What the Hemp?
The Power Plant Potential in a Budding Market
With ongoing legislative changes since the release of the Cannabis Act and controversial consumer perceptions related to cannabis, manufacturers are challenged by the uncharted marketplace that requires continued consumer education and the demystification of the term ‘cannabis.’ As a result, industrial hemp is being held back from making it mainstream—for now.
In a consumer-driven economy where demands for plant-based protein, functional foods, and sustainability are soaring, industrial hemp is on the verge of a major growth phase. After 70+ years of prohibition, the oldest industrial crop in the world is making its way to mainstream following the tailwinds of several growing trends.
At Blendtek, we love hemp as it provides a gluten-free, non-GMO alternative to other plant-based proteins. Suitable for vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians alike, hemp is a nutrient-rich option for anyone looking to boost dietary protein.
Just add hemp. Hemp is available in a variety of formats from seeds (or hearts) to powder to oil. Regardless of your product concept, hemp-derived products can be used across a wide range of applications, including:
- Bakery (e.g. brownies, muffins)
- Sports Nutrition (e.g. shakes)
- Personal Care (e.g. topical treatments)
Let’s team up. At Blendtek Ingredients, our priority is to support your team. From our consulting services and formulation expertise, through to sourcing ingredients within our trusted supply network, we will accelerate the success of your product pipeline by adding hemp products for that additional functionality your customers expect.
Curious to know more?
Talk to us about our hemp products.