Nutiva (Richmond, CA), a company that manufactures hemp foods, coconut oil, red palm oil, and chia seeds, is launching the first ever 100% USDA certified organic, U.S.–grown Organic Hempseed at next month’s Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, CA.
The company noted that the hempseed product is USDA certified organic, Non-GMO Project verified, and vegan. It also purportedly contains 10 g protein, 3 g omega-3s, and 500 mg omega-6 gamma linolenic acid. In addition, it contains 50% of the recommended daily value of magnesium and 20% of the recommended daily value of iron per serving. According to the company, the hempseed is ideal for use in such applications as smoothies, hummus, yogurt, pesto, and salad dressings, among others. It can also be used as a topping for salads, fruits, cereals, and the like.
John Roulac, founder, chief visionary officer, Nutiva, commented on the launch in a press statement from the company: “The launch of our new USA-Grown Organic Hempseed…further establish[es] Nutiva as a pioneer in the industrial hemp and organic superfoods categories. We were the first organic hempseed brand on the market and have advocated and battled for industrial hemp for nearly 20 years, so we’re proud to launch our groundbreaking organic shelled hempseed product, the first that’s grown entirely in the U.S.”
At Expo West, the company is also debuting Organic Plant Protein Superfood Smoothie smoothies, which are GMO- and chemical-free as well. The smoothies come in chocolate and vanilla flavors, and include a blend of pea, pumpkin seeds, hemp, and sunflower, in addition to an array of superfood ingredients including cinnamon, sea salt, spinach, carrot, and more. Each serving of the smoothie provides 21-22 g of plant-based protein, one billion CFUs of probiotics to support digestive and immune health, and 25% daily value intake of 12 key vitamins, according to Nutiva. The smoothies are formulated sans stevia, artificial flavors, added sugar, or preservatives, and are gluten-, soy-, dairy-, and grain-free as well.
In the press statement, the company noted that it will also be showcasing its new organic MCT oil, Organic Coconut Oil with Butter and Garlic Flavors, and MCT Oil Powder at Expo West.