Hempheart, also known as shelled hempseeds, is a versatile & sustainable crop that has been used for centuries for various purposes such as food, fiber, & medicine. In recent years, hempheart has gained attention for its potential as a carbon-positive plant, meaning that it has the ability to sequester carbon from the atmosphere & store it in the soil.
So, how exactly does hempheart sequester carbon & why is it considered a carbon-positive plant?
Firstly, hempheart has a rapid growth cycle, with some strains growing up to 20 feet tall in just 4 months. During this time, the plant absorbs a significant amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. This process involves the absorption of carbon dioxide & the release of oxygen, which not only helps to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere but also provides clean air for us to breathe.
Moreover, hempheart has a deep root system reaching up to 6 feet underground. This deep root system not only allows the plant to absorb more nutrients & water from the soil but also helps to improve soil health & sequester carbon. When the plant dies & decomposes, it leaves behind organic matter that is rich in carbon & other nutrients. This organic matter helps to improve soil fertility & structure, which in turn helps to sequester more carbon from the atmosphere.
Furthermore, hempheart can be used as a sustainable & nutrient-rich food source. It is high in protein, healthy fats, & essential nutrients such as magnesium, iron, & zinc. By incorporating hempheart into our diets, we support sustainable agriculture and promote better health & well-being.
Why does Hark & Zander use this incredible plant?
Hark & Zander is committed to using hempheart in all of our skincare products. Hempheart is a nutrient-rich ingredient that is great for the skin & the environment. Hempheart is rich in essential fatty acids such as omega-3 & omega-6, which help to moisturise & nourish the skin, reduce inflammation, & protect against environmental stressors such as UV radiation & pollution. By using hempheart in our products, we are providing a sustainable & natural solution for healthy skin that is also good for the environment. Hark & Zander is proud to be a unique company that chooses to use hempheart in all of our products, promoting sustainable agriculture & a more eco-friendly approach to skincare.
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