The Benefits of CO2 Extraction
There are multiple ways to extract hemp extract from the hemp plant. First Crop™ uses CO2 extraction for the following benefits:
- Does not use solvents
- Closed-loop process does not release gases into the air
- Considered GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the FDA
- Little or no post-processing required
CO2 extraction uses highly pressurized carbon dioxide, a byproduct of breathing air. This compressed CO2 extracts important, usable parts of the hemp plant such as terpenes, some waxes and lipids and, of course, cannabinoids like hemp extract. Unlike chemical-extraction techniques which use highly flammable chemical solvents and strip hemp of many of its natural beneficial compounds, CO2 extraction preserves the valuable cannabinoids and terpenes and leaves behind no chemical residue, chlorophyll or non-functional materials.
Extracting and Giving Back
In the spirit of our mission, we empower communities to ensure and elevate their financial security. Our USDA-certified organic processing facilities are located in the communities in which we operate to create jobs and feed the regenerative cycle. Because we control each step in the production of our products from seed to soil to shelf, we are able to provide complete traceability and transparency to our customers.