Hemp based products are all the rage these days thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill which legalized the commercial production of hemp. However, hemp has been around for a while and it has been used for a number of different reasons throughout history.
The most notable among these was the production of fiber and the use of hemp seeds. By definition, hemp should have less than 0.3% THC which is why hemp seeds do not have any psychoactive properties whatsoever. Consuming them also does not impact drug tests which makes them an excellent option for everybody.
While there are plenty of nut butters out there, they might not be suitable for everyone, especially those with allergies. That is why peanut butter, while immensely popular, is simply not an option for many people. This is where hemp butter comes in. It contains more nutrients than any other nut butter out there and can be the perfect addition to your daily diet.
The Benefits of Hemp Butter
Hemp butter is packed with nutrition. It has proteins, Omega fatty acids and twenty-one different types of amino acids. Nine of these amino acids cannot be produced naturally by the body and they must be consumed via food.
The protein inside hemp butter is globular in structure, which aids in absorption since the proteins inside our bodies are already globulins. The Omega fatty acids, Omega 3 and 6 to be specific, offer plenty of benefits on their own. You can read more about hemp butter in our detailed article.
Ways to Consume Hemp Butter
Hemp butter is quite versatile in the number of ways through which it can be consumed. That is why we love it and are always looking for reasons to add it in our meals. Here are some of the ways through which you can consume hemp butter.
- You can use it as a dip for your breadsticks or pretzels.
- Make the traditional PBJ sandwich but replace peanut butter with hemp butter.
- Can be used as a filling for bell peppers which can then be roasted in the oven.
- It can be used in place of mayonnaise on a sandwich or hamburger.
- Add a tablespoon or two into your smoothies or favorite salad.
- For a protein dense breakfast, use some hemp butter as a spread on a bagel or an english muffin.
The best part about hemp butter is that it is available in a number of different flavors as well. Traditionally, hemp butter tastes a bit like sunflower seeds but if that’s not your cup of tea then you can try one of the two distinct flavors Bloom is offering; raspberry and peanut. If you have a peanut allergy then you do not need to worry as our peanut flavoring is derived from smoked oats and quinoa.
One thing that should be kept in mind is that while an allergic reaction to hemp seeds is a rare occurrence, it can still happen. It is important to make sure that you are not allergic to hemp seeds so that you can consume any hemp seed products safely.