Cooking with CBD
You are most likely familiar with the therapeutic effects that CBD (Cannabidiol) can have on symptoms such as anxiety, stress, chronic pains and much more but did you know that you can also put it in your meals to enhance its effects? Rich in amino and fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, CBD oil not only maintains your energy levels, it also makes you feel full for longer after a meal.
The main thing to keep in mind is that CBD ingredients need to be stored in a cool, dry place to ensure that they do not lose their potency. To get the most out of your CBD oil, infuse it slowly and over low heat in the meal so that it does not evaporate so keep the temperature at less than 160 degrees C (320 degrees F).
Cooking meals that have strong flavors are even better as they can hide the natural bitter taste of CBD by infusing it in butter, lard, coconut oil or any dish that is oil-based.
Prepare your recipes in advance for maximum effect and when you start cooking or baking, make sure that you stir the CBD oil as long as possible to ensure that it is evenly distributed in the batch.
If you are new at cooking with CBD, start small and increase your batch over time. Adding too much from the start can leave a bad taste in your mouth due to its natural bitterness and can put you off cooking with CBD oil in the future. Keep in mind that less is more when it comes to food and especially specific ingredients that can impact the flavour of a dish overall.
If you are ready to start cooking with CBD, why not start with a simple recipe first and see if you like it. If you are not 100% confident that you can cook with CBD, there are several restaurants in the U.S. that have begun introducing this ingredient in their meals; it’s also a good excuse to eat out and that way you and your friends or family can enjoy a delicious meal with that extra kick.