Hemp seeds can be processed in many ways and used in different industries. It is used for food and is integrated with a number of skincare and cosmetic products. It can even be used in cabinetmaking, printing and other industrial uses! It seems that human diet is the main destiny of the seeds produced here at the moment. It was traditionally used to feed animals, especially birds. It is said that canaries are so happy to eat it that it makes them sing more than any other seed! Testimonies from people from France, tell us that many of them did not know that the hemp seed was adequate to feed people. In Europe, it is nearly 10,000 tonnes per year of local hemp and Chinese that are used for feeding birds. Being inexpensive and easier to process than fiber, it is not surprising that seed has become one of the most popular parts of the plant in Canada. Today, hemp seeds produced and processed locally are easily available. A little more difficult when we talk about the filasse or the hurds which must often be imported from Europe or Asia.
Hemp seed is rich in a very high quality oil that comes from its cold pressure. The oil content of the whole seed is 25 to 35%, the rest is mainly protein and dietary fiber. In this oil are found substances that have demonstrated nutraceutical and therapeutic virtues, which makes it particularly interesting as a functional food. Its vitamin E content is important. So that only one tablespoon, contains not less than 120% of the recommended daily intake. This vitamin is recognized for its benefits on the largest organ of the human body. Indeed, its use is widespread in skin care products because it has been effective in fighting eczema and psoriasis. It also acts as a non-synthetic preservative to ensure the preservation of natural and cosmetic health products.