THE MANY WAYS HEMP IS GOOD FOR THE WORLD AROUND IT.
When it comes to hemp benefits that the whole plant brings to the table, most people think of CBD. Cannabidiol (CBD) may be the current hit of the market, the fact is, this compound is just one of a multitude of possibilities within the whole hemp plant.
As one of the fastest growing crops in agriculture, hemp was one of the first plants to be spun into a usable fiber. For tens of thousands of years, this amazing agricultural commodity has been able to be refined into paper, clothing, food, biodegradable plastics, fuels, rope and building material. In the United States, the growth and usage of hemp was commonplace until the 1900’s. In fact, there was a time when people could pay their taxes with hemp; however, when social stigma and confusion ran rampant, the hemp plant became too socially associated with its genetic sibling: High THC Cannabis.
Unlike its psychoactive cousin – which is only available in select states – hemp must have a THC percentage of .3% or less. This is done through utilizing scientific, genetic practices like those that Hempton Farms has perfected. Thanks to the passage of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, the plant has been rightfully re-classified as the Federally legal agricultural commodity that it is. From the woodsy inner fibers to the edible seeds, Americans are realizing (again) of the many possibilities of hemp for everyone.
HEMP BENEFITS – A MULTITUDE OF POSSIBILITIES…
When discussing hemp’s benefits, it makes sense to start with the seeds. Highly nutritious, hemp seeds are a great source for dietary fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and iron. Hemp seeds are also famous for their optimal ratio of Omega 6 and 3. By hosting an amino acid profile that mimics meats, eggs and soy, the edible hemp seeds have been a health food staple for decades. The seeds can also be pressed to create hemp seed oil. This oil has been utilized in cooking and beauty applications the world over.
Another great truth with hemp is that its abilities in fibrous applications is quite extensive. Rope, fabric and industrial materials alike have been created using hemp fiber. Similar to linen, hemp textiles can be manufactured for a variety of consumer goods that can be enjoyed for years to come.
In building and construction, hemp is found in building materials like hempcrete, insulation and plaster. Another application is adding it to the composite paneling that is often found in the building of passenger vehicle bodies. Brands like the Lotus Eco Elise and the Mercedes C Class are examples where vehicle composites are built with hemp fibers inside.
Naturally, as with any fibrous material, hemp can be made into paper, too. Compared to wood fiber, the pulp from the hemp plant naturally has a fiber that is four to five times longer. This means that hemp has a higher resistance to tearing and a more impressive tensile strength, naturally.
Beyond all of these many benefits, Hemp is also used in water and soil purification as well as in the creation of biofuels. Of course, with so many possibilities and uses, hemp is a crop that is very friendly to the environment.
THE BENEFITS OF HEMPTON…
At Hempton Farms, we are fully engaged with the entire plant. We couple generations of family farming experience with consistent, compliant practices for the betterment of the industry as a whole. From utilizing our proven genetics and agricultural experience, to our consistent execution in harvest and distribution, the Hempton Farms name stands for integrity, quality and consistency.
When looking for brands you can trust, look for those backed by American farms.
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