Learn why Earthli is your natural choice for tasty, sustainable nutrition.
When we began to formulate our plant-based protein products from hemp sources, friends and family told us that they had either tried hemp protein in the past, and others mentioned that they didn't like the taste.
We agree – most other hemp protein products that we've tried leave something to be desired in the taste department. Not so with our Earthli lineup of Canadian-grown hemp protein products.
If anything, our hemp protein has a mild nutty flavour. Anyone familiar with hemp protein is pleasantly surprised that our product makes them reconsider Canadian hemp as a versatile and sustainable source of good tasting plant protein.
Earthli's mild, innocuous taste mixes unnoticed in smoothies, baking, savoury dishes, or just about anywhere without the need to mask its flavour. Go ahead, quietly add a protein punch to your favourite healthy recipes.
If you've avoided hemp protein due to previous experiences with other products, it's time to give Earthli a try. You'll discover the advantages of hemp, as a source of sustainably sourced plant protein, in your healthy, earth-friendly lifestyle.
Hemp, nature's hearty and sustainable wonder crop, has been cultivated on our planet for over 10,000 years. It has been an important source of food and fibre with references dating back to ancient China and even Mesopotamia. French botanist, Louis Hebert is credited with the first recorded North American hemp cultivation in 1606, at Port Royal, Acadia (present day Nova Scotia).
Food-grade hemp is not marijuana – both originate from the genus Cannabis, but hemp lacks the psychoactive properties associated with other forms of cannabis. Since 2009, the focus of hemp production has been driven by demand for its nutritious food value. Consumer demand has resulted in a more reliable growth trend and product uptake.
Not only does hemp grow in a variety of climates and soil types, it also grows very tightly spaced (decreasing land use) and has a fast growing rate (which leads to high yields). Moreover, because the crop actually improves soil health, farmers can grow other food crops immediately after a hemp harvest without a fallow period.
The hemp plant grows like a weed, eliminating the need for most pesticides (it is naturally resistant to most pests), herbicides, fungicides and thrives on less water than most crops. Because of its resiliency, it has also been flagged as a natural way to clean up soil pollution. Hemp actually absorbs CO 2 while it grows through natural photosynthesis, making it carbon-negative from the get-go.
The specific protein form found only in hemp seeds sets it apart from most other sources of protein. It’s called Edestin, which is a highly bioavailable form of protein resulting in more immediate muscle growth and repair.
Our bodies utilize this protein efficiently too. Edestin is also far less likely to be converted into waste than other proteins, as the body prioritizes the uptake of Edestin once it is consumed.
A typical serving contains 180 calories 22g of protein (roughly the same as a small chicken breast), 8 grams of dietary fibre (roughly equal to a bowl of All-Bran cereal), Omegas 3 and 6, more than double the iron found in a 250g beef steak, and many other essential vitamins and minerals, including potassium, copper, zinc, and vitamin B6.
Hemp protein powder is a great source of fibre, in fact hemp has significantly more fibre than most other plant-based protein powders. High-fibre diets have been linked to many well known health benefits, including improved blood sugar levels, healthier gut bacteria, and a reduced risk of digestive disorders and related cancers.