Hemp quite possibly is the most incredible, edible, buildable, wearable, usable, renewable plant on the planet! Hemp has a long history with humankind from helping to rig the ships that sailed the oceans and seas, to being used to make the sails that caught the wind to power these might vessels. Hemp comes in two basic varieties. One being industrial hemp and the other being agricultural hemp.
Industrial hemp makes for great building material such as Hempcrete. It also produces good seed for livestock feed. Agricultural hemp is more for making medicine such as CBD tinctures and dietary needs like the super health food, hemp seeds.
Five interesting facts about the composition of hemp:
- Hemp contains a vital building block for life called gamma-linolenic acid which is also present in breast milk.
- There are approximately 10 grams of protein in one ounce of hemp seeds.
- Hemp seeds make a hempsational source for obtaining iron, magnesium, and zinc.
- Omega-3s are found abundant in hemp seed.
- One ounce of hemp seeds provides an average of 77% of the DRV (daily recommended value) of vitamin E.
Five interesting facts about the uses of hemp:
- Growing hemp leaves the soil in better condition than before it was planted making hemp excellent for repairing damaged soil or for use as a rotation crop.
- More than 50,000 products that we use today could be made from hemp.
- At one time in America, you could pay your taxes using hemp as payment.
- Hemp could help save and sustain family farms providing generations to come with stability.
- Hemp has one of the strongest and longest plant fibers on earth making it great for all kinds of things like building stealth fighter bodies, cars, houses, surfboards, and more.
Hempsational hemp could save the planet if we only allow it. By using products made from hemp we can help reduce the environmental footprint we leave behind. For more information on hemp be sure to visit the NIA (National Hemp Association.)