Hemp has been used as a nourishing food for thousands of years. Hemp hearts are a source of Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium. Hemp is the perfect protein for vegans and vegetarians as it is easy to digest and contains valuable essential amino acids. Hemp provides both Omega 6 and Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Hemp contains GLA or Gamma Linolenic Acid, a type of Omega 6 fatty acid that has been shown to provide numerous health benefits. As a gluten free seed with vegetarian Omega 3, Hemp Hearts provide ideal nutrition along with a delicate, nutty flavor that easily incorporates into all recipes. Organic Traditions Canadian grown hemp hearts are raw, hulled, moist and incredibly fresh.