Hemp is a renewable, reusable and recyclable agricultural crop that can be used as a sustainable solution for thousands of products. In 2017, the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) estimated the total retail value of all hemp products sold in the U.S. at $820 million. Sadly, the majority of raw hemp materials are imported from other countries, with the exception of those currently being grown and processed into products under the 2014 Farm Bill.
Click on the images below to learn more about each component of the hemp plant, and what products it can make!
The hemp seed is a great source of protein, essential fatty acids and essential amino acids. It can also be processed into a number of different products that are healthy for our bodies. This makes it easy to incorporate into your daily diet and beauty routine. See hemp seed breakdown below.
Can be hulled, pressed, or left whole for food or certified for planting
is the nutty, inner core of the hemp seed - often used as a topping
is the outer shell and remains from the hemp seed after it has been pressed for oil
is cold-pressed for foods, or used for industrial purposes like varnish.
The hemp stalk contains the plant fiber and inner woody core, which can produce a number of durable, quality products from building materials to fabric. See the hemp stalk breakdown below.
can be used as biomass, or processed into hurd and fiber
is the inner woody core of the stalk left after stripping the fiber
long, bast fibers surrounding the woody inner core of the stalk
Some industrial hemp varieties are bred and cultivated to produce high amounts of cannabidiol or CBD. This is the component of the hemp plant that is extracted for oil, and is being studied for therapeutic benefits and is found primarily in the flower of the plant. Hemp flower can also be incorporated into teas and other health supplements.
can be extracted for CBD, or used for teas and other health supplements.
Hemp extracts (CBD)