Recycle Expired Food Grade Hemp Seed Oil

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Everything you need to know about Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil is obtained from hemp seeds or cannabis sativa plants. Just to be clear, it is not the same as oils from Cannabis flowers but it comes from just the seeds of the hemp plants. Unrefined and cold pressed hemp oil is dark to light green in color with a bit of a nutty flavor but when it is refined it loses its color and becomes flavorless. 

Hemp oil comes directly from food grain strains of hemp and therefore there is not much risk of intoxication from the oil. According to Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, hemp seed oil contains less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the principal psychoactive element in cannabis plants. So, there is not at all any risk of getting ‘high’ after consuming this oil. The manufacturing process cleans the hemp seeds up to 99% which removes almost all the THC from the seeds. But they still have a huge amount of nutrients, bioactive compounds and fatty acid which makes hemp oil totally healthy both for skin and cooking.

In this article, you’re going to discover all the nutritional value and health benefits of this oil. You’re also going to learn how to dispose of old hemp seed oil and how to recycle expired food grade hemp seed oil.

Nutritional value

Hemp oils are a source of important nutritions and are considered as SUPER FOOD. They contain about 76% polyunsaturated fat including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Hemp seed oils also contain protein, fiber and are a great source of antioxidants which helps to improve our heart, skin and joints.

Nutritional compounds hemp oil contains are-

Protein

Every 30 grams of hemp seed contains approximately 9.46 grams of protein. Hemp oils contain all nine amino acids which are the building blocks for protein. One of the amino acids which is called arginine helps to keep the heart fit. Only a few plant-based foods contain this much amount of protein therefore hemp seeds can be a great addition to the diet chart of a complete vegetarian.

Unsaturated fats

As mentioned above, refined hemp seed oils contain a huge profile of polyunsaturated fats including omega-3 such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and omega-6. Fatty acids are crucial for human health and greatly benefit in the long run. Our body needs the right amount of fats which hemp seed and hemp oil contains in the correct ratio. They are also very low in saturated fats and trans fats which makes them a perfect addition to promote a balanced diet.

Fiber

When it comes to weight management and stabilizing blood sugar levels, there no better option than consuming lots fiber. Consuming about the amount of fiber everyday reduces appetite therefore helps in balancing weight. Fiber also promotes the health of the gut.
Hemp seed oils are a good source of fiber. Every 30 grams of hemp seeds and hemp oils contain about 1.2 grams of fiber which makes them a perfect for health management.

Minerals and vitamins

Hemp oils contain vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium. They are also rich in iron, zinc, and vitamin B. 

Health Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil

Research shows regular consumption of hemp seeds has a wide range of health benefits-

Pain relief

Hemp seed oil is widely used as  pain relief. People who suffer from pain, especially from inflammation and don’t want to take any over the counter medicine, turn to hemp oils as a natural solution. Some of the research shows, CBD (one of the main compounds in hemp seeds) has a great potentiality as a treatment for pain relief. 

Releases muscle tension

Both CBD and fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body which helps greatly in releasing stress and tension in the muscles. Rubbing hemp oils on tight muscles can help them to relax and release tension.

Protects the brain

Hemp seed oils contain antioxidants and high levels of necessary fatty acids such as Omega-3 and Omega-6 which are valuable elements to keep the brain healthy. Hemp oils reduce anxiety, depression and help to relax. Research shows, Omega-3 has a good potentiality in improving brain power as well as memory. Consuming a decent amount of hemp seeds of hemp oils may reduce memory loss in old age.

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Hemp oils in cooking

Though hemp seed oil is full of nutrients such as fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants etc. it shouldn’t be used in cooking at high temperatures. It has a really low boiling point and it’s usually 332°F. If you heat up hemp oils at high temperature, it will smoke, change the taste and deplete the nutrients. Hemp oils may tolerate a little bit of heat (up to 442°F) as long as it’s at a Lukewarm temperature.

Here’s three delicious ways to put hemp seed oils in daily cooking-

Salad dressing

Hems oils can be a great additional base for salad dressing. Because of its many benefits and health value, you can add a decent amount of oils on your salad

In baking, grilling or marinating

Hemp oils have low smoke point which makes them perfect for anything that’s slow cooked. While marinating your chicken, or preparing a dish that is either baked or grilled, you can use an appropriate amount of hemp seed oil.

In shallow frying

Hemp seed oils are suitable for deep frying because of their low smoke point. But you can use them in shallow frying. Because of their nutritional value and a nutty taste they are perfect for cooking seafoods like prawns. To give the dish a bit extra something, you can use them on dressing as well.

Does hemp seed oil go expired?

Consuming expired hemp seed oil may not harm your health that effectively  but it degrades and loses potency. Its better that you don’t consume this oil when after its lifespan is over. Typically, well store hemp seed oil may last up to 14 months before they starts to loose its value.

Recycle Expired Food Grade Hemp Seed Oil

Used cooking oils can be a problem to deal with for restaurant owners. There’s no option of not using healthy cooking oils as hemp oils in dishes. But treating them properly, after they are being used is also very important. Fortunately, they can be recycled into various useful products such as animal feeds.

When it comes to used cooking oil collection, there is no better option than TGC. We collect and recycle UCOs from commercial kitchens all over California. Call us today to book your schedule. We’re available 24/7.

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