China reportedly produces 80% of the worlds Industrial Hemp Seed production, both whole (raw) and hulled. Hulled or hulling is simply removing the outer crunchy raw shell from the inner seed. OMD Are working hard here in Australia, particularly Tasmania on producing the very best.
Australian production is tiny, but growing! We diligently contract with growers, encouraging, motivating, pleading, pay a fair price, basically whatever it takes to create a win for all.
Organic Markets Direct contract with a Hemp Grower Cooperative in Tasmania. We purchase raw seed (unhulled), transport by refrigerated containers to our facility in Coolum Beach, QLD. Australia. We then grade & hull, which then flow through a series of aspirators (separating the seed from its shell) The results are just fantastic. Super clean fresh Australian grown Hemp Seeds!
The seeds are hulled in a Food Grade climate controlled room. These seeds are in such high demand and loved globally for their protein, fibre and omegas. Other than producing hulled seeds we also expel the raw seed for its precious oil. The by-product (cake) from expelling is then milled for it's powder. Protein powder is produced by a series of sieves where the protein is separated from it's fibre.
Nothing is wasted! Even the shell is milled and used for our body care products! OMD are passionate about producing the finest Hulled Hemp Seeds and by-products available anywhere.
Disclaimer: In Australia Due to regulatory bodies, Hulled Hemp Seeds can only be sold as a cosmetic.