Master plant: Cannabis sativa var. indica L.
Cannabaceae (Hemp family)
The hemp belongs to the oldest cultivated plants on earth. China, Russia and Romania are known to be the countries of origin of the hemp plant. Hemp was already used in China 2,000 B.C. as a remedy. Many countries prohibit nowadays the cultivation of hemp because of misuse in the past. During recent years however this valuable remedial plant experiences a revival and cultivation of specific species (less than 0.3% in THC) is promoted again.
PREMIUM organic hemp oil comes 100% from Austria and it is Demeter certified.
Demeter stands for biodynamic cultivation and guarantees responsible treatment of the product at all stages of production.
Characteristics and subtances:
The valuable hemp oil is produced of the hempseeds. The oil is first cold-pressed with subsequent filtration. This dark yellow to dark green oil posseses a malty flavor and a slight nutty aroma.
The main components of the hempseed oil are linoleic acid (up to 53%), alpha-linolenic acid (up to 24.3%), oleic acid (up to 12.6%), palmitic acid and stearic acid (up to 10.4%). Hempseed oil contains therefore more than 80% in essential fatty acids.
Hemp oil is a valuable edible oil due to its high concentration in unsaturated fatty acids. Therefore hemp oil belongs to the top group of the best vegetable oils. Since the smoke point is 165 ° C, it should not be used for frying. The hemp oil is excellent for steaming. Due to the nutty taste ideal for preparation of salads, dressings, marinades and spreads