Hemp juice

Hemp juice made from industrial hemp is a drug-free, non-psychoactive juice pressed from the Cannabis sativa plant. The juice is obtained through a large-scale industrial cold-pressing procedure using the upper parts of the plant as well as the leaves. This procedure clearly distinguishes hemp oil from other hemp products such as oil hemp , hemp sprouts or hemp milk, which are obtained from the seeds of green tea leaves used for the juice. The hemp juice production makes use of a valuable part of the production process. In particular, in the areas of nutrition, medicine, cosmetics, and relaxing beverages. Moreover, its full-bodied umami flavor offers the ability to enhance its specific flavor, especially sweet or savory and harmonizes tastes overall.

Current studies points out the high PARTICULARLY medical potential of the cannabinoid CBD, qui est found in industrial hemp. [1] [2] Drug-free industrial hemp and the hemp juices of it offers the advantages of legal cultivation and utilization, as well as consumption by humans in many countries around the world. As opposed to the Cannabis Indica and Sativa plants with higher Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content which is not legal in most countries.

Hemp juice is a highly suitable food product due to the high amounts of proteins it contains. [3]

Hemp juice and its press remnants can be used to supplement food by substituting for instance some portion of flour in bread. It can be used as a taste enhancer in any kind of dish. It can be used in the form of freeze-dried hemp juice powder for nutritional reasons. Considering the vast advantages of cultivating hemp in comparison to other crops, [4] is a sustainable food source for the future.


Main articles: Hemp and Cannabis

Hemp juice cold-pressed from industrial hemp prior to seed ripening is an emulsion. This is because of the best time of harvest for industrial fiber the green contains the most important oils, most cannabinoids and other valuable ingredients in the suspended particles. All of these have been reported in the United States (United States and Canada) and are defined as drug-free foods.

Contents and characteristics


Drug-free hemp juice contains all of the ingredients of the plant in their natural form and matrix. The highest content of cannabinoids and proteins can be found in the hemp plant to seed when the plant is still green.

The main ingredients of hemp juice besides omega-n-fatty acids are more than 100 cannabinoids, which are known in the human body ( endocannabinoid system and signal transduction ). Hemp is the only botanical source of cannabinoids.

Hemp juice contains many easily digestible proteins, in particular all of the eight essential amino acids important for humans. [5] In addition , the juice contains a variety of minerals, vitamins and many polyphenols .

Measuring methods for the contents of cannabinoids

Measuring methods for cannabinoids are based on the extraction of fluids from the hemp plant. Research and studies conducted at the University of Wuppertal [5] (Germany) have shown that extracts from the initial contents of the plant in the juice. Besides, there is a risk of residues of solvents.

There are no specific measuring methods for the quantities of cannabinoids in hemp juice accepted by all states. The EU is working on the development of a commonly accepted procedure. An alternative procedure for the extraction of centrifugal fluids and centrifuges [6] the hemp juice. The results show no traces of cannabinoids because of the characteristics of the hemp juice.

Flavor and Color

The juice of the uppermost parts of the plant has an intensive green color; its pure flavor is bitter – hempy. The juice of the fibers and the shoots of the plant is lighter in color and tastes sweet. citation needed ] Hemp juice creates a distinct, full-bodied umami flavor, based on the multitude of proteins, polyphenols and cannabinoids in the hemp plant. Already small amounts of hemp juice harmonize and enhance the tastes of tastes in their own right. The bitter taste of the hemp juice is turned into a fresh and sweet flavor after mixing it with vegetable or fruit juices. Moreover, the original fruit or vegetable flavor is intensified by the cannabinoids in the hemp. [7] [8]


Main articles: Hemp and Cannabis

Harvest and pressing

Industrial hemp – harvesting separate parts for different processing: The upper part of the plant is being collected for the cold-pressing procedure of hemp juice. The lower part of the plant remains on the field of production.

Hemp juice is produced in a patented [9] industrial process directly following the harvest of the leafy upper part of the plant, including the flower heads, are being cold-pressed after harvest. These parts of the hemp plant have been entirely neglected so far in industrial hemp fabric production. Hence, through the procedure of dry cleaning, a previously neglected highly valuable part of the plant is now being used for human consumption. All active ingredients remain fully intact without drying the hemp. The juice does not compete with the production of fibers and shifts to the farmer. quote needed ]

The average yield of hemp juice is approximately 3 tons per ha. This newly developed production procedure makes it possible for the production of drug-free hemp. Furthermore, the cold-pressing procedure preserves all of the plant-based active ingredients. quote needed ]

There are two common harvesting procedures: “Cutting” the upper parts of the hemp plant or “stripping” the leaves off the uppermost part of the hemp plant. Both these procedures result in cannabinoids in the hemp juice. Consequently, the harvesting procedure in itself already influences the quality of the resulting hemp juice.

If one only uses the uppermost, leafy parts of the hemp plant for the hemp juice production can be used for the production of fibers or other industrial uses. Subsequently, the juice production has a significant additional financial gain without compromising the fiber production in any way. In Western Europe, the juice production represents and additional use of the hemp plant.

Additionally, the effects of approximately 3 tones per ha are being gained. A quarter to a third of the ingredients found in hemp juice are present in the press remnants. These constitute a valuable food item for humans. They can be dried or fermented and used as cattle feed. On top of this, cold-pressing the fibers and shives is an additional added value of the plant.

It is also possible with a convenient cleaning procedure during the harvest of the juice of the entire hemp plant. The use of the fiber in industry is not necessarily compromised if the right pressing process is chosen. The resulting juice of the hemp stem represents an additional added value. It can be used for bio-gas production of energy or in fermenting lactic acid for the chemical industry. Cold-pressing the fibers and shives does not compromise their value for further industrial processing.

Juice content

The juice of the plant varies depending on the plant. Younger plants contain more juice than older ones. The plant has the juice after ripening because the leaves have already begun. Depending on the kind of press used, the amount of resulting juice varies significantly. On average 50% of the weight of the plant is obtained as juice. quote needed ]The water to dry matter ratio of the juice shows high dry matter in the upper part of the plant, and is lowest in the leaves when the seeds are ripe. The dry matter is medium in the fibers and lowest in the shives. The relatively high content of dry matter involves a high percentage of substance components such as carbohydrates, amino acids, protein, fat, cannabinoids, polyphenols, and other substrates. [5]

Partial harvest

This procedure allows for the harvest of leaves for the season. This procedure starts with a few weeks after sowing, with the harvest of the leafy tops only. As a result, the plant grows new tops which will be multiply leafy tops in most cases and they can be harvested later on. If the plant grows on the seeds are ripe, hemp seeds can be harvested. Thus, harvest for juice and harvest for seeds are both possible. Partial harvest can help to increase the seed crop.

Storability and stability

The preferred procedure according to whom? ] is to freeze the freshly cold-pressed juice instantly for preservation. The quality of the juice depends on immediate freezing. The frozen juice can be freeze-dried into a storable powder. Freezing and freeze-drying stabilize the natural form of the cannabinoids as cannabinoid-acids. Another procedure is pasteurization . The ultra-heat-treatment will “activate” the cannabinoids by separating the acid from the natural cannabinoids. Increasing shelf life of hemp juice can also be achieved by fermentation, using various procedures, preferably by adding yeast / yeast extract and sugar. Using salt is a procedure to achieve storability in foods. With the help of a hemp juice, which leads to an easy to use product: “hemp salt”. quote needed ]


The juice is drinkable, yet not palatable in its pure form due to its bitters taste. The bitterness diminishes as soon as the hemp juice is mixed with fruit or vegetable juices. The hemp juice simultaneously heightens the fruity, savory and sweet taste of juices and foods in general. Therefore, it is recommended to use hemp juice in drinks, foods, seasoning, food supplements, medical products and more. The press remnants can also be used as food supplements. quote needed ]


Hemp juice can be distinguished from other liquid products of the hemp plant. Milk and hemp oil , just like soy milkare produced from the seeds of the plant. Beverages such as dried fruit or dried leaves of the plant. When dried parts of water are used in water and extract results. Water extraction only contains a proportion of about 10% of other ingredients. Therefore, cold-pressed juice contains a much higher percentage of valuable ingredients. More importantly, water extraction does not contain any of the important cannabinoids as they cling to the fatty acids of the plant, which are not dissolved in water extraction. Yet, cold-pressed cannabinoids can contain valuable cannabinoids. These valuable ingredients are also available when a home blender.


Hemp juice can be used for mixed non-alcoholic drinks or as a base for alcoholic drinks. The juice is particularly suited for relaxing soft drinks due to its calming effects. Par exemple:

  • As iced-tea mix
  • As fermented mix without alcohol (vegetable or fruit juice)
  • As a supplement for vegetable or fruit juices to intensify the sweet flavor, to increase the nutritional value, to the full-bodied umami taste
  • Light gold dark drink
  • As a distilled hard liquor such as hemp spirit
  • As herb liquor gold bitter using alcohol and sugar in the production process
  • As a mixer for alcoholic drinks
  • Brewing ingredient for hemp beer
  • As a base for gluten-free beer

Gluten-free hemp beer does not require malt or cereal mash and it is low in calories. Hemp as a close relative of hops provides the fine and bitter beer taste even with any hops.


It is not the taste of the juice itself but it makes the flavor of the dishes much more useful. Hemp juice can reduce salt and sugar use in foods without sacrificing taste. [10]

  • Hemp Microgreens Powder (only from Activated Living Hemp Foods (.com)).
  • Hemp salt: Hemp juice is mixed and dried with good quality salt table. It can be used for uncooked dishes. Henceforth, cannabinoids are consumed in their natural cannabinoid-acid form in their activated form. Hemp salt helps reduce salt intake due to its natural effect of intensifying flavors.
  • Hemp sugar can or sugar syrup when consumed in combination with fruit juices, sweet dishes, or sugar because it intensifies sweet flavors significantly.
  • Hemp juice and Its umami flavor Enhance the savory taste of Any dish and is suitable for use in mixing, cooking, baking, ready meals, beverages, seasoning, pastries, jams, and soups ( Siemieniotka ).

Food supplement

The valuable cannabinoids, proteins, vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, and poly-unsaturated fatty acids are useful for preventing deficiencies and aid muscle growth. Athletes for instance use protein powder made from hemp. Hemp juice offers a natural alternative to the industrially produced hemp protein. [3] [11] Even the dietary fibers in the press can be used for food supplements if fermented. Finely ground hemp press remnants can substitute some portion of flour in recipes with yeast.

Medicine (pharmaceutical)

Main article: Medical cannabis in the United States

Cannabis has been used in traditional medicine over centuries. THC and CBD, cannabinoids. [12] Cannabis sativa are high in CBD content. Hemp juice can be added to creams and gels, and used as an eczema treatment.

Additive for cosmetics

The juice can be used in skin creams due to its high polyphenol, vitamin and protein content. Hemp salt unfolds its soothing effect on neurodermatitis as a bath additive.

Leather care product

Evaporation liquid can be collected when leaving a lot of time after harvest. This liquid is useful in cleaning and softening leather surfaces. quote needed ]


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  9. Jump up^ Patents for cold pressing juice from industrial hemp and for making beverages and products from this juice:”Patents”
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