5 Amazing Hemp Products (Other than CBD)
Hemp, otherwise known as Cannabis Sativa L., must be one of the most stigmatized and misunderstood plants on the planet.
And with an estimated 25,000 potential end uses, it is arguably one of the most underexploited resources too.
Luckily, the plant is now going through a period of renaissance, and hemp products are becoming increasingly common. Read on to discover our top 5 amazing hemp products (Apart from cannabinoid supplements).
1. Hulled Hemp Seeds
Hulled hemp seeds, also known as hemp hearts, are simply hemp seeds that have had the hard shell removed.
They are incredibly versatile, nutritious, and delicious! A 1/2 cup serving of hulled hemp seeds contains:
- 25g of complete protein
- 32% of the daily iron intake
- 6% of the daily calcium intake
- 22% of the daily folate intake
- 28% of the daily potassium intake
- 142% of the daily copper intake
- 140% of the daily magnesium intake
- 264% of the daily phosphorus intake
- 38% of the daily selenium intake
- 72% on the daily zinc intake
- Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, E & K
- The perfect ratio of Omega 6 to 3
As you can see, they pack a nutritional punch that is hard to beat with other foods! They can be very useful to incorporate into existing meals, add to smoothies, or blend to create a plant-based cream or vegan cheese. We consume them daily at BROWN’S!
2) Hemp Protein Powder
Hemp protein powder is made by extracting the oils from hemp seeds and then processing what’s left into a powder.
It is a complete protein source with a staggering 50% protein content, making it an ideal protein source for active people following a plant-based diet.
Hemp protein contains similar nutritional qualities to hemp seeds, although it has a much earthier flavor and minimal amounts of omega fatty acids. Its best use is to be mixed into a smoothie/protein shake with some fruit to mask the flavor.
3) Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil is also made with hemp seeds, but with a cold compression method that extracts all of the oil. It is a very easy way to add some healthy fats to your diet.
Unless you regularly eat fatty fish, it is likely that you could do with some extra omega 3 in your diet for optimal health. Luckily hemp seed oil contains plenty of omega fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial compounds such as polyphenols.
It has a somewhat nutty flavor that most people find pleasant and is what we blend our full spectrum hemp extract with to make our potent CBD Oil UK .
4) Hemp Battery
You read that right, hemp fiber is an excellent material for making batteries.
So much so that it has been shown to perform 8 times more efficiently than Lithium-ion, and at a fraction of the cost (approx one-thousandth).
Waste hemp fiber can be cooked into nanosheets that act as superconductors for electricity. This waste fiber is usually destined for landfill, so it’s an excellent way to recycle.
Furthermore, lithium batteries are incredibly resource-heavy to produce, while hemp is one of the best natural carbon conversion tools on earth.
Hempcrete, also known as hemp-lime, is made by mixing hemp fiber with a lime binder.
Unlike most other building materials, hempcrete is actually better than carbon neutral. A building made with hempcrete can sequester more carbon in its lifetime than what would be emitted while constructing the building itself.
This makes hempcrete the ideal building material for eco-homes, which is what every home should be in this day and age.
It also performs very well in terms of insulation, can get stronger over time, and breathes which prevents mold build-up.
These are just 5 examples of amazing hemp products, but there are thousands more! We recommend reading up on the rest so your mind can be blown as was ours.
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