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Looking to shop for hemp seeds? You've come to the right place.

What are hemp seeds?

Hemp Seeds, also known as hemp hearts, dehulled hemp seeds or hulled hemp seeds is the number 1 product from this amazingly versatile plant. Hemp seeds contain high quantities of the digestible protein edestin (contains all 10 essential amino acids) and the omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 and GLA essential fatty acids. In this form hemp seeds are non-germinating yet fully digestible* without soaking (unlike most nuts and seeds)

What can hemp seeds be used for?

Soft, tasty Hemp Seeds can be used for making making Hemp Milk, Hemp Ice Cream, Hemp Hommus, sprinkled onto breakfast, lunch and dinner meals or eaten on their own. Hemp seeds are good to go straight from the packet. What some more ideas? See our Recipes page heaps of hemp goodness meals.

Discover the goodness of hemp seeds with Simon Toohey.

New to hemp seeds or just looking for some yummy recipes ideas? Simon Toohey shows us 3 amazing recipes and tells us why these little seeds are such a super food! You can find the full recipes and more from Simon here.


At Hemp Foods Australia you can get hemp seeds that are ACO Certified ORGANIC, RAW, VEGAN and GLUTEN-FREE. We also do a range of Australian hemp seeds if this is your prefered choice. 

Used around the world in a myriad of recipes, hemp seed is the perfect addition to your pantry. A spoonful in your smoothie, salad, rice or pasta is the ideal addition for a nutritionally balanced meal. If you are feeling adventurous, check out the many recipes available to take your cooking repertoire to the next level!

Technically a nut, hemp seed typically contains over 30% oil and about 30% protein, with considerable amounts of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Hemp seed oil contains over 80% polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and is an exceptionally rich source of the two essential fatty acids (EFAs) linoleic acid (18:2 omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (18:3 omega-3).

The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio (n6/n3) in hemp seed oil is normally between 2:1 and 3:1, which is considered to be optimal for human health.

In addition, the biological metabolites of the two EFAs, gamma-linolenic acid (18:3 omega-6; ‘GLA’) and stearidonic acid (18:4 omega-3; ‘SDA’), are also present in hemp seed oil.

The two main proteins in hemp seed are edestin and albumin. Both of these high-quality storage proteins are easily digested and contain nutritionally significant amounts of all essential amino acids.

In addition, hemp seed has exceptionally high levels of the amino acid arginine. Hemp seed has been used to contribute towards treating various disorders for thousands of years in traditional oriental medicine. Recent clinical trials have identified hemp seed oil as a functional food, and animal feeding studies demonstrate the long-standing utility of hemp seed as an important food resource.