The Hemp plant is not only one of the oldest cultivated plants, it is also one of the most versatile, valuable and controversial plants known to man. The industrial Hemp plant has a long history, which has proven its innate worth and its stalks and seeds can serve as raw material for an exciting array of many diverse products. The plant’s Latin name “Sativa” means “useful Hemp” and it definitely measures up to its name!
The potential contribution of the Hemp Seed to human nutrition is gaining world wide recognition. Like no other plant resource, the Hemp seed has both a high content of easily digestible, complete protein and a rich endowment of oil providing the most favourable ratio of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) required for proper human nutrition. In addition, the Hemp Seed provides a significant contribution of Gamma-Linolenic acid which has potential therapeutic efficacy.