Hemp: It’s Great…Really!
Hemp seeds are a great dairy substitute, and they can also be used to make dairy free chocolate. These tiny hemp seeds have the potential to change the world of dairy and soy-free chocolate for good.Our dairy free chocolate made with hemp seeds has the same taste, look and feel as regular dairy-rich chocolate. (If not better!)
What The Heck Is Hemp?!
Hemp seeds are small, brown seeds from the Cannabis sativa plant. They are naturally very nutritious. They have a mild, nutty flavour and are often referred to as hemp hearts.
Though similar, unlike their psychoactive counterpart, there’s no THC or crazy side effects from hemp seeds. Only a bunch of amazing health benefits!
The Benefits of Hemp Seeds:
What makes it so different is its nutritional profile – hemp seeds are packed full of protein! There is 20g of protein in every 100 grams, hemp seeds provide 30% of your daily protein needed in your diet. Real cool, we know!
Hemp seeds are an amazing source of essential fatty acids (EFAs). EFAs, especially Omega-rich hemp seed oil, have become extremely popular in the health food industry.
They contain more than 20% of very important polyunsaturated fats that keep our skin soft and moist, they protect us from sun damage and act as natural preservatives for some types of foods, like Mr Popple’s dairy free chocolate bars! If you’re looking for a healthier snack on the go then this is it – raw cacao dairy free chocolate goodness with no cane sugar or animal-derived ingredients!
Another great benefit of adding hemp to chocolates is its high nutritional value which makes them perfect for too. As mentioned earlier on, they are a great source of polyunsaturated fats, which are incredibly important because they keep our skin soft and moist. Hemp seeds also contain vitamin E – one of the most powerful antioxidants that protect us from sun damage.
Hemp seeds also contain all nine essential amino acids needed for a healthy diet, as well as magnesium to reduce stress levels and iron which helps transport oxygen around your body. An all round superstar.
Hemp seeds reduce the risk of heart disease because it contains arginine. This in turn produces nitric oxide which is great at helping your heart. These super seeds also help with digestion, due to their fibre content.
To top things off, the hemp seeds we use at Mr Popple’s Chocolate are completely organic too! Free of any harmful pesticides and non-GMO.
The Perfect Pairing: Hemp & Chocolate
Hemp seeds are becoming more popular for their many health benefits, but have you considered them in chocolate bars?
After exploring some of their benefits, it’s easy to see why they’re such an amazing substitute for dairy products like milk or cream when making dairy free chocolate.
Let’s talk about taste. Hemp can be used in chocolate to make it dairy free or lactose free, without losing any of the taste. Additionally, hemp contains no dairy products so also makes for a great dairy alternative. The flavour itself has an earthy taste that works well with many other ingredients such as fruit and chillies, creating unique tasting chocolates. Hemp tastes great!
It might be hard to believe but you probably won’t even notice the difference compared to other types of chocolates. The taste is really similar; however if you feel like an expert, maybe you’ll find some subtle nutty hints which make all the difference. Hemp seeds aren’t just healthy, they also taste great when added to dairy free chocolate. Reap the rewards of this match made in heaven!
Here at Mr Popple’s Chocolate, we really love the way hemp seeds not only benefit our vegan dairy-free chocolate bars, but also our bodies!
Give our heavenly hemp milk chocolate bars a try today at mrpoppleschocolate.co.uk