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8 Easy and Tasty Recipes for Good Hemp Oil

Ahh Good Hemp Oil , our oldest and dearest child. 20 years ago we set out on a mission to make hemp a kitchen staple around the world, armed with our first omega-rich culinary oil, and people loved it. They drizzled it on salads, made roast potatoes and even poured us over ice cream (that was Jamie Oliver and I think he’s the only person that ever done that…but we’ll take it). Today, despite having a whole range of products, we’ll never stop talking about the benefits of our oil (or hemp in general). And while we have no favourites (parents never do) Good Hemp Oil will always have a special place in our hearts.

We make our Good Hemp Oil by cold-pressing hemp seeds which helps maintain that light and nutty taste we’re always talking about with hemp. It’s naturally packed with omega 3, which are essential fatty acids that experts believe aid good brain and heart health as well as boosting circulation and the immune system. Oh and we think it’s way better than its cousin olive oil, because hemp oil has 25x more omega-3 and 40% less saturated fats.
So how do you use hemp oil? Here are 8 of our favourite hemp oil recipes…

As a salad dressing…

Anything olive oil can do, we can do better. Use hemp oil like you would olive oil, drizzled over crunchy lettuce leaves with a squeeze of lime or whipped into a tasty vinaigrette with balsamic, lemon, salt and pepper.

On Roast Potatoes…

This was how chef Hugh Fearnley– Whittingstall first convinced people that hemp oil was the next big thing. We know everyone has their favourite way of making roast potatoes, so why not make this one yours? Here’s the hemp oil roast potatoes recipe, take it as your own.

On Roast Vegetables…

Watching the waistline? Good Hemp works great on roasted veg too. As we’re coming into the colder months, give it a whirl with pumpkin, sweet potato and butternut squash.

In Soup

Talking of butternut squash, this dairy-free butternut squash and hemp soup recipe uses a healthy dose of Good Hemp Oil. The butternut squash, rosemary and hemp oil give it allllll the flavour, while the unsweetened hemp milk gives it a creamy, rich texture (without the cream, of course).

On Stir Fry

The base to any great stir-fry is a culinary oil, along with garlic, ginger, chilli and soy (or tamari if you’re gluten-free). Cook up whatever veg, combine with your rice noodles, then pour some extra oil on top with a sprinkle of coriander.

Quinoa Bowl

If you’re not feeling stir-fry, try this miso quinoa bowl with mushrooms, cavolo nero and hemp seeds. The oil gives it a rich, nutty taste which complements the miso perfectly.

Hemp Pesto

Ok, ok, we know it might take a minute to wrap your head around pesto without olive oil. But it might just become your new favourite hemp oil recipe. Plus ours is nut-free. This recipe by Phoebe Liebling uses our Good Hemp Oil with hemp seeds, broccoli florets and a large bunch of parsley. She pours it over root vegetables, delish.

Good Hemp’s Homemade Granola

Forget the shop-bought stuff, our Good Hemp homemade granola is as easy as 1,2,3. Combine the oats, nuts, Good Hemp Seed Hearts and cacao nibs into a large bowl. Then mix with Good Hemp Oil, maple syrup, salt and hot water. Spread it all over a baking tray and voilà!

Hemp oil is made by cold-pressing hemp seeds and has a light-nutty taste. Now see how you can make delicious recipes from it!

Top 10 Hemp Seed Oils For Cooking

This article covers a curated list of the best hemp seed oils for cooking available.

Hemp has gained a lot of attention lately for its notable health benefits, leaving the humble hemp seed in the dust. Not to be confused with CBD oil, hemp seed oil is made by extracting oil from the seeds of the plant. It is an incredibly healthy superfood that is rich in protein, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and more. Its mild flavor lends itself to all sorts of culinary creations, and it has the added benefit of being an all-natural emollient for hair and skin. Our list should provide you with a good selection from which to choose.

1. Unrefined Hemp Seed Oil by Nutiva Organic

Nutiva’s cold-pressed, the unrefined hemp seed oil is dense in nutrients and contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for maintaining optimum health. Naturally extracted without the use of harmful solvents, this nutty-tasting food grade hemp product suits all diets including: Vegan, paleo, keto, gluten-free, raw, whole-food, and more. Made in the US and certified organic, it comes in safe BPA packaging in a convenient 24 oz bottle. Sourced from Canadian hemp, this sustainably grown product is an excellent addition to a healthy diet.

2. Certified Organic Hemp Oil by Canada Hemp Foods

Made in small, handcrafted batches, this Certified Organic Hemp Oil contains 17 oz of cold-pressed, organic hemp seed oil. Non-allergenic, it offers a rich source of essential fatty acids and digestible proteins that help sustain a healthy diet. It is perfect for adding to smoothies, soups, oatmeal, sauces, and more; the mild, nutty taste lends itself well to a number of recipes. It contains zero trans-fat and no cholesterol and provides an essential 10% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin E.

3. Cold-Pressed Hemp Seed Oil by Manitoba Harvest

This cold-pressed, cold-filtered hemp seed oil by Manitoba Harvest contains a full 10 grams of omega-3 and omega-6 per tablespoon and is a great addition to sauces, dips, and salad dressings. It is Certified Non-GMO, is soy and dairy free and completely vegan. This fantastic food-grade hemp seed oil is created in a state-of-the-art wind-powered facility that is certified USDA organic and kosher and follows all GMP guidelines. It is made fresh daily to provide you with the freshest hemp seed oil on the market.

4. Pure Organic Hempseed Oil by Dr. Adorable

While the name is funny, this high-quality hemp seed oil is no joke. It has a full amino acid spectrum that provides a high mineral content and a complete protein. Rich in omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids, it can be used in everyday cooking and its slightly nutty taste blends well with dressings, sauces, and anything else you can dream up. Additionally, you can use this as a hair and skin care product as well. Its high protein and fat content are ideal for use as a topical. This no-frills product is one of the cheapest hemp seed oils on our list and is an economical choice for anyone who wants to experience the healthful benefits it can provide.

5. Extra Virgin Unrefined Hemp Seed Oil by Sweet Essentials

Sweet Essentials’ food grade organic hemp seed oil is made from cold-pressed, non-GMO, unrefined hemp imported from Canada. It is rich in nutrients, containing Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9, amino acids, and vitamin E and is an excellent source of protein. Hemp seed oil contains the highest amount of essential fatty acids of any plant, making it a healthful choice for overall wellness and heart health. It is also the only plant that contains vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium. This product is ideal not just as a food supplement but can be applied to the skin and hair without greasy buildup.

6. Artisan Cold-Pressed Hemp Seed Oil by Foods Alive

This organic, artisan hemp seed oil by Foods Alive is one of the cheapest hemp seed oils for cooking on our list. It comes in a package of two 8 oz bottles that have been handcrafted in small batches. Vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, and kosher, this oil is raw, unrefined, and free of any preservatives. Chock full of omegas 3,6, and 9, this rich superfood has a fresh, nutty flavor that’s hard to beat.

7. Organic Hemp Seed Oil by Sky Organics

This food-grade cold pressed hemp seed oil by sky organics is one of the best hemp seed oils for cooking on the market. It contains Omega 3,6, and 9 fatty acids and is sourced from the highest quality hemp imported from Canada. A wonderful source of plant protein, it can be used in your favorite sauce or dressing recipes or applied to the skin and hair. Non-GMO, certified organic, and cruelty-free, it comes in a generous 16 oz bottle.

8. California Hemp Oil by BulbHead

This 8 oz bottle of cold-pressed, unrefined hemp seed oil by BulbHead is a great choice for soups, salads, and smoothies. It has a mild, nutty flavor that is pleasing to the palate. Sourced from organic Canadian hemp, it is vegan, cruelty-free, and non-GMO and contains six times more essential fatty acids in one serving than in a whole avocado! It also serves as a beautiful all-natural body care product that can be massaged into the skin for a healthy glow.

9. Organic Premium Hulled Hemp Seed Oil by Alovitox

Alotivox sources this excellent hemp seed oil from raw, vegan, and gluten-free organic, raw shelled hemp seeds. It contains an abundance of nutritious vitamins, protein, and healthy fats and is suitable for drizzling on salads, adding to hummus or pesto, or any other savory recipe. It comes with a helpful recipe booklet to help you hone your culinary skills.

10. 128 oz Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil by Nutiva

If you plan on doing a lot of cooking with hempseed oil, this larger bottle or Nutiva’s popular product might be a good option. Made with sustainably farmed Canadian hemp, it has the perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. It is also rich in chlorophyll and powerful antioxidants. Perfect for all diets; paleo, vegan, gluten-free, raw, or keto, this rich superfood is good for you and good for the planet. It comes delivered in safe, BPA-free packaging and is one of the most inexpensive hemp seed oils for cooking on our list, coming in at around .42 per ounce.

By BCR Writing Staff
July 2019

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