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Hempseed Oil, Pressed

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION: Hemp (cannabis sativa L.) was already cultivated in China well over 6,000 years ago and widely spread in Europe since the 8th century BC. Hemp cultivation in Europe and America was a domain a classical farming before the World Wars. The more than four meter high stalks produce long and strong fabrics. The seeds contain around 26-35% oil which is a brownish-yellow, green-yellow or dark-yellow color with a seedy mild and slightly hay like odor and taste. The oil is purely mechanically pressed at low temperatures and in a final step mechanically filtered. There is no after treatment (desodorization, refining).


Density (20C) 0,923-0,927

Refractive index (20C) 1,4751-1,479

Acid value max. 5,0

Iodine value 150-170

Saponification value 189-194


Fatty Acid Composition:


Palmitic acid C 16:0 4 8 %

Stearic acid C 18:0 1 - 4 %

Oleic acid C 18:1 9 18 %

Linoleic acid C 18:2 50 65%

Linolenic acid C 18:3 14 25 %

Linolenic acid C 18:3 max. 4%

Parinar acid C 18:4 max. 1,5 %

Arachidic acid C 20:0 max. 1,5 %

Gadoleic acid C 20:1 max. 1,0 %

Behenic acid C 22:0 max. 0,6 %

Others max. 1,5 %


Storage: Light protected, at constant temperature, not above room temperature, in tightly sealed containers (nitrogen blanketed).


Usage: The high content in unsaturated fatty acids (mono-unsaturated around 15% and poly-unsaturated about 75%) makes Hemp Oil one of the especially valuable light natural oils (salad, raw vegetables). The cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries value Hemp Oil increasingly for its fatty acid composition (y-linolenic acid) as well as the positive image. Hemp Oil possesses drying properties and is thus used in the manufacture of printing and oil paint.