Living Harvest's Hemp Protein is the perfect high-performance plant-based whole food. Our Hemp Protein is 100% certified organic, raw, gluten-free, and vegan. It contains all 10 Essential Amino Acids, with 45%-50% protein per serving, a well-balanced ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids, and GLA. Living Harvest was the first to bring an organic Hemp Protein to market in 2002, with our cold, vacuum-milled processing. A rich, raw, nutty taste using only the finest, purest hemp seeds around. To use, mix two scoops or more with fresh juices or your favorite smoothie or shake recipe, for a convenient meal. Also great in soups, cereals or any of your favorite recipes.
About the Brand
In 2001, Charles Holmes and his father, Ken, who was harvesting wild rice with a group of Native Americans near Flin Flon, Manitoba, obtained a grant from the University of Saskatchewan Food Science Center to study improvements to the de-hulling processes for wild rice. The Center's scientists encouraged Charles and Ken to also consider hemp as a possible high protein food source. At the time, no other company was using hemp seed protein for consumer products. It was considered a waste product and was used only as animal feed.
Ken and Charles learned that the hemp seed's balanced composition of essential fatty acids, essential amino acids, and high protein gave them the ideal foundation food source they were seeking. The problem was, how to mill it. Hemp seeds were difficult to process without damaging their sensitive essential fatty acids. "We knew the protein could be made into a viable food product, we just had to figure out how," says Ken. Working with a fellow millwright from Saskatchewan, Canada, he dedicated the next 18 months to engineering a specialized, proprietary milling machine. Their new vacuum friction mill processed the hemp seed at the low temperatures necessary to produce a whole, live food with enzymes and protein intact.
In 2002, Ken and Charles established Living Harvest Conscious Nutrition, Inc., with the goal of creating hemp seed products that maintain the seed's essential nutrients. With the application of their new technology, Living Harvest yielded the world's first organic, live, protein powder made from 100% Certified Organic Hemp Seed. The result was a protein powder with an unusually high protein concentration, over 46%. This proprietary process is still considered unique in the industry.
Today, Living Harvest employs technologies such as Ken's proprietary vacuum friction mill, vacuum food dryers, and cold mechanical presses in the creation of a full line of organic hemp food products. They work in close partnership with the most respected organic farmers and farmer coops across Canada. Living Harvest was also the only company in the industry to have an exclusively organic line of products from day one. They continue to be committed to the Holmes family founding mission--to be purveyors of the finest quality, highest-nutritive, best-tasting organic hemp seed foods available.