Modern Uses of Industrial Hemp: Seeds

Hemp Seed: The hemp seed contains only trace amounts, less than 10 parts per million, of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana.

Hemp Nut


The hemp seed is one of nature’s most perfect sources of nutrition. The hemp seed contains up to 25% high-quality protein with all eight essential amino acids, including Omega 3 and Omega 6, in the correct proportions for the human body’s needs. Hemp seed is beneficial for people with nutrition-blocking diseases such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

  • Health Bars
  • Bread
  • Granola
  • Ice Cream
  • Milk
  • Cereal
  • Protein Powder

Seed Cake: After pressing the hemp seed for oil, the remaining solids are still very nutritious for both humans and animals.

  • Protein-Rich Flour
  • Animal Feed



Hemp Oil


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The Essential Fatty Acids found in hemp oil act as the lipids in the membranes of all body cells, help avoid the build-up of plaque in the arteries, and are beneficial to the immune system. Hemp oil has a delicious nutty flavour.

  • Salad Oil
  • EFA Food Supplement
  • Margarine
  • Sauté Oil


Hemp oil is rich in Essential Fatty Acids and gets absorbed through the skin, replenishing the lipids that have been damaged by the sun or dry air. It does not leave an oily residue on the skins surface.

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Hand Cream
  • Cosmetics
  • Lip Balm

Technical Products

Hemp oil is known for penetrating into wood and leather and preserving it, and is good as a “drying” oil in paints and inks. Hemp oil is also a non-toxic alternative to many petro-chemical products.

  • Leather Care
  • Oil Paints
  • Solvents
  • Varnish
  • Lubricants
  • Printing Ink
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Coating


Hemporium has pioneered hemp building in South Africa, starting with “The House that Hemp Built” in Noordhoek Cape Town in 2011.

This house is a showcase for hemp products and includes hempcrete walls, hemp chipboard, hemp insulation, hemp carpets, curtains, couches and more.

We have since been involved in 4 more buildings, including a Soup Kitchen in Khayelitsha.

Hempcrete is the “better than zero carbon” building system. For more information please visit the “USES” section or click HERE for an article on the original house.

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