Hemp Processing and
|| Whole Hemp Seeds
Available in sterilized,
toasted, roasted and fractionalized (cracked) forms, they are rich in
protein, vitamins and minerals. They can be cold-pressed for oil, or
hulled to expose the seed meat. Hempseeds are the only edible seeds
with gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
Hulled Hemp Seed
Hemp seed is a highly
nutritious source of protein, better tasting and more digestible than
Whole hemp seeds
can be toasted for snack food or ground into flour. Hulled hemp seed
are a healthful component of baked goods, snack and protein bars,
granola, sauces and dips.
hulled hemp seeds can even be processed into milk, cheese, ice cream,
margarine and other foods. Most bird seed contains hemp seed and it
makes an excellent ingredient in many pet and animal foods.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp also produces an oil
seed that contains between 25 - 35 % oil by weight, which is high in
essential fatty acids. Cold-pressed, unrefined hemp oil is light green,
with a nutty grassy flavour.
It is a superb
nutritional suppliment for EFA and imparts a desired flavour into
dressings, dips and spreads. Its can be combined with or used in
replacement of olive,walnut and safflower oils for cooking and eating.
Refined hemp oil is clear
with little flavour or nutrients and has been widely used in body care
products, lubricants, paints and industrial uses. Antimicrobial
properties make it an ideal base for soaps, shampoos and detergents.
Hemp Seed Meal
Even after the
hemp seed has been crushed for oil, the remaining product still
contains 25% protein and is an excellent source of dietary fiber - it
still remains a very appropriate food ingredient and nutritional
supplement for people and animals. And it can be used to brew beer.