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Everything You Need to Know About Hemp Milk

Everything You Need to Know About Hemp Milk

Find out how hemp milk is made, if it’s truly good for you and how you can use this non-dairy milk!

How is Hemp Milk Made?

Hemp seeds, like nuts, are ground with water in a blender and strained to become hemp milk – a great non-dairy milk alternative. Because hemp milk does not contain nuts, soy or dairy, it is especially useful for people with multiple allergies.

Nutritional Profile

From a nutrition standpoint, one cup of hemp milk provides 3 grams of protein -- more than rice or almond milk but less than the 7 grams found in a cup of soy milk. However, one unique aspect of hemp milk is its fatty acid profile – it is particularly rich in the omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids. Furthermore, hemp milk is fortified with vitamin A, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12, riboflavin and phosphorus.  Keep in mind that homemade hemp milk is not fortified, and therefore will not have the same vitamin and mineral profile as those purchased commercially.

What does Hemp Milk Taste Like?

Hemp milk is creamier and thicker than skim milk. Like almond milk, hemp milk also exhibits a nutty and rich flavor. Some claim that hemp milk has a mild aftertaste, but that perception may vary from person to person. As with nut and soy milks, hemp milk comes in a multitude of varieties: original, vanilla, chocolate, unsweetened vanilla and unsweetened original. Just as you would with soy and nut milk, be wary of the added sugar.

So, next time you are looking for a milk substitute, be it in your cereal, coffee, smoothies, or even in your cooking recipes, give hemp milk a try – it might just be your next favorite thing!

Which is your favorite non-dairy milk alternative? Let us know in the comments below!


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