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Calories in Hemp Hearts

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William Lynch has been a freelance writer for the past fifteen years, working for various web sites and publications. He is currently enrolled in a Master of Arts program in writing popular fiction at Seton Hill University. He hopes to one day become a mystery novelist.
Calories in Hemp Hearts
Hemp Hearts are shelled hemp seeds. Photo Credit marekuliasz/iStock/Getty Images

Hemp Hearts, or shelled hemp seeds, provide a source of balanced proteins, essential fats and vitamins. Unlike other foods, Hemp Hearts deliver their nutrition without an excess of carbohydrates, sugars or saturated fats, while also keeping calories to a minimum.

Uses

Hemp Hearts may be eaten straight from a spoon or sprinkled over cereal and salads, mixed into yogurt and smoothies or added to any variety of meals for extra flavor and nutrition.

Calories

One tablespoon of Hemp Hearts contains 63 calories, according to My Fitness Pal.

Nutrition

A tablespoon of Hemp Hearts has 5 g of total fat, 1 g of saturated fat, 4 g of polyunsaturated fat, 1 mg of sodium, 1 g of carbohydrates, 1 g of dietary fiber, 4 g of protein and 8 percent of the daily recommended value of calcium, according to My Fitness Pal. Hemp Hearts also contain vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E and B vitamins.

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