Cultivating Industrial Hemp
For thousands of years hemp has been used as a domesticated crop. Hemp refers to the non-psychoactive variety of Canabis sativa L and is often referred to as industrial hemp.
Though marijuana and hemp come from the same cannabis species, each is unique in its chemical makeup, cultivation methods, and variety of uses. Known as the ultimate renewable resource, hemp can be cultivated as a raw material and then incorporated for use in thousands of products.
Hemp seeds can be eaten like nuts, ground down and used as flour, or crushed to produce hemp seed oil. In fact, one of my favorite snacks is toasted sourdough bread with peanut butter and thinly sliced banana topped with Nutiva Organic Hemp Seeds. Maybe a touch of honey, yummy!
This post is meant to be a brief breakdown of the benefits of hemp. You are encouraged to do your own research and visit the links provided in the “source credit” area below.
Source credit: Leafly