Have you ever used hulled hemp? Me either, until the other day. I’d seen it on the shelves but never really thought to buy an entire bag because I wasn’t really sure what to do with it. I was in the grocery store a few weeks ago and saw it in the bulk section, perfect. I bought just enough to do some experimenting and figured I’d use it as breading in one of my favorite recipes; Avocado Chicken. Why not?! After all, I typically recommend hemp to vegetarians and vegans as a way to get their omega-3s (~800 mg plant-based omega-3 in 2 Tbsp. hulled hemp) so why not use it as a way to boost my own omega-3? It’s been said that poultry has “too much omega-6 compared to omega-3″…..and while I’m still skeptical about whether that statement really means anything at all, I don’t think it would hurt to add more omega-3 to a big fat and juicy chicken breast.
|Hulled Hemp Seed|
And if you’re interested in the other nutritional benefits of hulled hemp, read about them here. And, in case you care to know, the omega-3 found in hulled hemp is not the typical ALA -type, it’s actually SDA, which converts to EPA more efficiently than ALA. This, my friends, is a good thing. Read more about that here.
I actually enjoyed the hemp crust better than the cornmeal from the original recipe. We get enough corn in our life, don’t you think!?
QUESTION: Have you ever cooked with hulled hemp? Hemp Milk? Hemp oil? What do you think? I’ll be posting a hemp, berry and chia parfait soon. I recently saw it on another blog and can’t wait to make it for myself!