Hemp is a unique plant – however, it remained unprofitable and forgotten for a period of time. Hemp and hemp seeds have been used for thousands of years in various cultures, as traditional medicine and as a food supplement. Only a few years ago, the cultivation of hemp was legalized in Lithuania, leading to a rebirth of this plant in our country. Overall, the number of hemp crops is currently increasing worldwide, as hemp is being successfully processed and converted into useful, as well as extremely customizable products. This modern, ecological, universal and environmentally-friendly raw material is now used in various fields ranging from culinary arts to textiles, and from construction to the automotive industry.
about 50 thousand different products can be produces from hemp and hemp fiber,
including those for the food industry, cosmetics and even high-tech products.
- they are ecological and environmentally - fiendly.
- they are usefull not only for human beings but also fo nature
- we care about the production and future of our environment.
Hemp seeds contain more than 30% oil,
and above 30% protein – twice as much as is found
in linseed or chia seeds.
Hemp seeds – a superfood
Hemp seeds are very valuable food. The nutrition and health characteristics of this product are described by the following claims:
Without added sugar (this product contains natural sugar), hemp seeds are low in sodium/salt, while being high in fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, polyunsaturated fat, unsaturated fat, and are a source of vitamin E.
Protein contributes to the growth and preservation of muscle mass, as well as to the maintenance of normal bones;
The replacement of saturated fat with ALA, linoleic acid and unsaturated fat in foods contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels (the beneficial effect can be obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of ALA / 10 g of linoleic acid, as well as mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fatty acids that are unsaturated fats);
The reduced consumption of sodium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure;
Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
- revive the soil – when the plant matures and the seed grows, the fallen leaves will naturally fertilize the soil and prepare it for further sowing;
- clean the air – hemp crops absorb 4 times more carbon dioxide (CO2) than trees;
- are very productive – a 1 hectare field of hemp produces as much valuable fiber as is received from 4 hectares of forest and a 2 hectare field of cotton;
- pesticides and herbicides that are harmful to the environment are not used, since hemp plants are resistant to many diseases and pests.