Hemp seeds alone do not mill into flour, they become butter because of the high oil content. In order to get flour, you need to remove the oil content. Hampseed producter mill the by-product of pressing hemp seed for oil, which is called hemp cake, into flour for just such a use.
Hemp flour doesn’t rise, has no gluten and is very hearty and therefore is not a flour that can be used in bread on it’s own, you would need to mix it with other flours, unless you are making a flat bread or a cracker. A 3:1 ratio produces a hearty heavy loaf all the way to a 7:1 ratio which produces basically a loaf of bread with hemp flecks in it.
Hemp flour is an excellent source of energy and can also be an addition to your baking, adding the benefit of hemp proteins and the excellent fibre content of the hemp seed. Bake it into your favorite recipes like breads, muffins, or cookies.
The nutritional composition of a hemp seed is incredible! In it’s perfect organic natural state hemp seed is considered by many to be the safest, most digestible, balanced, natural and complete source of protein, amino acids, and essential fats found anywhere in nature.
HEMP FLOUR CHART
• Hemp flour is 33% protein
• Hemp flour is 5.6% essential fatty acid (Omega 3, 6, 9 and GLA)
• Contains all 9 essential amino acids
• Contains an abundant source of GLA
• Rich in trace minerals
• High in dietary fiber
Hemp flour is also a complete source of all 20 known amino acids including the 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) which our bodies cannot produce. Approximately 65% of the protein in hemp seed is made up of the globulin protein Edestin and is found only in hemp seed. Edestin aids digestion, is relatively phosphorus-free and considered the backbone of the cell’s DNA. The other one third of hemp seed protein is Albumin, another high quality globulin protein similar to that found in egg whites. Hemp protein is free of the tryspin inhibitors which block protein absorption and free of oligosaccharides found in soy, which cause stomach upset and gas.
Hemp flour also provides an excellent supply of antioxidants (Vitamin E), carotene (precursor to Vitamin A), phytosterols, phospholipids and a number of minerals including calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, phosphorus, along with modest amounts of iron and zinc. Hemp seed also provides a good source of chlorophyll.
There are no known allergies to organic hemp seed, making it perfect for those who have nut, dairy, and gluten or wheat allergies.
For all the information in this page we say thanks to www.hempseed.ca and www.miraclesource.com