Hemp may be sold as food if it is made using hemp seed oil, and/or dehulled hemp seeds (not whole seeds). This page presents hemp-based products for both human consumption, and for animal feed uses. Why choose hemp foods? The oil from cold-pressed hemp seeds is nature's best source of essential fatty acids, with Omega-3 and -6 in the ideal 3:1 ratio that the human body needs. Hempseeds are also very high in protein, energy and fibre, and contain many trace elements. And of course, hemp is nature-friendly, needing no pesticides or fertilisers to grow.