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.
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
- Ice Cream
- 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
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
- 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.
- Hand Cream
- Lip Balm
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
- Printing Ink
- Diesel Fuel