Hemp: Food, Fiber, Fuel, and Medicine
Hemp is an incredible plant with a wide variety of uses from food, to fiber, to fuel, to medicine.
Hemp is no doubt one of the world's most efficient and effective superfoods on the planet! Hemp seeds are the primary source of hemp food that you will find on the market, more specifically hemp hearts. Hemp hearts are simply the raw, shelled product found inside of the hemp seed. These hemp hearts are a great source of Omega-3 & Omega-6 fatty acids and are also high in proteins, which supports immune health, heart health, and gut health! No other food has a more balanced order of protein, Omega-3, and Omega-6 fatty acids to promote brain development and function. Hemp hearts can be a great addition to your kitchen when sprinkled on salads, yogurt, cereal, toast, ice cream, oatmeal, soup, baked goods, smoothies and more!! You can even make your own hemp milk at home with them! It's also not unknown for people to juice hemp's leaves or even go as far as eat the roots!
**Since you loved them so much, our Queen of Hearts Hemp Hearts are currently sold out, but we will let you know as soon as we restock!**
Hemp was originally grown for use as fibrous material to make cloth, textiles, and clothing. Along with its medicinal properties, it is a great, sustainable source for natural textile fibers. Hemp is a dual-crop, meaning that its seeds can be used as a food source, and its remaining biomass (stems, which are composed of long, tough, stringy fibers, and hurd [shiv] which are the chopped up, woody core of the plant) can be used to make rope, textiles and clothing, paper, fiberboard, insulation, and countless other construction materials. Hemp's versatility and wide range of functionality makes it one of the worlds most versatile and sustainable crops. Hemp crops produce nearly 4x as much raw fiber as its equivalent in tree plantations!
Hemp can also be used to make biofuels (fuels made from living materials), primarily ethanol. Its biomass (renewable organic plant material) can also be used and burned for energy. Hemp fuels (along with other biofuels) are much more sustainable than fossil fuels such as coal, gas, and oil. Right now, many biofuels are made primarily from crops like corn. However, this means that the corn grown is either going to be used for food or for fuel. Hemp can be grown and its seeds can be used for food (covered in our previous newsletter) and its remaining biomass, leaves and stems, can be used as a fuel source, making hemp much more sustainable and valuable in this aspect than many other crops.
As well as a great source of nutrition, hemp is commonly known for its medicinal properties which stem from its cannabinoids, primarily the infamous CBD, along with hundreds of other minor cannabinoids. More commonly found are CBG ("The Mother of all Cannabinoids") and CBN. CBG is the start of the chain which all other cannabinoids stem off of. See our cannabinoid synthesis chart here. Hemp's cannabinoids have been known to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, stress, anxiety, seizures/epilepsy, regulate immune system health, stimulate appetite and bone healing/growth, and inhibit the growth of cancer cells. CBN is a cannabinoid that can be used to aid in sleep or help you chill out just a little bit more for the day. Full-Spectrum extract allows for the most medicinal benefits to be passed on to the user whilst being the most complete and unprocessed form of extract. This means minimal energy, waste, and negative impact.
For nighttime use, we recommend our 90:10 CBD:CBN Full-Spectrum Blend