Hemp plus pretzels started "Hempzels®)" in the late 1990's, using the whole seed, crushed into flour, along with the hemp oil depending on the product line. All legally imported - non drug varieities of hemp seed that you can consume by themselves providing energy without the complex carbs from the wheat which is the base for our pretzel line all hand made in Lancaster County. We have used the whole hemp seed ground into a tahini type hemp seed butter under Natalieschoice.com and now a raw hemp hearts nut less butter.
Hemp adds a "nutty" flavor, darkness to the grain, increases protein levels and other nutrition from this gluten free grain. It's not a nut but a vegetable. Packaged in a Pennsylvania Facility near Hempfield Township our seed is packaged and stored in cold storage.
Hemp Seed is imported & packaged in a Pennsylvania.