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The Brave Foundations: Organic Hemp Hearts

Posted by Alex FitzGerald on

Each Overnight Breakfast flavor is built on a foundation of three key organic ingredients; hemp hearts, chia seeds, and gluten free rolled oats. Hemp hearts give Overnight Breakfast a sweet nutty flavor and provide tons of nutritional benefits.

  • Great source of plant-based protein
  • Healthy fats and the essential fatty acids omega-6 and omega-3
  • Earns the ‘superfood’ title with vitamins and key minerals like; vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc.

 

A precious ingredient

Hemp has been cultivated for centuries its high quality fiber and put to use in paper, rope, ship sails, and cloth. Hemp hearts come from the shelled seeds of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. Unlike it’s marijuana cousin, hemp and in turn hemp hearts contain only trace amounts of psychoactive THC. If there is a downside to organic hemp hearts, it’s the high price they command. We at Brave think the nutritional benefits and the responsible farming practices our farmers take makes it well worth the cost. 

 

Organic Hemp Hearts sourced from River Valley Specialty Farms

When we met the brother-sister team from River Valley Specialty Farms in Manitoba, Canada we were blown away. James and Kristen are true forward thinkers in the regenerative organic farming space. 

Beyond just avoiding synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides, James and Kristen incorporate the following practices to ensure the highest quality soil on their farm:

  • Minimal tillage 
  • Crop diversity
  • Keeping living roots in the ground
  • Cover crops 
  • Animal grazing 

These principles track closely with the Regenerative Organic Certification program and the Five Principles of Soil Health. Soil health is an incredibly large and important topic that we plan to cover more in the future as it will become more and more a part of the conversation around human and planet health. In short (and we mean very short), healthy soil means healthy food , means a healthy world. Or, as Kristen herself put it “good soil health means sustainable and healthy agriculture”. 

Brave is proud to partner with a farm like River Valley which has been an early adopter of regenerative organic practices and in turn is able to provide us all with delicious, nutritious, transparent and sustainable ingredients like organic hemp hearts.

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