Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. This type of hemp plant is produced specifically for food use and has a minimum of the psychoactive substances associated with the Cannibis family of plants. Hemp oil is almost free of THC, and it has no psychoactive properties.
The hemp plant is really quite remarkable – its seeds can be used for food or oil, its fibers can be used for clothing, rope, carpeting and other industrial uses. It grows abundantly without the use of pesticides and can thrive in poor soil.
Nutrition: Hemp oil is one of nature’s richest source of essential fatty acids and is a rich source of Gamma Linoleic Acid. Hemp Seed Oil offers a good balance of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids (3.75 to 1).
Uses: Hemp oil makes a great addition to blended soups and smoothies and can be used in salad dressings as well. Make sure to keep hempseed oil refrigerated as it can go rancid quickly in the heat.