Don’t get carried away by the excitement. It’s important to keep in mind that CBD is unlike other cooking oils.
CBD oil is sensitive to temperature which calls for special attention when you’re using it to cook.
Tips on How to Cook with CBD Oil
You can’t use CBD oil on its own when cooking. However, you can mix it with fats or oil-infused ingredients like butter and ghee. Not only do these ingredients bring a unique flavour to the food, but they also make it easier for the body to absorb the CBD because cannabinoids bind well with fat.
You should avoid using CBD oil when using high-temperature methods like deep frying and sautéing. Instead, you can save your CBD oil for poaching and you can also use it as a garnish. This allows you to save the CBD oil as well as its benefits while at the same time bringing new and exciting flavours to your meal.
Go for strong-flavoured dishes
CBD has a strong and bold flavour that is only enhanced by heating. Going for strong-flavoured dishes helps to mask that bitter and grassy taste of CBD and give it more range. If you use CBD oil on subtle-flavoured food, the bitter taste will be noticeable and the food might not be enjoyable to eat.
Control your dose
Don’t get too excited trying CBD oil on different foods and forget that you still need to keep an eye on how much CBD you take. Even though CBD is not psychoactive and has very low toxicity, taking too much can cause undesirable effects like diarrhoea and nausea.
If you’re just starting out, it’s best to start slow and gradually increase the amount of CBD depending on how you respond.
With the right tips, information and skills, there are tons of recipes that you can make even more interesting with a dash of CBD oil. However, it’s important to remember the strengths and weaknesses of CBD. This way, you can work on enhancing the strengths while protecting the potency of CBD.
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