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What's the difference in grinding hulled hemp seeds like flax as opposed to using hemp powder?

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It seems like grinding hemp seeds to make them into a powder would be like making a flour, and I can't imagine that flour as your protein powder would taste very good. I'm sure it would work, but the taste and consistency would not be to many people's liking.
The main difference between hemp seeds, hemp flour and hemp protein powder is in the amount of protein and fibre. Here's a quick snapshot of how these products are made...

Hemp seeds can be ground up to change their consistency but are essentially the first stage of processsing. Hemp seeds are squeezed to extract the oil. The remaining material is called hemp seed cake. This seed cake is milled and turned into powder. The powder is then sifted to produce hemp flour. The product of this initial sift is hemp flour, a high fibre but lower protein material. To make hemp protein, the powder is sifted to a finer degree. This removes more of the fibre leaving a higher concentrate of protein. Hope that help clarify!
Yes, thank you! so basically i can use the ground seeds the same and get the entire benefit of them (efa's, fiber and protein). I didn't notice any change in consistency in my smoothie when added, if anything it helps to thicken it along with the ground flax.

Vega Kelly said:
The main difference between hemp seeds, hemp flour and hemp protein powder is in the amount of protein and fibre. Here's a quick snapshot of how these products are made...

Hemp seeds can be ground up to change their consistency but are essentially the first stage of processsing. Hemp seeds are squeezed to extract the oil. The remaining material is called hemp seed cake. This seed cake is milled and turned into powder. The powder is then sifted to produce hemp flour. The product of this initial sift is hemp flour, a high fibre but lower protein material. To make hemp protein, the powder is sifted to a finer degree. This removes more of the fibre leaving a higher concentrate of protein. Hope that help clarify!
Does anybody have experience with putting the whole hemp seed in a smoothie ? If yes, How much do you put in it ?

I can't get hemp protein powder where I live but I can get hemp seed.
Would depend on the size of smoothie you're making but a tablespoon or two would probably be appropriate.

Furkapass said:
Does anybody have experience with putting the whole hemp seed in a smoothie ? If yes, How much do you put in it ?

I can't get hemp protein powder where I live but I can get hemp seed.
Yes, all the time. I put about 3 tablespoons!
In my opinion, if you can use hemp seeds, it'd be better as they're far less processed than hemp protein powder.

The difference in the protein level is not the only difference between ground hemp and hemp protein powder.  All of the protein powders contain chemicals, or whatever you would refer to them as that are used for extracting, one is called Hexane, or Hexan, not sure of the spelling and a girl at the health store looked this up and there should be a skull and cross bones next to the word.  I took whey protein for one year and started looking into other protein powders and once I realized that all of them contain some type of chemical or another I decided that it would be like slowly killing myself. I bought Hulled Hemp seeds yesterday and will get a better, more pure quality of protein from it than the whey by a long shot and it will also come with health benefits like protection against colon and breast cancer .... Don't be fooled by fake goodness from those protein powders.  They say not to believe what you read on the Internet, true, but this is reasearch that I have done and was horrified to discover and wish to pass it on to others' before they make the same mistake.

 

I definitely agree that help proteins are far more processed than just hemp seeds. Also, whey is really bad for you.

However, many hemp protein companies are hexane free.  Although I use hemp seeds in salads etc, I like the hemp protein as a nice source of protein in smoothies. Manitboa harvest as a 70% hemp protein that is hexane free.

Laura Samuels said:

The difference in the protein level is not the only difference between ground hemp and hemp protein powder.  All of the protein powders contain chemicals, or whatever you would refer to them as that are used for extracting, one is called Hexane, or Hexan, not sure of the spelling and a girl at the health store looked this up and there should be a skull and cross bones next to the word.  I took whey protein for one year and started looking into other protein powders and once I realized that all of them contain some type of chemical or another I decided that it would be like slowly killing myself. I bought Hulled Hemp seeds yesterday and will get a better, more pure quality of protein from it than the whey by a long shot and it will also come with health benefits like protection against colon and breast cancer .... Don't be fooled by fake goodness from those protein powders.  They say not to believe what you read on the Internet, true, but this is reasearch that I have done and was horrified to discover and wish to pass it on to others' before they make the same mistake.

 

I am biased towards eating whole foods so I have been using hemp seed in my smoothies instead of a hemp protein powder.  I haven't found a clear answer regarding the ratio to substitute one for the other, but I usually just do 2 tablespoons of hemp seed when I make a smoothie.  From what I can figure out hemp protein powder has more protein and less fat equaling less calories when you compare it tablespoon to tablespoon with seeds.

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