A: No. You do not need to refrigerate your HEMP HEARTS™ (shelled hemp seeds) - they have a shelf life of up to 1 year, without refrigeration, even after the container is opened. There is enough natural preservative, in the form of Vitamin E, that keeps the HEMP HEARTS™ (shelled hemp seeds) from going rancid, naturally.
Likewise, can hemp seeds go rancid?
Look for shelled hemp seeds in the refrigerated section of natural food stores. Since the oils in hemp seeds can quickly go rancid, they are best kept cool and used quickly. Heating hemp seeds will destroy the nutritional benefits of the fatty acids, so add hemp seeds to foods after cooking.
Can hemp seeds make you fail a drug test?
A. If the only source of the psychoactive THC in your body is from hemp foods, produced from Canadian grown hemp seeds and eaten in reasonable quantities, it is virtually impossible to fail a drug test by ingesting hemp foods due to the fact that THC levels in our products are barely measurable.