From different parts of this plant, various products are extracted. These products are used in different domains of industries, medical, nutrition, etc.
We’ve mentioned some uses of this product here.
Hemp foods are made from a type of cannabis plant that is extremely low in THC (the psychoactive component in marijuana). Eating hemp foods will most definitely not get you high. It may, however, deliver your body some fantastic nutritional benefits. Hemp seeds – the main part of the plant used for food – are considered a very nutritious seed. They are a source of vitamins, minerals, and easy-to-digest plant protein and have a good balance of healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids.
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, a 2 tablespoon serving of hemp seeds weighing 20 grams (g) contains:
31 g of protein
75 g of fat
73 g of carbohydrates (including 0.8 g of fiber and 0.3 g of sugar)
14 milligrams (mg) of calcium
59 mg of iron
140 mg of magnesium
330 mg of phosphorus
240 mg of potassium
98 mg of zinc
22 micrograms (mcg) of folate
Hemp seeds also provide vitamin C, some B vitamins, and vitamins A and E.
Fabric, Textiles, and Rope
Hemp can be used to make a variety of fabrics, similar to but more durable than cotton. Hemp is also excellent for making rugs and other textiles. Hemp is the traditional rope fiber due to its flexibility, strength, and resistance to water damage. In past centuries, hemp was extremely important to the Navy, the shipping trade, and fishing because it was used to make ropes, riggings, nets, and sails.
Hemp oil can be used as it is in bio-diesel engines. Methyl esters, or bio-diesel, can be made from any oil or fat including hemp seed oil. The reaction requires the oil, alcohol (usually methanol), and a catalyst, which produces bio-diesel and a small amount of glycerol or glycerin. When co-fired with 15% methanol, bio-diesel fuel produces energy less than 1/3 as pollution as petroleum diesel.
Hemp oil comes from seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp is obtained by pressing hemp seeds. Cold-pressed, unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a nutty flavor. The darker the color, the grassier the flavor. It should not be confused with hash oil, a tetrahydrocannabinol-containing oil made from the Cannabis flower. [wikimedia]
Due to hemp’s high content of beneficial oils and natural emollient properties, hemp is becoming a common ingredient in lotions and many other skins, hair, and cosmetic products. It is a good alternative to the toxic chemicals present in many petroleum-based lotions and cosmetics.
Construction and housing
Hemp-based materials can replace wood and other materials used to build homes and other structures including foundations, walls, shingles, paneling, pipes, and paint.