What Does Hemp Taste Like?

Wandering through the grocery aisles, I stumbled upon hemp hearts and oil. Curiosity got the best of me, but what does hemp taste like?

Hemp tastes like a combination of, or a mix between, pine nuts and sunflower seeds. Eating hemp products gives a nutty, yet subtle flavor.  However, hemp can taste different depending on its form, who processes it, and where it is grown.

Imagine, actually liking a salad for once because you found hemp oil and spicy hemp hearts. The flavor is so delicious, you can’t wait to add it to your favorite foods.

Not to mention, hemp contains numerous health benefits!

Luckily for you, I’m going to show you how to incorporate hemp into your diet. Your taste buds and your waistline are going to be sizzling with delight. No need to thank me, but do hide your hemp products from your husband. Rather, hide them if you want any left!

Getting Acquainted with the Hemp Taste

Hemp comes in many different products, so the flavor can vary. However, hemp products tend to have a subtle hint of nutty flavor. Therefore, it’s recommended you try a variety of products to see which is your favorite.

Nowadays, there are many recipes out there that will compliment hemp’s nutty flavor. Many people stir hemp oil into soups or toss it into salads. You can even grab a hemp bar or use hemp protein powder for on the go nutrition. 

One review raves about the taste of hemp hearts saying they taste like a mix between pistachios and pine nuts. So if you like nuts, hemp products are for you!

How is hemp used in food?

Hemp products range from hemp hearts, oil, and protein powder. Use hemp products as a cooking ingredient in baking, smoothies, soups, and salad toppings. Adding hemp products to a dish will give food a slightly nutty flavor.

One of the tastiest ways to consume hemp is with your favorite juice or smoothie. However, hemp goes great in a variety of recipes. As with any recipe, you may prefer changing it slightly to your individual taste and texture preferences.  

Hemp comes in a variety of products. Popular hemp products include hemp protein powder, oil, and hearts. How you incorporate hemp into your dish will depend on the product.


Hemp Protein Powder the perfect addition to your favorite treat


Mix Hemp Protein Powder into Almost Any Dish

One great product from Humming Hemp is hemp protein powder. Mixing hemp protein powder with water can be a quick drink that provides you with some much-needed protein. 

It is reported by many that the hemp protein powders are almost, if not totally, flavorless.  Adding hemp protein powder adds to the overall flavor, without being the only flavor you taste. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about overpowering your dish when adding hemp.

The flavor of hemp pairs well in smoothies with blueberries and banana. Hemp protein blends in smoothly, so you do not need to worry about a texture change. 

Drizzle hemp oil as a flavor topper

Hemp oil drizzles on popcorn and salads for extra flavor. Avoid mixing hemp oil with other liquids, because the oil won’t combine well. However, you can combine hemp oil with coconut oil to help facilitate mixing.



Mix the hemp oil with two tablespoons of coconut oil to blend their flavors together. This provides you with a subtler nutty flavor. The combination works well for salad dressings and topping roasted or sautéed vegetables. 

Snack on Hemp Hearts

Hemp seeds or hemp hearts are commonly paired with things like: 

  • Toast 
  • Smoothies 
  • Salad, and more 

You can experiment a bit with hemp hearts, as they are a good topping for many things. Similar to flaxseed and sesame seeds, you can serve it on dishes like poke bowls.

The awesome thing about hemp hearts is they come in different flavors. The diverse number of hemp flavors can spice up any dish. Alternatively, you can snack on hemp hearts right out of the bag.



What foods pair well with hemp?

Hemp pairs well with most foods and can be used in baking, soups, smoothies, and salads. Most commonly, hemp protein powder is mixed into flour for baking. Hemp oil pairs well with salads and fruits.

The following list provides flavors and ingredients that pair well with hemp:

Hemp is most often thought of as an addition in sweet dishes, but it can be used in savory meals as well. You can mix hemp into: 

You can even use hemp protein powder to substitute up to 25% of the suggested flour in baked goods.

Don’t have time to cook? Try Humming Hemp’s Hummingbars. These protein bars are available in five different options, combining various fruity, nutty, and sweet flavors that pack a nutritional punch.

Summary: What Does Hemp Taste Like?

As you can see, hemp has a subtle, but nutty flavor. You might consider the flavor to be a mix between pine nuts and sunflower seeds. The flavor might change slightly depending on where it’s grown, how it’s processed, and how you’re consuming it.



Hemp products are perfect for anyone who likes a nutty flavor. However, hemp products don’t have a strong flavor. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about overpowering your recipes by adding too much hemp.

Hemp comes in a variety of products. Humming Hemp offers oil, hearts, protein bars, and protein powder. Each product can be used differently in your cooking arsenal.

Hemp oil is good for drizzling onto your meals for toppings. You can add it to smoothies, toast, popcorn, and salads. 

Hemp hearts are good for snacking right out of the bag. Alternatively, you can use them as a salad topping.

Our protein powder can be used like any other whey protein powder. Unlike whey, Humming Hemp protein powder is completely dairy free and vegan. Alternatively, we have protein bars which are good for on the go nutrition.

Hemp pairs well with most foods. Use hemp to add more nutrition into your daily routine.



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