrigerator before you are ready to use them. They make a great addition to salads, baked goods, snacks and yogurt.

Method 1
Toasting Hemp Seeds

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    Purchase whole hemp seeds from your bulk natural food store. Think of one serving as 2 tbsp. (10g) and multiply accordingly.
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    Heat up a cast iron skillet on medium heat. When hot, toss in the seeds. When they start to pop, they are ready. No oil is necessary, as the hemp seeds are naturally rich in healthy oils.[1]
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    Use the toasted hemp seeds on top of your yogurt, when making a crust for fish, or on dinner salads.

Method 2
Powder Hemp Seeds

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    Take about one-fourth cup (20g) of whole hemp seeds. Throw them in a clean coffee grinder.
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    Pulse until the hemp seeds are grinded into a powder.
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    Bake muffins, a cake or cinnamon rolls. Cover them with glaze, coconut oil or a butter mixture. They add a nutty flavor to the recipe.
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    Sprinkle over the top of the wet glaze. It is best to avoid heating hemp seeds in the oven, because they will be less nutritious.
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    Add the powder to a smoothie or sprinkle it over your cereal. It can also be added to porridge or oatmeal to increase the fiber and fatty acids. You won’t get them stuck in your teeth like you might with whole seeds.

Method 3
Processed Hemp Seeds

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    Place the hemp seeds in a food processor with other ingredients to make healthy dressings or pasta sauces. The food processor leaves them raw, but combines them well with other ingredients.
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    Add one bunch of Italian parsley, one half one white onion, one organic tomato, five to six tbsp. (25 to 30g) of hemp seeds. Mix well, and then add the juice of one lemon, a garlic glove, a splash of olive oil and pulse well in a food processor. Pour the dressing over a grain or lettuce salad.[2]
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    Combine one cup (42g) of basil leaves, one-half cup (50g) of Parmesan cheese, one-fourth cup (59ml) of extra virgin olive oil and one-half cup (40g) of hulled hemp seeds. The hulled version is also often available in health food stores. Pulse until blended and pour over pasta.[3]

Things You'll Need

  • Bulk hemp seeds
  • Airtight container
  • Cast-iron skillet
  • Coffee grinder
  • Hulled hemp seeds
  • Food processor

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