Cooking With CBD
CBD oil doesn’t have the most pleasant taste but the best advice on consuming it is to hold it under your tongue for a minute or two before swallowing so that it can be absorbed through your mucus membranes which is much more efficient than through the stomach. But the taste means that this just doesn’t really work for many people. Love Hemp Gummy Bears are a good alternative or you can put however many drops of oil you need on a piece of bread, a biscuit or even something like a square of chocolate or cake.
Some people find the bitter taste reassuring, as if something that’s good for you can’t be expected to taste nice but cooking with CBD can solve the taste problem and improve the absorption into your bloodstream. Simply add the CBD oil to whatever fat you’re using.
Like all cannabinoids, CBD is fat soluble. Ideally, use oil in your recipes: vegetable, sunflower, rapeseed, hempseed or olive oil and just add the number of CBD drops that you need before continuing with your recipe. Coconut oil has been shown to be particularly effective at helping with the absorption of cannabinoids and it’s becoming increasingly popular as a healthy alternative to vegetable oils. It’s quicker and easier to digest than other plant-based oils and can be used safely even in high temperature cooking when other oils begin to break down.
It’s probably best to use CBD in something you can easily divide into portions such as cakes or biscuits. There’s no reason at all why you can’t add it to a casserole, a curry or something like stuffing mix before you roast a chicken. One regular customer tells us that she always finishes her breakfast with a slice of Marmite on toast with her regular dose of CBD oil included – which probably disguises the taste as well as anything can!
Another Love Hemp customer likes to use Rolos, the chocolate and toffee sweets. He makes a small hole in the top of a Rolo, drips in the CBD and pops it down. Whether that always means eating the rest of the pack we don’t know but a little of what you fancy does you good.
Have you got any clever or unusual ways of cooking with or consuming your CBD? Dripping it into a boiled egg? Adding it to a delicious, spicy ‘Virgin Mary’? Let us know of any ideas you have and we might just send off a small bottle of Love Hemp oil as a reward for the most interesting ideas.