clean hemp seeds
Farmers clean the hemp seeds after harvest and before storage. When we receive them, we clean them again. By using mechanical agitation and aspiration of air, we remove any twigs, dust and other foreign materials.
Dehulling from Seed to Heart.
To remove the hulls, first we crack them – and then mechanically separate them from the white “heart” inside. This “heart” or “nut” is the stored energy to feed a new sprouting hemp plant.
Cold Pressing from Seed to Oil.
We cold press our oil using a mechanical screw press that forces the oil out of the whole seed. The temperature remains below 130˚F and is filtered to remove sediment but not further refined. The resulting oil retains its full flavor, vitamins and minerals.
Cold Pressing, Milling and Sifting to Protein50.
During cold pressing, the oil exits one side of the press and the seed solids, the “press cake” comes out the other side of the press — dry and crumbly, with about only 9% fat. We then mill (grind) this 33%-protein, high-fiber cake to break it up into a flour, and then sift it into 50%+ protein hemp powder (Hemp Protein50) and 23%+ protein hemp powder.