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 Post subject: Is hemp powder from Holland and Barratt normally bitter?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:31 am 
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Or do I just have a duff batch? Unless my raspberries had a maggot in them, the hemp powder was the only thing that could have made my smoothie taste bitter. I don't find hulled hempseeds have the same problem but maybe there's a cushioning layer of fat with those?

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 Post subject: Re: Is hemp powder from Holland and Barratt normally bitter?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:11 pm 
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What brand is it?

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 Post subject: Re: Is hemp powder from Holland and Barratt normally bitter?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:02 pm 
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I thought it was an H&B own brand, but now looking at the tub it's 'Good' brand 100% Natural Hemp Protein.

It's not completely inedible, I just wasn't expecting it. I'm going to try with more banana in the mix.

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 Post subject: Re: Is hemp powder from Holland and Barratt normally bitter?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:29 pm 
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Oh that's the kind I got! I haven't tried it yet, will let you know.

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 Post subject: Re: Is hemp powder from Holland and Barratt normally bitter?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:25 pm 
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I have that brand. It doesn't taste bitter to me, more grassy. I've only had it in banana smoothies so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Is hemp powder from Holland and Barratt normally bitter?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:46 am 
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I think bananas help. At the moment I'm trying it in a sort of warm pudding of dried apricots, a banana, soya milk and a couple of squares of dark chocolate and it's acceptable like this. I might even say that this is pleasant!

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 Post subject: Re: Is hemp powder from Holland and Barratt normally bitter?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:06 pm 
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Is there a reason for eating hemp powder? I mean, does it have some particular ace properties that are difficult to get elsewhere?

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 Post subject: Re: Is hemp powder from Holland and Barratt normally bitter?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:07 pm 
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Nothing you can't get elsewhere, I don't think. It's obviously a good source of protein, but also has a good balance of Omega 3 and 6.

I'm embarking on a made-up anti-inflammatory diet to try and help my osteoarthritic symptoms, and one of the things I'm going to try is cutting out wheat, which is where I currently get a good proportion of my protein. I also get quite a bit from soya and other legumes, as well as nuts, but not quite enough.

Also, I bought some horrifically expensive vegetarian glucosamine (because there are some dubious studies indicating it might help joint repair, and I'm a sucker), and Holland and Barratt had a 'buy one get one half price' offer on which I thought it would be silly not to take advantage of if there was anything else I might like to try. I probably wouldn't have bought it at full price.

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 Post subject: Re: Is hemp powder from Holland and Barratt normally bitter?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:23 pm 
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Oh! This is the stuff that I just posted about in another thread (Exercise).

How's your experience now with the Hemp protein shake?

I noticed that I started to get smelly, like a weed smoker that's been on a smoking binge all weekend.

It comes out especially when I sweat, so during gym classes and such.

Please tell me you've noticed the same thing!

As to your question, I got the exact same stuff, but it wasn't bitter at all. Just very earthy. Perhaps it was a bad batch?


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