What’s the Issue?
“ Your cookies, brownies and cakes can benefit from cannabidiol. ”– Huffpost.com
In the last few years researchers have been exploring the potential uses of CBD in a variety of meaningful and unique ways. One way that has captured the imagination of researchers and consumers alike is through “edibles“, or CBD consumables. While Gummies have proven to be quite popular, many have taken to using our tinctures (containing the CBD oil) in their cooking and baking, effectively funneling the healthy properties of the Cannabidiol into the food they’ve prepared! This trend has only grown in popularity over the years, and many in the industry expect it to grow, as home bakers have taken it upon themselves to invent and create new and ingenious creations to enjoy at home. In this article we take a look at the trends and try to explain and make sense of it all, while offering helpful hints on how to do this yourself!
CBD Oil? Is it for real?
NutriCanna’s CBD is derived from our hemp plants grown in Baca County, Colorado, USA. We grow using a 100% all natural process, with the highest standards of quality and procurement from start to finish. Our company believes that through constant experimentation, research, and development that we are able provide the most enjoyable and ultra premium hemp products made on the market today.
Our CBD oil is made by extracting cannabidiol (CBD) from the cannabis plants we grow; cannabidiol is one of the main cannabinoids in cannabis plants. CBD is believed to be helpful in almost all areas of our mental and phsyical health. You can even take CBD as a daily supplement as a preventative measure rather than to treat particular conditions.
Can you really cook/bake with CBD?
“Thanks to the legalization of cannabidiol, also known as CBD, in all 50 states, edibles have taken on new meaning. CBD products have been finding their way onto menus at bars and eateries across the country, but many health departments have recently been cracking down and banning their sale at these establishments. So if you want to sink your teeth into a treat made with CBD, your best bet may be to make it yourself. Here’s what you need to know about baking with CBD.”“How to bake with CBD”
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It won’t get you high, but it may help relieve symptoms of anxiety and pain.
“CBD comes from the same plant as marijuana, but it’s non-psychoactive, meaning it will not get you high. Instead, you may feel relaxed and experience other benefits like reduced inflammation and anxiety. Some studies show that CBD is great as a sleep aid because it relaxes the central nervous system (as opposed to triggering a high). Other studies show it has the potential to help fight anxiety.”
How to get CBD into your baked goods.
- CBD needs to be extracted into a fat if you’re going to bake with it. The simplest way to do this is by purchasing a full-spectrum CBD tincture (one that contains other cannabinoids besides CBD) with a coconut oil base (like this one) and dropping it into your recipe of choice. How much you use will depend on your desired dosage per serving. For example, if you’re making a dozen cookies, you’ll want to multiply the recommended dosage by 12. Repeat as necessary depending on the amount you’re baking.
- You can also get fancy and infuse CBD into butter or oil, either using an isolate in powder form or by making your own extraction. Admittedly, making your own extraction is labor-intensive, but for bakers like Taria Camerino, an Atlanta-based chef and the founder of Alchimique Botanicals, it’s worth it. “I don’t use any isolates at all,” she told HuffPost. “I take [hemp flowers] and do an extraction like in sunflower oil, olive oil or anything like that.” Making your own CBD extract means that the potency will likely be stronger than a store-bought tincture, and by choosing your own hemp flowers (which are easily available online), you can ensure that the infusion is actually high-quality.
- To make the most out of your CBD baking experience, try to avoid the common beginner’s mistakes. Most importantly: Watch your baking temperature. Lassalle said “the terpenes in cannabis—aromatic molecules that yield distinct types of highs—are really volatile, meaning they burn off at high temperatures. You want to make sure that you bake at temperatures no greater than 340 degrees Fahrenheit. This ensures the terpenes won’t burn off, leaving you with the most potent form of the cannabis possible.” She also warns to be careful about which CBD product you work with. “Products that are full spectrum deliver all of the plant’s beneficial compounds so those are ideal; you also need to look for products that are lab tested and pesticide free.”
- CBD can be incorporated into any recipe, but start off with something you know and feel comfortable with. One of the best recipes to alter at first would be an established or comfortable brownies or cookie recipe. You can swap out the amount of regular butter in a recipe with CBD-infused butter if you’ve made your own.
Why it Matters?
In our blog spots we want to showcase the benefits of CBD Oil, and provide real examples of our products (and products like ours) positively impacting those who are already using.
- CBD Oil has been linked to relieving and helping with:
- Heart disease
- Pain Management
- Common symptoms for you and your pets
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