What is Hemp and what is it good for?

September 01, 2015

Written by Brad Irvin of www.hippiebutter.com

Brad Irvin is the Chief Hemp Officer at Hippie Butter, the hemp seed company that offers hemp seed food, hemp seed butter and hemp skin care. Use coupon code BOOSTSUITE™ at checkout to get free shipping.

Humans have been in a hemp habit for thousand of years and for a good reason. Hemp is used for clothes, paper, food, milk, beauty products, hemp products for pets and many more. Seeds from the hemp plant are consider a superfoods and can stop world hunger.

Products made out of hemp seeds are legal in over 35 countries worldwide including the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany and France. Hemp seed (non-viable), hemp seed oil and hemp derivatives can be legally imported, sold and consumed in the USA.

Hemp seeds pack a powerful punch of nutritional benefits. These “superseeds” provide a healthy dose of protein, omega fatty acids, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Hemp seeds are eco-friendly and have a mild, nutty-crunchy flavor. You can eat hemp seeds straight out of the bag, which can be bought at any of the organic superfoods stores. You can also add a happy feeling to your recipes by sprinkling hemp seeds on virtually any dish to give it a boost of green nutrition.

Hemp fiber was widely used throughout history. Items ranging from rope, to fabrics, to industrial materials are made from hemp fiber. Hemp is often used to make sail canvas, and the word canvas derives from cannabis. A modest hemp fabric industry exists, and hemp fibers can be used in clothing. Pure hemp has a texture similar to linen and last much longer than cotton.

Hemp produces more pulp per acre than timber on a sustainable basis, and can be used for every quality of paper. Hemp paper manufacturing can reduce wastewater contamination. Hemp's low lignin content reduces the need for acids used in pulping, and its creamy color lends itself to environmentally-friendly bleaching instead of harsh chlorine compounds.

Dependency on fossil fuels? Unnecessary. Deforestation caused from the production of paper? Not anymore. Ability to replace almost all major nonrenewable raw materials? Absolutely. An excellent source of nutrition with high protein content? Of course! An opportunity to stimulate the global economy out of a global recession? Undoubtedly. Untapped potential in medicinal research and development? I think you get the point. Hemp is the solution to many of our environmental woes.

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