Why Hemp in Candy?
Hemp is an up and coming super food that has been around for centuries. Chinese have been using hemp oil for at least 3000 years, Often people confuse Hemp with Marijuana. Although they come from the same species, Hemp has trace amounts of THC and thus won’t give you a high as you’d receive in consuming marijuana. Hemp has 100’s of uses, especially in food as hemp seeds are exceptionally nutritious and rich in healthy fats, protein and various minerals.
Hemp seeds are extremely nutritious. Technically a nut, hemp hearts, as they are often referred to as, have a mild, nutty flavor. Hemp seeds contain over 30% fat. They are exceptionally rich in two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). Hemp seeds are a great protein source, as more than 25% of their total calories are from high-quality protein. . What’s more, they contain all the essential amino acids, making them a complete protein source. Hemp seeds are also a great source of vitamin E and minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc.
We like the Hemp Hearts in our salads, smoothies, and of course, candy! They add flavor and nutrition. At Curly GIrlz Candy we try to source our ingredients as locally as possible. All of our hemp hearts from from MN Hemp Farms. You can purchase their Field Theory Brand of Hemp Hearts and related products online.