Hemp Seed, Cake, & Oil
Chanvra Materials is a strong advocate of the nutritional and industrial benefits of hempseeds.
Hemp seeds, while being one of the most beneficial items that can be added to one's diet, are also a very valuable material. Hempseed oil, which is made from pressed hemp seeds, is both a superfood as well as a high value industrial material. As a cosmetic, hempseed oil is known to firm and soften skin, while stimulating cell repair. Industrially, hempseed oil can be used for lubricants, paints, inks, fuel, plastics, & more. When hempseeds are pressed for oil, a natural byproduct is produced which is called hemp cake, or hemp meal. High in protein and a great animal feed, hemp cake is a multi-functional material with many applications.
We promote the Herbacious Hemp brand, which is a collection of hemp seed, cake, & oil products grown by a co-op of small Canadian farmers.
We manage the distribution of these high Quality products in the USA. Contact us below to learn more about ordering / selling these products.
Hemp Seed Products
Whole Cracked Hemp Seeds
The best way to consume hemp seeds is whole- meaning in the shell. Ideally, one would consume living, viable hemp seeds, since living foods are best for our body. However, due to the regulations surrounding viable (plantable) hemp seeds, living hemp seeds can be hard to come by in large and affordable quantities. Our solution is to offer whole cracked hemp seeds, which are not viable but which still contain the beneficial hemp shells, and their associated minerals and fiber.
Since whole cracked hemp seeds are somewhat tougher to consume raw than hulled hemp seeds (see below) many prefer to lightly toast their whole cracked hemp seeds, and add a small amount of salt. When feeding to animals, whole cracked hemp seeds are a perfect choice.
Hulled Hemp Seeds
Ideal Consumed Raw for Humans
Hemp Seed Oil has been used as a food and medicine for at least 3000 years in China, and has recently become available in specialty food shops throughout Europe and North America. The recent availability of Hemp Seed Oil in Western cultures has led to an anecdotal reports of improved health after use. In most cases, noticeable healing of chronic skin problems begins within 2 weeks after initiating regular use of Hemp Seed Oil.
Thicker, and thus stronger, hair and nails have also been observed after longer periods of regular use. Hemp Seed Oil is valued primarily for its nutritional properties as well as for the health benefits associated with it. With a complete source of all essential amino and fatty acids, Hemp Seed Oil is a complete nutritional source. Another antioxidant in Hemp Seed Oil is tocopherol, which is known to be beneficial against degenerative diseases, such as atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's. Among other benefits, Hemp Seed Oil, has also shown positive effect on dermatological diseases and lipid metabolism (the process by which fatty acids are broken down in the body). Hemp Seed also has high levels of vitamin A, C and E and β-carotene, and is rich in minerals; phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulfur and calcium.
Cold pressed hemp seed oil features a light, nutty taste and can be used in a wide range of recipes including: Sauces, dips, marinades and salad dressings. It also works beautifully added to protein shakes and smoothies. Hemp seed oil is a natural plant based, whole food, that can be used in your daily recipes, consumed on its own as a food or dietary supplement or applied topically as a moisturizing oil on its own, and can be added to your pets diet mixed with their meals, used on coat & skin.