Leading Hemp Markets Hemp is grown for use in the production of a wide range of products, including foods and beverages, cosmetics and personal care products, nutritional supplements, fabrics and textiles, yarns and fibers, paper, construction, and insulation materials, and other industrial and manufactured goods. There are three leading markets for hemp, each based on the part of the plant used: fiber, seed/grain, and flower (Figure 1). Some suggest a separate, marketable category exists for the plant’s extracted compounds (not shown here). Extracts and concentrates may be derived from different parts of the plant, including the flowers/buds and from trim (parts of the plant removed when the hemp flower is trimmed during the manicuring process) or from total biomass, which may include sticks and stems.
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