How to cook with CBD oil?
CBD is a cannabinoid used in different ways: it can be placed under the tongue, smoked, applied to the skin or even ingested in the form of capsules but also in foods such as cakes, gummies and candy. CBD .
Despite this, consumers are unable to find the administration method that best suits their preferences and lifestyles. Indeed, some people find it difficult to tolerate the flavor of CBD oil under the tongue, or cannot bear to consume CBD when they have an empty stomach.
Some consumers are unaware of it, but it is entirely possible to benefit from the benefits of CBD by adding a few drops of oil to your dishes and drinks.
Cooking with CBD: a new fashion?
The first mention of cannabis-infused foods dates back to 2000 BC in India. Indeed, populations in the east were already consuming cannabis in their drinks during rituals.
The consumption of cannabis in food stems from the American creation of “edibles”, these are homemade or industrially produced cannabis foods.
The pioneers of cannabis culture contributed to the expansion of this trend in the early 1960s, notably with authentic cannabis recipes created by renowned chefs.
The trend then spread to Europe, and now many countries around the world consume cannabis in their dishes and foods.
The CBD community suggests adding CBD to its cooking recipes, but also consuming edible CBD products such as chocolate, candies, honey, coffee or even tea.
Why cook CBD oil?
CBD (or cannabidiol) is a molecule extracted from hemp, also called cannabis. It is beneficial for the body because it has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. CBD acts on painful joints and helps relieve mild inflammation. In addition, its relaxing effects help reduce stress, promote a state of relaxation and make it easier to fall asleep.
Unlike THC , another molecule contained in hemp, CBD does not cause psychoactive effects.
CBD oil, of course, contains CBD, as well as other components such as flavonoids and terpenes. CBD oil can have a more or less bitter taste depending on its concentration which may not please everyone. To reduce or mask it, the solution is to integrate CBD oil into your routine in a simple and practical way by adding it to a drink or food.
Thus, adding CBD oil to culinary preparations allows you to benefit from the benefits of the molecule while consuming your dish.
For optimal effects, you must choose a good quality CBD oil. Délicure offers CBD oils made from organic avocado and sweet almond vegetable oils, which are very beneficial for the body. Avocado oil acts in particular as an anti-inflammatory, protects against cardiovascular risks, limits the rise in glucose levels after a meal and prevents certain cancers (breast, digestive, etc.). As for sweet almond oil, it is recognized as a true beauty and health ally thanks to its calming, anti-inflammatory and softening properties.
How to use CBD oil for cooking?
Infusing CBD into foods and drinks is one of the best ways to consume cannabidiol on a daily basis. For example, by infusing cannabidiol oil in melted butter, once cooled, you obtain CBD butter. It is therefore possible to spread and consume your CBD every day without even thinking about it.
In cold dishes, CBD oil can be added to edible oils and condiments, to season a salad for example. The cannabidiol will bring a different flavor.
In hot dishes, cannabidiol should not be used to cook or fry foods. You should know that CBD oil cannot be heated. High temperature alters cannabidiol and makes it toxic. However, CBD oil can be cooked in the oven if the temperature does not exceed 170°C. Otherwise, the oil may deteriorate.
To enhance a pan-cooked dish, add CBD oil after cooking.
In addition, CBD is incorporated very well into coffees, teas or fruit drinks. Smoothies, for example, easily disguise the flavor of CBD thanks to their texture and powerful flavor.
CBD oil is versatile enough that it can be used in many recipes.
How to properly dose your CBD oil for cooking?
For people who are used to consuming CBD oil sublingually, nothing changes, they can add the same dosage to their recipes.
For those who have never used CBD oil, they should start with a small amount of a low concentration formula to observe their reaction and tolerance to the product.
To feel a satisfying effect, it is recommended to consume 0.5 mg of CBD per kilo. For example, the recommended dosage for a man who weighs 70 kilos is 35mg. Ideally, this dosage should be divided into three doses (morning, noon and evening), or approximately 12 mg per dose. You can gradually increase the amount to achieve the desired effects, however, we recommend not exceeding 50mg of CBD per day.
There is no need to add more CBD oil to the dish as the effects are not felt immediately. CBD consumed orally must deal with the digestive system, which will delay the effects. However, when the effect is felt, it will last longer.
Once accustomed to cooking with CBD oil, it is possible to increase or decrease the dosage depending on your needs or the desired effects.
Délicure’s CBD products
As mentioned previously, Délicure offers a range of CBD oils, a delicious blend of broad-spectrum CBD and 100% natural vegetable oils. These are excellent products to introduce into your dishes to benefit from the relaxing effects of CBD.