Best Hemp Protein Powder – Our Top 3
Hemp seed is a great health food with a ton of benefits. Hemp is high in phosphorous with helps form healthy teeth and bones. It also naturally has a high fiber content, which is great for regulating bowel movements. You can check out more benefits of hemp seed in this article.
Hemp protein powder ramps up the protein content of hemp, and its powder form makes it easy to add to food. We have lots of ideas on how to use hemp protein powder here, including adding to milkshakes and smoothies, stirring into your morning porridge or mixing into brownies. Hemp protein powder comes in different flavors, which makes adding to food even easier.
How to Choose the Right Hemp Protein Powder
You need to look out for the following things on hemp protein powder packaging to ensure you are buying the best product. Nutritional information is usually given per 30g serving. Check the following:
- That there is at least 11g of protein per 30g serving.
- That there is at least 1g of fiber per 30g serving.
- How much of Omega 3 and 6 there is.
Hemp protein powders come in a variety of flavors. You can usually get a choice from chocolate, vanilla and plain.
Good quality hemp protein powders will be cold pressed. This means that neither heat nor bleaching was used to make the powder, meaning it is purer.
The other checks concern organic and non-GMO certifications. Here’s a breakdown of what each certification means.
Certified USDA Organic - means 95% or more of the product must be organic.
Certified Canada Organic - essentially the same as above but only available for products produced in Canada.
Non-GMO Verified - an extra quality standard that food producers can apply to. If a product is already USDA certified then it does not contain GMO ingredients.
We’ve compared the top 3 hemp protein powders on the market in this simple table. For further comparison, look at each product's profile later on in this guide.
Grams of protein per 30g serving
Grams of fiber per 30g serving
Omegas 3 and 6 per 30g serving
Unsweetened, Chocolate, Vanilla
Certified USDA/Canada Organic
Certified B Corp
Top 3 Hemp Protein Powders
Nutiva Organic, Cold-Processed Hemp Protein is made from non-GMO, sustainably farmed Canadian hempseed. It comes in a 3-pound bag. It has the highest amount of protein of our 3 choices, with 15g per 30g serving. It’s in the middle for fiber, with 8g (Manitoba Harvest has 11g). Unfortunately, its levels of Omega 3 and 6 aren’t known, but it does come in a choice of chocolate or vanilla flavors, which is a good range.
2. Manitoba Harvest
Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Pro Fiber Protein Powder, comes in a 16-ounce tub. While it has less protein than Nutiva, with 13g per 30g serving, this is still a high amount and it has the most fiber, with a whopping 11g. Manitoba Harvest is the only product on our list to give information about its Omega 3 and 6 content, with 2.7g per 30g serving. It also has the biggest choice of flavours, with unsweetened, chocolate, and vanilla all available.
Navitas Organics Hemp Powder comes in a 12-ounce bag and specifies that it is made from cold-pressed hemp seed. Nutritionally it is a bit lacking in comparison to our other two choices.
Navitas contains 13g of protein per 30g serving, just like Manitoba Harvest, but only 7g of fiber. No information is available on the amount of Omega 3 and 6 and it is only available in unsweetened flavor.
Thanks for reading this guide to the best hemp protein powders. We think the best all-rounder, for nutritional content and choice of flavors, is Manitoba Harvest. Hopefully, we have provided enough information for you to be able to make your own choice of which product to buy.
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