Hemp Products | Bulk, Wholesale, Private Label, White Label
When one hears the word “hemp”, a flurry of questions come to mind—is hemp just another word for marijuana or is it different? Is it legal to use? Will using hemp be beneficial for my health?
Here’s the truth: both hemp and marijuana come from the same genus. But although they are part of the same species, there are differences between the two.
Like marijuana, hemp comes from the Cannabis genus and is a part of the species, Cannabis sativa. But unlike marijuana which has a high THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and is bred specifically for its potent resinous glands (the thing that makes a person intoxicated), hemp has a low THC and is grown for a variety of purposes—military-grade fabric, rope, durable paper, ointment and plastic manufacturing and for the nutritional benefits it offers. An ancient crop that originated from Central Asia, hemp—or industrial hemp as it is sometimes called—has been domesticated by man for thousands of years. The earliest hemp artifact dates as far back as 8,000 BC. Aside from industrial and medicinal purposes, hemp, especially its seeds and flowers have been used by humans in nutraceuticals, body care and health foods.
Because it has exceptional health benefits, it’s no wonder hemp is gaining popularity in the health food industry.
The seeds of the hemp plant or “hemp heart” as it is often referred to, is rich in essential fatty acids (about 30%)—Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids—that promote heart health and maintaining normal blood cholesterol levels in the body.
Oil obtained from hemp is also an excellent source of amino acids compared to meat, eggs and soy so it is a key food choice for vegans, vegetarians and for those who simply want to eat healthy.
Organic hemp protein can also be extracted from the plant as it contains over 25% of calories from high quality protein. That amount is quite high compared to other health foods such as flax seeds which contains only 16 to 18%. Organic hemp protein helps in the production of antibodies, is highly digestible, and does not have the dietary intolerances of other plant-based proteins like soy and wheat.
If you want to get the most nutrients and benefits out of hemp, then the raw material used in the hemp product must be of the highest quality. We source our hemp seeds from leading producers of hemp in Europe.
We source and focus on only one raw hemp material. This means we have become highly specialized in every step of its production, processing, storage and packaging.
To start with, our European hemp seeds are only harvested once they have matured and have reached a sheen characteristic of a fully developed crop. They are then removed from the plant and carefully selected. After the selection process, the seeds are cleaned of any unwanted particles. The hemp seeds are dehydrated in air driers with temperatures that do not exceed 35 degrees Celsius to retain their nutritional content. The seeds are sorted to determine which ones will be made into oil, raw hemp protein powder or shelled hemp seeds.
We are proud to say our hemp products have retained not just the nutritional value inherent in hemp, but also its natural aroma and flavour. Our hemp products have a mild yet distinct nutty taste which can be added to smoothies, salads, baked goods, in salads and more.
The crops grow and re-grow very quickly—approximately just 100 days to reach maturity—and so, we can consistently supply raw hemp protein powder, organic whole, shelled/hulled hemp seeds from both Europe and China.
Impact Foods can also deliver these products in bulk, private label and white label to the UK and all over Europe. We can handle anything from 25kg orders to full container loads.