CBD can be added to any type of meal you make. The cannabinoid can be infused easily into almost any form of drink and food. Many people discuss whether it is better to take CBD together with drink or food or on an empty stomach. Cannabidiol is fat soluble, it is a good idea to take it with a small quantity of high-quality fats. CBD has become a very popular ingredient for cooking and has taken the world by storm. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is well known for its medicinal purposes and as a food health supplement. The popular way of consuming CBD is through vaping, edibles, or consuming capsules. CBD is available in many forms which include, capsules, vaping, Oil, dab, and much more. CBD oil can be easily measured before you add it to your cooking. Cooking with cannabidiol not only helps you cover up the flavor of the compound, but also makes the overall cooking fun and healthy.

While CBD is not known to have any side effects it is best to speak with a medical professional before using the supplement.

Do your research 

CBD is everywhere now and is sold online and across stores in the UK. What you should look out for is the CBD is tested in labs and is certified organic. You should also be looking for a full spectrum CBD product like we have at Imperium. This simply means the product contains other cannabinoids which make the CBD oil more effective.

Add CBD to your meals 

CBD is lipid soluble which makes it easier for it to be added into a range of recipes when infused with a fatty base ingredient such as butter or coconut oil. The oil can be easily added to savoury dishes in the form of CBD edibles, marinades, sauces, and dressings. It can also be infused into drinks such as cocktails or coffees and even sweet dessert options like cakes, brownies. You do not want to cook the oil directly as it is sensitive to heat.

Temperature matters 

Warming the oil can increase the effectiveness, however, if the temperature is too high, it can kill some of the components that are active in the oil. CBD will begin to evaporate at temperatures higher than 320 to 356 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) . If you heat the oil too high, it can also bring out a bitter taste.

CBD should be stored properly 

When you are not using the product, the oil should be stored in a dark and cool place. Cannabinoids are naturally sensitive to heat and light, leading to an overall degradation in potency and quality. CBD oil that is degraded will not be as effective and may impart more bitter, unpleasant flavours into your recipes.

Make your own CBD Chocolate Recipe 

Ingredients:

  • 50g coconut oil
  • 2 tsp CBD oil
  • 3 tbsp of agave or maple syrup
  • 25g organic cacao powder

Baking Method:

  • Combine the syrup with both the coconut oil and CBD oil
  • Add the cacao powder and stir continuously until the mixture gets thick
  • Pour into a mould
  • Freeze the mixture until hard