Hulled hemp seeds, or hemp hearts, differ from toasted seeds in flavor and texture.
These qualities mean they are used in food product development in varying ways:
Raw dishes: Hemp hearts work well in raw recipes like salads and energy bars due to their milder flavor.
Blended dishes: Their softer texture suits smoothies, sauces, and dips.
Seed Milk: Hulled seeds produce milder hemp milk.
Baked Goods: Both types can be used; the choice depends on the desired flavor.
Supplements: In products needing a neutral flavor, like protein powders, hulled seeds may be preferred.
Sprouting: Unlike toasted seeds, hulled hemp seeds can be sprouted for salads or sandwiches.
Ultimately, the choice between hulled and toasted seeds depends on the manufacturer’s specific flavor and texture goals. Plain hulled hemp seeds are one of several organic hemp products that North Central provides, the others being: