Whole hempseeds are full of nutritional goodness and make a super healthy crunchy snack. When added to other health foods like nutrition bars, cereal topping, bread and baked goods etc., they add nutritious proteins, minerals, digestive fiber and a nutty flavor. You will know there is whole hempseeds by the crunch, which is the hard shell, full of colan cleaning digestive fiber.
Viable whole hempseeds are not allowed by Health Canada to be sold to anyone without an Industrial Hemp Licence. This means that whole hempseeds have been steamed. This cracks the shell, and the seed is unable to germinate. Process shortens the shelf-life so it is best to keep seeds in the fridge or freezer.