Hemp

Here you will find information about what hemp is

Composition

Hemp is fantastic because almost all of the plant can be used in many different forms, of which the stalk and seeds are the two most useful.

Stalk

It is composed of the boon and the outer stalk. The boon is the central part of the stalk. Its main use is in construction as an excellent material for insulation.

The outer part of the stalk, also called the bark, contains hemp fiber and has the distinction of being one of the most resistant of vegetal plant fibers, which is why it is used for textiles, rope, paper, insulation, and more.

After separation of the stalk elements, the boon is about 60% and fiber about 30%. What remains is called hemp dust. Even the dust from processing the stem is used for fuel, animal bedding and decorative coatings, evidence that the entire plant is usable.

Seeds

The hemp seed is composed of:
_25% Protein (including essential amino acids)
_30% Carbohydrate (including a large quantity of fiber)
_30% Fat (80% essential fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6, and only 10% saturated fat)
_ fiber, magnesium, potassium, iron, sulfur, calcium, zinc, carotene, vitamins E, C, B1, B2, B3 and B6.

Hemp seeds contain all the essential fatty acids and essential amino acids required by the human body. The human body needs these elements to work properly, but does not produce them so we must obtain them through diet. This makes hemp seed an incomparable nutritional source.

There are two essential fatty acids: omega-3 (including linoleic acid) and omega-6 (including linoleic acid and gamma-linoleic acid). Hemp seed has a ratio of 1 omega-3 to 3 omega-6. This 1 to 3 ratio is considered by health experts as ideal for human metabolism. It lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, and strengthens the immune system.

There are 8 essential amino acids. Hemp seed contains them all: threonine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, phenylalanine, tryptophan and lysine.


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