We are witnessing a culinary revolution, both in terms of nutrition and the availability of fancy food ingredients. Suddenly everyone has started eating healthy, eating diet foods and buying superfoods. It's nothing that they cost a fortune and often travel thousands of miles to us (they lose their properties then). Food corporations and marketers have already made sure that we feel the need to change our lives for the better. Well, you don't have to change anything for the better at all. And instead of foreign superfoods, it is better to buy hemp seeds and oil, which will provide more beneficial substances than many specifics. ingredients for hemp pestoWhy
should we eat hemp?
The concentration of nutrients in hemp seed foods surpasses almost all other plants available on the Planet. Hemp seeds contain 460% more unsaturated fatty acids than fish. They are fatty and stuffed to the brim with Essential Fatty Acids: Omega-3, Omega-6, which are available in the best-absorbed human ratio (3:1). It is from the seeds that cold-pressed hemp oil, one of the most valuable vegetable oils, is produced. All thanks to the unique ratio of Omega 3 and 6 acids, thanks to which the human body absorbs them several times better than, for example, from flaxseed oil. Hemp seed oil is rich in amino acids and proteins, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, E, K, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and other micro elements. Not insignificant here is the high content of vitamin K, very rarely available in food and difficult to absorb without the right mineral complex.
There are at least a few more important reasons why we should all eat hemp seed foods, but the most important is: the endless uses of hemp seeds and their phenomenal taste!hemp oil, hemp seeds, basilHemp
in the kitchen!
In today's recipe for basil hemp pesto, we will use shelled he mp seeds and cold-pressed hemp seed oil. Hemp seeds, especially shelled ones, are slightly oily and rich in protein. I would describe their taste as slightly nutty with a noticeable flavor of roasted sunflower seeds. It is simply sensational! The processing of the seeds is super easy, as they are soft, fatty and crush, grate or grind perfectly. The seeds are straightforwardly the perfect ingredient for pesto, replacing pine nuts. They match them both in taste and in the fantastic texture of the pesto. The seeds and hemp oil complement each other perfectly with the flavor of fresh basil leaves and soy sauce. You must try this recipe! hemp pesto with basilBasil
- ¾ cup of shelled hemp seed
- 4 tablespoons of hemp seed oil
- 2 handfuls of fresh basil leaves
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce necessarily made from fermenting soybeans (the kind used for sushi)
pestoWashthe basil leaves.
Place all ingredients in a tall dish, blend until the consistency of a paste. Prepared pesto can be served with pasta, bread, together and oil and water will make the best salad dressing. Keep the pesto in the refrigerator, it can be consumed for up to 3 days.basil hemp pesto pasta with basil hemp pesto