Hemp Extracts vs Hemp Seed Oil
The hemp market is booming and the energy surrounding legal hemp is gaining momentum. This raises some questions in terms of which parts of the hemp plant contains CBD and which parts do not. We’ll cover some basic points to consider when you’re considering hemp oil for everyday use. Hemp extracts and hemp seed oil have very little to do with each other. In fact, other the the word ‘hemp,’ there are no common denominators.
When it comes to hemp extracts, an educated consumer will be looking for CBD content. CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the main drivers behind the hemp boom. Hemp extracts containing CBD is derived from specific parts of the hemp plant. The flowers, stalks and leaves contain the highest levels of CBD. The manner in which hemp plants are grown is also taken into consideration.
Hemp plants that produce the highest levels of CBD are female. These female plants have been segregated from male hemp plants to avoid pollination. This allows the female plants to produce larger flowers and ultimately a higher concentration level of CBD. When the CBD is full-spectrum, it contains a number of other cannabinoids present in hemp.
Hemp Seed Oil
Now, let’s talk about hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil is produced differently than hemp extract. It is traditionally cold pressed directly from the seeds of the hemp plant. Cold pressed oil should be familiar to you if you have ever cooked with olive oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, etc. Remember when we talked about female hemp plants avoiding male hemp plants? The opposite holds true here. In fact, the more hemp seeds there are to cold-press, the better.
There are more nutritional benefits in hemp seed oil. Hemp extracts may have a higher level of medicinal benefits. We recommend you read the label carefully to make sure you are selecting the right hemp oil. Hemp seed oil can be a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. It has a unique taste that may mirror something ‘nutty’ depending on your taste buds. Hemp oil is often used instead of vegetable oils in dressings and sauces for health conscious individuals.
There is no doubt that both hemp extracts and hemp seed oil have benefits. If you’re looking for a higher level of CBD oil, hemp extract is the answer. If you’re looking for an oil with a higher level of nutritional benefits with good flavor, hemp seed oil is the answer in this case.