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Hulled hemp seeds vs Whole hemp seeds

seeds come from the female hemp plant are one of the highly nutritious seeds.
They are extremely rich in protein, fiber, minerals, fatty acids, and
antioxidants. They contain a whopping 30% fat, including PUFAs like omega-6 and
omega-3. These PUFAs are in the most perfect ration of 3:1, respectively.

the outer shell of the whole hemp seed is removed, they are known as hulled hemp seeds. They are also famously known as shelled hemp seeds, or hemp hearts,
or hemp nuts. De-hulling the hemp seeds is a purely mechanical process, and the
raw material is sized and cleaned before de-hulling. There is no water or heat
involved in this process, making the hemp seeds retain their original
nutritional properties. While hemp seeds are de-hulled to make them more
appealing and convenient in consumption. Although the whole hemp seeds have
more dietary features than their de-hulled counterparts.

the overall amount of protein, and the total EFAs, are increased in addition to
the reduction in the carbs content occurs when whole hemp seeds are de-hulled.
But, clearly, the material you remove also makes you lose other nutritional
properties. The hull contains a rare insoluble fiber, which is very much absent
in our diets because of all the over-processed foods it contains.

Although the hemp seed is small, crunch, and might even get
stuck in between your teeth, it provides you with extra nutrition like fiber,
etc., which is not present in the hulled hemp seeds.


Z-Company provides its valued customers the most exceptional
quality hemp seeds across Europe via Rotterdam Harbor with the fastest shipping
possible. We supply both sized and cleaned hemp seeds for de-hulling, and as
well as in oil-pressing quality. For a better human consumption standard, we
apply the autoclave (high pressure) treatment. It is a cold process in which CO2
is added under 20 bar pressure. Our hemp seeds are clear from THC and re as low


We offer both organic and non-organic hemp seeds in bulk
quantities with keeping in mind competitive pricing. Hulled hemp seeds are produced
at our main facility in the Netherlands while the raw material is obtained from
Ukraine, Estonia, China, Canada, Estonia, Romania, and France. These products
are available across the year with a minimum order quantity of 20 kgs per bag.

You can use hemp seeds in smoothies, cakes, salads, yogurts,
and even eat them as snacks. They taste like nuts. We have several other hemp
products like seeds whole, seeds hulled, animal seeds, seeds toasted, fibers,
flour, and protein.


We at Z-Company believe that customer satisfaction is the key
to business. Our team is available round the clock to assist you in any way
possible, ranging from clearing your queries, providing you the necessary
information about our products and the overall working of our company.

Hulled hemp seeds vs Whole hemp seeds Hemp seeds come from the female hemp plant are one of the highly nutritious seeds. They are extremely rich in protein, fiber, minerals, fatty acids, and

The Utility of Hemp Seeds

Robby Gardner is a freelance journalist in Los Angeles, specializing in fresh produce and health food ingredients.

Small as they are, hemp seeds are full of opportunity.

Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is known for its flat, weed-like leaves, but the tiny seeds that birth each plant are worth just as much interest. A sizeable market already exists for hemp seeds and, with U.S. regulations starting to relax on hemp, the market can only get bigger-right?

For manufacturers eager to exploit the nutty taste and nutrition of hemp seeds, oil extraction has provided a popular dietary supplement–based route. But for consumers in need of a snack and not a supplement, hulled hemp seeds and toasted hemp seeds are two of the most edible options.

Hulled Hemp Seeds

Hulled, or shelled, hemp seeds are suitable for food products in which chewiness is desired over crunchiness. The removal of the seed’s fibrous shell doesn’t just soften the seed’s texture; it makes available the inner meat of the seed, sometimes called the “hemp heart.” This portion of the hemp seed is highest in essential fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and minerals.

Manufacturers can use hulled hemp seeds as garnishes, for mixing in dips and yogurts, and for blending in baked goods and nutrition bars. The ingredient can be sprinkled like parmesan cheese. One restaurant in Winnipeg, Canada, is even rumored to serve a hemp-encrusted walleye fish.

While hulling of hemp seeds unearths their softer and, in some cases, more nutritous insides, the process also does away with the pesky seed shells that would otherwise need to be sterilized before consumption. Since hulled hemp seeds don’t require heat sterilization, they can qualify as a raw food.

Toasted Hemp Seeds

With their shells still intact, toasted hemp seeds offer a much different hemp-eating experience than do hulled seeds. Toasted hemp seeds are crunchy by nature, thanks to their shells, and this makes these seeds quite high in dietary fiber.

For food safety concerns, hemp seeds with the shells still on should be sterilized before consumption. While such seeds cannot be considered raw, a toasting treatment can sterilize as well as provide flavor, and, fortunately, at least for some companies, the toasting process doesn’t damage the seed’s integrity.

“When we produce toasted hemp seed, we’re not degrading either the protein or the omega-3 or omega-6 fats,” says Shaun Crew, founder and CEO of hemp seed supplier Hemp Oil Canada (Ste. Agathe, MB, Canada).

Because of their particularly crunchy texture, toasted hemp seeds might have fewer applications than hulled hemp seeds, but inclusions in crunchy products or grinding these seeds in pepper mills can provide some unique food product opportunities.

Livestock Feed

Human consumers aren’t the only ones who can benefit from a diet rich in hemp seeds. It appears that when hens are fed hemp, the omega-3 contents of their eggs go up.

Writing in the journal Poultry Science in 2011, researchers at the University of Manitoba assigned 49 laying hens to a diet including hemp seed or hemp oil. Without affecting the number of eggs produced, the inclusion of either hemp seed or hemp oil in the diet significantly increased omega-3 fatty acid contents in eggs compared to a standard diet. While hemp is particularly rich in omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), measurements of omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) also increased in eggs from hemp-fed hens, suggesting that ALA efficiently converted into these other important omega-3 fatty acids.

Whether addressing the needs of humans or animals, hemp provides some worthwhile opportunities.

Small as they are, hemp seeds are full of opportunity.