Hemp tastes like a combination of, or a mix between, pine nuts and sunflower seeds. Eating hemp products gives a nutty, yet subtly earthy flavor. However, hemp can taste different depending on its form, who processes it, and where it is grown.
Not to mention, hemp contains numerous health benefits!
Luckily for you, I’m going to show you how to incorporate hemp into your diet. Your taste buds and your waistline are going to be sizzling with delight. No need to thank me, but do hide your hemp products from your husband. Rather, hide them if you want any left!
Getting Acquainted with the Hemp Taste
Hemp comes in many different products, so the flavor can vary. However, hemp products tend to have a subtle hint of nutty flavor. Therefore, it’s recommended you try a variety of products to see which is your favorite.
Nowadays, there are many recipes out there that will compliment hemp’s nutty, earthy flavor. Many people stir hemp oil into soups or toss it into salads. You can even grab a hemp bar or use hemp protein powder for on the go nutrition.
How is hemp used in food?
Hemp products range from hemp hearts, oil, and protein powder. Use hemp products as a cooking ingredient in baking, smoothies, soups, and salad toppings. Adding hemp products to a dish will give food a slightly nutty flavor.
One of the tastiest ways to consume hemp is with your favorite juice or smoothie. However, hemp goes great in a variety of recipes. As with any recipe, you may prefer changing it slightly to your individual taste and texture preferences.
Mix Hemp Protein Powder into Almost Any Dish
It is reported by many that the hemp protein powders are almost, if not totally, flavorless. Adding hemp protein powder adds to the overall flavor, without being the only flavor you taste. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about overpowering your dish when adding hemp.
Drizzle hemp oil as a flavor topper
Hemp oil drizzles on popcorn and salads for extra flavor. Avoid mixing hemp oil with other liquids, because the oil won’t combine well. However, you can combine hemp oil with coconut oil to help facilitate mixing.
Mix the hemp oil with two tablespoons of coconut oil to blend their flavors together. This provides you with a subtler nutty flavor. The combination works well for salad dressings and topping roasted or sautéed vegetables.
Snack on Hemp Hearts
- Salad, and more
You can experiment a bit with hemp hearts, as they are a good topping for many things. Similar to flaxseed and sesame seeds, you can serve it on dishes like poke bowls.
What foods pair well with hemp?
The following list provides flavors and ingredients that pair well with hemp:
You can even use hemp protein powder to substitute up to 25% of the suggested flour in baked goods.
Don’t have time to cook? Try Humming Hemp’s Hummingbars. These protein bars are available in five different options, combining various fruity, nutty, and sweet flavors that pack a nutritional punch.
Summary: What Does Hemp Taste Like?
As you can see, hemp has a subtly earthy, but nutty flavor. You might consider the flavor to be a mix between pine nuts and sunflower seeds. The flavor might change slightly depending on where it’s grown, how it’s processed, and how you’re consuming it.
Hemp products are perfect for anyone who likes a nutty flavor. However, hemp products don’t have a strong flavor. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about overpowering your recipes by adding too much hemp.
Hemp hearts are good for snacking right out of the bag. Alternatively, you can use them as a salad topping.
Our protein powder can be used like any other whey protein powder. Unlike whey, Humming Hemp protein powder is completely dairy free and vegan. Alternatively, we have protein bars which are good for on the go nutrition.