Hempseed Protein

Industrial hemp is from the plant species, Cannabis sativa, and has been used worldwide to produce a variety of industrial and consumer products.  Known for its low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”), it is mainly grown for fibre and oilseeds.  Hempseed is highly nutritious, containing approximately 25% protein, 35% oil and high levels of antioxidants.  Often regarded as a “hero ingredient” for its sustainable and nutritional attributes, the potential of hempseed remains underdeveloped and is only beginning to emerge as a valuable source of protein and oil for the food industry.

Burcon has successfully developed  and commercially launched the world’s first high-purity hempseed protein isolate.

Key highlights of Burcon’s high-purity hempseed protein isolate:

  • Unrivaled Purity: Our proprietary hempseed protein isolate extraction and purification/production process can produce a high-quality protein ingredient that contains 95% pure protein, is free from contaminants and has minimal flavor
  • Exceptional Taste and Color: The high-purity hempseed protein isolate boasts an impressive clean flavor profile and off-white color that is expected to enable formulators to create innovative great-tasting consumer products
  • Sustainability: Burcon’s hempseed protein isolate production/extraction and purification process uses hempseed grown and processed in North America, which is known for its minimal environmental footprint, its role in promoting soil health and regenerative agriculture.

Clean Taste

Neutral flavor and aroma

Ease of formulation


Low viscosity




High Purity

Minimum 90% Protein, dry basis

Contains all essential amino acids

Grown & Processed in North America

95% Protein Purity


Neutral Taste & Off-white Color

Gluten- & Allergen-Free Non-GMO

95% Hempseed Protein Isolate is a best-in-class, high-purity, neutral flavor and dispersible hempseed protein ingredient. It is a clean-label protein source that allows for the creation of a wide range of innovative, delicious and nutritious food and beverage products.  Furthermore, it offers a smooth texture and neutral taste ensuring an optimal sensory experience for consumers.


  • Ready-to-Drink Beverages
  • Ready-to-Mix Beverages
  • Dairy Alternatives
  • Baked Goods
  • Snacks and Bars
  • Meat Analogues
  • Sports Nutrition


  • High Protein
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Plant-based