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How to cook with CBD Oil and Hemp Flower

April 02 2020

Hemp Extract and CBD can be taken in a wide variety of ways ranging from tinctures, smoking, gummies, and everything in between. Sometimes these traditional ways of taking CBD can be easy, but there is always room to spice things up. Cooking with CBD has become something that has increased in popularity over the last couple of years, but if you aren’t sure what you are doing it can be hard to get the hang of blending the taste of Hemp to pair with the rest of the flavors that you are trying to get to come through. Here are some tips and tricks for cooking with CBD.

Storage is Key

Storing your CBD oil in proper conditions is key to maintaining the flavor and properties. You will want to put it in a cool, dark place like a cupboard because the natural cannabinoids that are in CBD oil can lose its potency when exposed to light and heat for extended periods of time. It will also have a more bitter flavor than it did before. Storing it properly will maintain the flavors and cannabinoids for a long time.

Pay Attention to the Quality

More refined and filtered CBD oil can work well with almost any flavor that it is complimenting because it tastes more like an herb than anything else. When it is unfiltered or the quality is lacking it tends to be much more bitter. The bitterness of lower quality oil can sometimes be masked by strong flavor profiles like chocolate but will overpower and ruin any taste that is meant to be subtle. Paying attention to this quality will allow you to pair CBD oil with any dish.

Start Small

If you have never cooked with CBD before then it can be hard to figure out how to balance the flavor. We recommend starting small. Make sure that the dish you want to prepare for friends and family is going to be good by starting with a small portion first and then pairing it up. Also, just a small amount of CBD oil will typically do just fine when it comes to big or small portions. Make sure to not add too much when you are cooking. It will leave the taste of the dish bitter and the smell will be less than ideal if you don’t like the smell of marijuana. 

Cook the CBD Tincture Oil into the Dish

With certain cooking oils, you can drizzle it over the dish and it will accomplish the same flavor profile as if you were cooking it in. CBD oil will not always work like that. While you can drizzle it on directly from your tincture dropper, it may give you a bitter flavor profile. By adding it into the dish as you cook, you can heat up the oil enough to mask the bitterness and bring out the other flavors of the CBD itself. 

Look into Buying an Oil Infuser

While cooking with CBD can be a great experience, it can also be on the expensive side. If you want to gain the benefits of CBD on a regular basis with your cooking, then we recommend getting your own oil infuser like LĒVO. Oil infusers like this will help you cook with your new favorite oil more while spending less. Contact us today to learn more!

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