Hemp Hearts

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Hulled hemp seeds, otherwise known as hemp hearts are high in complete protein. Hemp is one of the only sources of plant protein to contain all essential amino acids. Hemp seeds are the richest known sources of omega fats. They also have good doses of magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc.

Find the full nutritional content of this superfood here.


Hemp hearts are the richest known source of polyunsaturated fats. They make up of the perfect ratio of 3:1 omega-6:omega-3. This balance of omega-3 to -6 is the harmonious proportion for optimal human nutritional benefits.


Hemp is high in fibre, a prebiotic essential for healthy digestion and is also rich in glutamine known for assisting gut health and aiding absorption of protein.

Read more information about the pre-biotics in hemp and the gut health benefits here.

Complete protein Amino Acids

Hemp seeds have all 9 essential amino acids and over 20 individual amino acids including all branch chained amino acids. Hemp is high in glutamine, essential for gut health while helping to absorb protein gently (unlike whey protein). Hemp is a muscle builder with high amounts of leucine and glutamine, amino acids known for muscle growth and recovery. Because hemp protein is dairy free it is great for digestion and maximising absorption of proteins.

Find more information on amino acid profile and vitamins and minerals of hemp protein here.


Chia Sisters’ hemp is grown sustainably in Canterbury. Hemp has a significant positive environmental impact, requiring relatively little water to grow and soaking up five times the CO2 of the average tree. Hemp is easy to grow, needing no pesticides or herbicides and is New Zealand’s most sustainable form of protein.

Free From

Hemp seeds are free from gluten, dairy and Genetically Modified Ingredients. Hemp seeds are hypoallergenic and easily digested.  Chia Sisters hemp protein seeds are all natural, plant sourced and sustainable. This means nothing is added. It is also important to note that there is no cannabinoids or THC content. 

recipes and uses

Hemp hearts are hulled hemp seeds. They can be added to just about anything to boost protein and nutrition. Ideal for smoothies and with your muesli. Hemp hearts have a light nutty aroma that makes them great in cooking or baking, both sweet and savory, however it is best to stick with raw recipes or those at very low temperatures to hold the integrity of all the seed’s amazing nutrients. A simple use of hemp hearts is alongside an array of other nuts and seeds to sprinkle as a salad topper.

Hemp seed and Hemp protein recipes

Recipes on the way soon. Watch this space.

Interested in hearing more?

If you have any questions just call us on 021 167 0707 or email us hello@chia.co.nz