Hemp Seed Oil (First Press)

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Hemp Seed Oil (First Press)

Extra-virgin, cold-pressed hemp seed oil is currently on the market. A nutritionally superior oil, it has been called Nature’s perfect blend of Omega-3 (at 19%) and Omega-6 (at 56%) essential fatty acids. (See other side for details on EFAs.) This ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 EFAs is considered optimum for healthy human nutrition. It also contains Omega-9 (oleic acid, at 11%), Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA approx. 2%), palmitic acid (6.5%), and other important polyunsaturated fatty acids. Of all foods that contain fatty acids, hemp seed oil is the only one that contains both the Omega-EFAs and Gamma-FAs. Because of its high fatty acid profile, it is one of the most digestible and assimilable of foods. Overall, it is Nature’s most wide-spectrum oil. The natural anti-inflammatory effect of GLA helps to improve the condition of skin, hair and nails. Hemp oil can also be used as a topical first aid for wounds and burns, and can also be used for massage, especially in conjunction with fine aromatherapy blends.

Other nutritional benefits of hemp seed oil are antioxidants, carotene, phytosterols, phospholipids, chlorophyll, and various minerals, including calcium, magnesium, sulphur, potassium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc.

The hemp plant (cannabis sativa) has provided humanity with valuable resources of fiber, edible seeds, oil, and medicine for thousands of years. The uses of the hemp plant are simply staggering. Hemp seed oil alone has many, including nutrition, natural health care, cosmetics, wood preservation, lubrication, and soapmaking. Many manufacturers are now using hemp seed oil in various food and cosmetic products. Popular cosmetic uses include moisturizers, cremes, lotions, shampoos, lip balms, soaps, and salves.

Try hemp seed oil for all your gourmet tastes. Unlike other oils that are nutritionally good for you, hemp oil has a pleasant, nutty flavor. It can be used in a wide variety of ways, easily replacing the oil and the butter you have been using. Try it in salad dressings, dips, pestos, and spreads, and as a topping over pasta, rice, potatoes, and vegetables. Also try it over breads, crackers, and bagels. Or take it by the spoonful. Experiment for yourself. Hemp oil blends well with other oils. For chefs, you will find it as versatile in restaurants as it is in the home.

Herbal Products & Development’s extra-virgin, unrefined, organic hemp seed oil is now Canadian. It is made from non-sterilized seeds that are mechanically cold-pressed to assure the finest of quality. Our oil comes fresh-pressed from British Columbia and is immediately put in frozen storage in Washington state. All drums are nitrogen flushed. This light, emerald-colored oil is non-GMO and certified organic. It is available in 8 oz. bottle, quart, and gallon sizes. Manufacturers especially like the 5 gallon bucket size.

We also offer a refined hemp oil excellent for manufacturing purposes, such as making industrial lubricants, machinery oils, fuel, wood finishes, paints, and varnishes. Creative thought will find many new uses for the truly wondrous hemp plant.