Since people discovered that CBD could bring them medical benefits like pain relief or treating acne, they started to add it everywhere – cosmetics, edibles, pet food, clothes, you name it, and there is probably a company that produces it. However, despite the zillions of CBD products available on the market, the CBD oil is still a way to go for many people.
Derived from the cannabis plant, CBD oil has no psychoactive effect on the person taking it. The only downfall of this product is its earthy taste, which is why many people add it to food instead of putting it directly under their tongue. And while some people wouldn’t really associate CBD with breakfast, it seems to work for the rest.
However, before you start cooking with CBD, you need to learn a few things. If you want to find out what they are, just keep reading.
Invest in a high-quality CBD oil
CBD oil is similar to olive oil – investing in one of high-quality makes a huge difference. Not only might the low-quality CBD oils not provide you with the same benefits, but they can also contain toxins.
Sadly, it can be hard to determine the quality of the oil right away – especially since many of them are being promoted as high-quality when in reality, they are not, and the lack of federal regulations doesn’t help the case. One of the things that might indicate that the oil is not of high-quality is the price, as it might suggest that the methodology used was cheap and used toxic solvents.
Know the difference in cooking with CBD and other oils
You might think that CBD is just like any other oil. However, nothing could be further from the truth. The main difference between them is that CBD oil you need to be very careful when exposed to direct heat, as it can cause the loss of terpenes, which increase the effectiveness of the health benefits CBD oil is praised for.
If you are just starting your journey with CBD oil and cannot stand its taste, as it is too overpowering for you, you can always try mixing it up with your regular oil.
Find the recipes that work well with CBD oil
Not to every dish you will be able to add CBD oil. If you look closely at the recipes that you can find on the internet, which include the CBD oil, you will notice that the majority of them are cakes and sweets. It’s because it’s easier to hide the not so pleasing taste of CBD oil in sweet things.
However, it doesn’t mean that more savory dishes cannot be made with CBD – they certainly can. The only catch is that you need to infuse the oil into fat or oil-based component. It can be, for example, butter or coconut oil.
In some cases, instead of adding it into a fat component, you can add it to an alcohol such as vodka, whiskey, or rum. You should avoid adding it to wine or beer, as both of these drinks are water-based, which means that they will not infuse the oil as good as a fat component.
Have fun and experiment
Since cooking with CBD is quite a new phenomenon, there are still many things that are unknown and haven’t been trying, which is why you shouldn’t be afraid of experimenting in the kitchen. It is also a great way of discovering what works best for you.
For example, you can try adding CBD oil to the cream that you put in your coffee, or if you are a fan of smoothies, you can use it in one. You can also create a variety of oil-based sauces and dressings.
Learn how to store your oil properly
If you want your high-quality CBD oil to last you for a while, you need to learn how to store it properly – preferably somewhere located away from the heat and light, such as a dry pantry or a container at the back of a drawer.
Some people store their oils in the fridge. There’s nothing wrong with that, but keep in mind that if it gets too cold, the oil can become thick, which means that you will have to use heat to melt it before using it. Properly stored oil should last you for a year or so.
Cooking with CBD might be a new thing, but it’s definitely here to stay – especially since many people don’t like the taste of CBD oil. By adding it to dishes that hide it, they can enjoy the health benefits that it brings without having to force themselves to consume something they don’t like.
IF you decide to try it as well, the only thing left to say on our part is Good Luck!, or rather Bon Appetit!