Hemp is one of the most versatile and potentially revolutionary crops on the planet, but it’s got a bit of a bad rap over the last century as its high-inducing cousin, cannabis, has been cracked down upon in laws right around the world. But as attitudes towards cannabis change, so is hemp receiving a much-needed boost in popularity. Ten times lower in THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol, the mind-altering ingredient in marijuana) than its smoked relative, hemp is a safe and beneficial crop hailed as a true health food hero. Hemp seed oil is packed with a host of good ingredients: it’s high in vitamins A, C, and E, rich in beta carotene, omega 3, 6, & 9, protein, and carbohydrates, and it’s filled with minerals and fibre.
The Uses and Benefits of hemp seed Oil
Hemp seed oil is pressed from the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant, and has a glut of gastronomical uses and a whole host of health benefits.
- 1 tablespoon of hemp seed oil contains 94% of the daily recommended intake of Omega 3
- Hemp seed oil can be used in place of other culinary oils, and is higher in omega 3, 6, & 9 than any other
- It can be used in place of olive oil for dressing, dipping, and cooking, and contains half the saturated fat
- There are absolutely no trans fats in hemp seed oil
- Just 10 ml hemp seed oil contains as much GLA as 6 Evening Primrose Oil capsules, so you can cut down on supplements
- It can be used as a contributory treatment for ADHD, cardiovascular disease, and rheumatoid arthritis
- If you’re looking to improve the health of your hair and skin, to reduce cholesterol, and to improve your immune system and joints, then hemp seed oil is the answer!
Hemp seed oil Nutritional Information
This information is accurate for GOOD OIL, produced here in the UK on a farm in Devon. The seeds are cold pressed, using nothing nasty: no bleaching, no deodorising, and no herbicides or pesticides.
|Typical nutritional values||per 100g||per Tablespoon (10g serving)|
|Energy||3700 kJ/900 kcal|
|Protein||0.0 g||0.0 g|
|Carbohydrate||0.0 g||0.0 g|
|-of which Sugar||0.0 g||0.0 g|
|Fat||100.0 g||10.0 g|
|-of which Saturates||9.2 g||0.9 g|
|-of which Monounsaturates||12.8 g||1.3 g|
|—of which Omega 9||12.3 g||1.2 g|
|-of which Polyunsaturates||78.0 g||7.8 g|
|—of which Omega 3||18.7 g||1.9 g|
|—of which Omega 6||56.6 g||5.7 g|
|—–of which Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)||3.3 g||330 mg|
|–of which Cholesterol||0.0 g||0.0 g|
|Fibre||0.0 g||0.0 g|
|Sodium||0.0 g||0.0 g|
The many other Uses for Hemp:
Hemp grows with astounding ease, and could be a solution to many of the manufacturing problems we face in the world today. With the potential to replace fossil fuels, cotton, and slow-growing timber, it is already used for lots of large scale applications, and has been throughout history: