What to Know About Cooking with CBD Oil
We want to make our customers and visitors aware of the efficacy issues that come with cooking with CBD oil. With our full spectrum CBD oil, at 180 degrees, the terpenes in the oil will disappear. At 220 degrees, the same thing happens with the cannabinoids. This makes cooking with CBD oil ineffective for getting the benefits of using it for any reason. It’s almost as if you didn’t add it to your recipes at all. Consider ways to add CBD to your recipes after cooking, when things have cooled off to get the most impact from using CBD oil.
By now you’ve likely heard about the wonders of CBD (cannabidiol) oil. But maybe you’ve been too shy to try it, or perhaps you’ve caught the CBD bug yourself, but are ready to explore more ways to incorporate it into your life. Welcome to cooking with CBD oil, a whole new realm to discover this remarkable extract.
CBD is a molecule extracted from the cannabis plant, but without the intoxicating “high” that accompanies marijuana, with its high levels of THC. Because CBD won’t get you stoned, people across the planet are experimenting with adding CBD to foods, beverages, and baked goods.
Cooking with CBD Oil: Why?
Until restaurants and cafes can legally serve CBD-infused food and beverages, your best bet is to cook up your own creations. Cooking with CBD is an easy and fun way to incorporate the wellness benefits of CBD into your daily routine, plus it’s fun to experiment with new flavor profiles. Try CBD in sweet and savory dishes, and watch what happens!
How to Start Cooking with CBD Oil
Go with What You Know
We recommend you begin with a familiar tried-and-true recipe. You can substitute CBD oil for some vegetable or olive oil. A general rule of thumb is to use 3/4 to 1 teaspoon of CBD oil per serving, in place of some of the regular oil in the recipe.
Start Out Small
If you’re winging it, or if the recipe you’re using doesn’t call for oil as an ingredient, start with a small amount of oil and stir or blend well to incorporate it. Like any ingredient, you can always add more, but you can’t take any out, so start low and increase from there.
Some Like It Fat
Why not add it into butter, ghee, olive oil, coconut milk, avocado, or chocolate? You can make an easy CBD butter by combining 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup water, and about 20 mg of CBD oil into a pot over very low heat. It may take more than an hour to melt (but you can speed this up a bit by using room temperature butter). Once melted, stir, remove from heat and allow to cool a bit before transferring into an airtight container for fridge storage. You can use CBD butter in place of regular butter in your favorite recipes.
Keep It Cool
Store baked goods prepared with CBD in a cool, dry place, in an airtight container. More importantly, don’t cook with CBD oil over direct heat. Cannabidiol has a boiling point of 320 to 356 Fahrenheit, and cooking over temperatures higher than this can cause the CBD to evaporate, cooking it right out of your food. Additionally, high temperatures can destroy beneficial terpenes and nutrients, and it draws out the bitterness in the flavor. If you’re nervous about the cooking temps, blend CBD oil into a dressing or a sauce. CBD’s rich green flavor blends well into herbaceous sauces like pesto, chimichurri, and herb-infused oils.
You can also blend CBD oil into avocado for a flavorful guacamole or avocado toast with eggs; blend it into smoothies or yogurt, and enjoy it with a salad dressing drizzled over roasted veggies or a grain bowl.
Ready to Buy CBD Oil?
If you’re willing to dive into the culinary adventure of CBD, you’ll want to start with the highest quality CBD oil from NuLeaf Naturals. Our pure, full spectrum oil is organic and natural, created from hemp grown in Colorado, and lab-verified to be free from mold, toxins, and other contaminants. Click here now to buy CBD oil from NuLeaf Naturals and serve up some wellness. As you try new flavor profiles, why not share your success and recipe with us? Click here to email us, we’d love to hear how cooking with CBD oil has worked for you!