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Hemp Plant Parts & Uses

Hemp Plant Parts & Uses

Did you know there's more to the Hemp plant than we see? The Hemp plant is broken down into three key parts: seeds, leaves, and stalks, each with unique uses. Hemp can be used not only for consumption, but as a raw material for products such as paper, ropes, and clothing.

Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds have endless uses, but they are primarily used for consumption.

Different types of seed consumption use:

  • A source of protein, fiber and amino acids.
  • Can be eaten whole, roasted or cooked
  • Non-dairy Hemp products like milk and cheese.
  • Can be pressed to extract oil.

According the USDA 515011 per 100mg:

  • Energy - 600kcal
  • Protein - 33.33g
  • Total Lipid - 50g
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 6.67g
  • Fiber, total dietary - 3.3g
  • Sugars, total including NLEA - 0g
  • Calcium, Ca - 0mg
  • Iron, Fe - 9mg
  • Potassium, K - 800mg
  • Sodium, Na - 0mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid - 0mg
  • Vitamin A, IU - 0IU
  • Fatty acids, total saturated - 3.33g
  • Fatty acids, total trans - 0g
  • Cholesterol - 0mg

Hemp Leaves

Hemp Leaf

Hemp Leaves are used in multiple ways, besides being used as a smokeable, like hemp seeds and oil, they can be consumed.

Different types of Leaf consumption methods:

  • Juiced into a liquid to blend, cook, or drink.
  • Can be eaten raw such as mixed in a salad.
  • Dry leaves can be infused in olive oil, coconut oil, and even butter.

Hemp Stalk

Hemp Cord

Hemp Stalk although not typically used to consume, can be used as a raw material for a wide range of products.

Different types of Hemp Stalk Use:

  • Used for clothing, rope, paper 
  • Used in construction materials 
  • Used for insulation
  • Used in animal bedding
  • Used for paper


If theres one thing thats for sure, is that there is not only one single purpose of the hemp plant, and there are a lot of opportunities to include hemp in daily lives.

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Julie - March 10, 2021

Great information — thanks for sharing!

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