Latvian hemp seed butter

Submitted by Andris


1 part Hemp seeds (available at Aherns)
1 part Butter
Salt to taste


Roast the hemp seeds in either a pan or griller until brown.
Don't over cook otherwise they will burn and be bitter.
Grind the roasted seeds by hand by Mortar and Pestle or I've also heard that using a coffee grinder works too. This releases the oils. Over grinding can also make it bitter.
I use a spoon and a bowl to mix with the butter. Add salt to taste.
Easy and tasty!

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Apparently a food that is thousands of years old, has a nutty flavour and is very popular in Latvia. Hemp grows wild in Latvia and there are many folk songs about hemp growing in the garden and the various uses for it.

Very nutritious snack. Contains Omega-6 to Omega-3 essential fatty acids, and a medley of vital nutrients such as Magnesium, Phosporus, Potassium, Zinc, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A and Manganese.

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