CBD in Food
…CBD oil in food, yes or no?
CBD oil, or hemp oil, was initially used in its pure state. However, with new discoveries about the possible beneficial properties derived from CBD, people are looking for new ways to incorporate the oil into their daily lives and diet. Some of these new incorporations are, for example, in drinks where the oil remains isolated from the rest of the liquid ingredients, retaining its distinct smell. As for cooking, it can be added without any restrictions. To increase the absorption of CBD, most people prefer to mix it with other vegetable oils.
Yes, it's normal for the idea of cooking with CBD to be a little scary. But it's not a case to get anxious thinking about it, it would not only be ironic but completely unnecessary, so we'll give you the essential tips on everything you need to know. Below, I leave you with the best tips on foods that you can start cooking without wasting money, as well as a little treat of an extraordinary recipe to sweeten your palate.
What to consider when cooking with CBD?
Don't use your most expensive oils in cooking
Choose an oil with a lower percentage, for example (5% CBD), it's a good option so you don't waste your most valuable oils and get a similar taste. It is not necessary to use a large amount of oil to cook, just enough to wrap your ingredients.
Be careful with the heat.
CBD cooked at high temperatures can lose its effectiveness, so it is better to avoid overheating, choosing to use maximum temperatures of 180ºC. However, the use of CBD oil in making bakery products is relatively new and experts are still unsure of the loss of effectiveness of CBD.
That's why Tabu's tip is that instead of adding oil to the cake batter or even while cooking the food, choose to add it after cooking or in a topping, for example.
It incorporates CBD with healthy fats.
Be sure to incorporate healthy fats, as CBD is fat soluble, which means the body absorbs it better when combined with fat-containing foods.
A lot of patience waiting for the effect.
The CBD involved in food takes longer to take effect than when applied directly with the dropper under the tongue, as like any ingested ingredient, it will first have to pass through the intestine and liver to reach the bloodstream. Because of this, CBD in food will not be as potent or fast-acting.
Strawberry CBD Smoothie Recipe
1 cup kale leaves or other dark leafy greens
1/4 cup packaged fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, tops included
1/4 medium avocado, pitted and peeled
1 dried fig
Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon honey, maple syrup or agave nectar (optional)
1 drop of high quality CBD oil
1/4 cup ice cubes
Take everything to the blender and enjoy.