How to Shelling HEMP Seeds

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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How to prepare home-made hulled hemp seeds

How do you remove the shell from hemp seeds, you might be wondering? Then, we have some guidance for you!

While you could always just buy a package of hulled hemp seeds that have already had their shells removed, shelling hempseeds at home requires quite a bit of labor. But if you’re determined to learn how to do it yourself, there are a few items you’ll need first.

What you’ll require is:

  • complete hemp seeds
  • cutting board
  • a mallet, either wooden or rubber.
  • a spotless dish or bucket
  • a sieve with fine mesh
  • Water

The Method

Step 1: Spread out the hemp seeds on a clean, dry hard surface, such as a sideboard in your kitchen.

Step 2: Put the cutting board on top of the hemp seeds.

Step 3: Use the mallet to gently tap the cutting board, moving from one side to the other and down its entire length. Make sure to cover the entire surface area. To crack the shells while preserving the soft inside of the hemp seeds, try not to tap too firmly. Since we’re not aiming to press or grind them into hemp seed oil or hemp milk, some delicacy in the procedure is needed.

Step 4: Add your hempseeds to your bucket of cold water. To separate the shells from the hearts, give them a nice, vigorous stir next. The hearts will sink to the bottom while the shells float to the surface.

Step 5: Use your sieve to skim the hemp seed shells off the water’s surface. Keep the shells, dry them out, and grind them into a powder using a pestle and mortar to make your own hemp flour. You may also add them to your daily cereal to boost your intake of fiber.

Step 6: Pour the water from your bucket through the sieve to collect all of the hemp hearts that have settled at the bottom. Your hemp hearts and shells have now been successfully separated. You may either add the hemp hearts right away to your next meal or leave them out on a tray to dry.

Shelled hemp seeds up close

Hemp seeds that have been shelled are also referred to as hulled hemp seeds, hemp hearts, hemp nuts, or hemp nuggest.

How industrial hemp seeds are deshelled

Keep reading because we’re going to get into the topic of how hemp seeds are processed and de-hulled on an industrial scale, such as with the shelled hemp seeds. Hempiness shelled hemp seeds will be used as an example to demonstrate the procedure to you.

Hempiness shelled hemp seeds are produced in Lithuania in a cutting-edge facility equipped with cutting-edge technologies for processing hemp seeds on a massive scale. Hempiness hemp seeds are farmed in the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania). Their mission is to provide clients with the best 100% organic products available.

Hemp seeds are meticulously branded when they are shipped from farms all throughout the Baltic States so that each batch can be quality-tested and traced back to the farm where it was first planted.

To make sure that only the best-quality seeds are utilized in the final product, the hemp seeds are then washed and sifted. The smaller seeds are initially graded, and the larger seeds are separated from the smaller seeds using sieves. This is done so that the seeds can be separated and used to manufacture additional hempseed food products, such as hemp seed oil, which is made by cold-pressing the seeds of different diameters.

The dehulling process separates the seeds from their hulls (shells) by a number of mechanical steps, including gravity separation and a great deal of vibration. All of this is accomplished via highly specialized equipment created especially for the job. The processing facility takes great care to preserve the quality of the hemp hearts since, of course, they want their finished product to be flawless.

The hulls are delivered to be made into hemp seed cake, which is then processed into hemp flour and hemp protein powder.

Additional tests are performed in-house, and samples are forwarded to outside labs to be analyzed by a third party. These tests guarantee that the hemp seeds’ overall nutritional value, cleanliness, and general quality are up to par.

The shelled hemp seeds are dried and packaged in the process’ final phase so they may be distributed to distributors, merchants, and ultimately the end user.