Incorporating CD products into food is an excellent way of consuming CBD. This article illustrates how one can include CBD isolate, a form of CBD, in your food.
CBD's popularity in the market is gaining momentum at an alarming rate. Many manufacturers are incorporating CBD forms in their products for potential benefits. An example is CBD isolate, the crystallized powder, which can be taken directly. However, one can also add it to their food. How can you use it in your cooking? Read on to find the answer to this and more about CBD isolate.
What is CBD Isolate?
According to Evans (2020), CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD. All the plant matter is removed in this type of CBD, and only cannabidiol remains. It is almost 99% pure and contains no THC, contaminants, heavy metals, and pesticides. Notably, it is not only pure but also odorless and tasteless.
CBD isolate is available as a crystallized powder, as described by Gupta, Samant & Sahu (2012). With this product, you can develop various applications, from cosmetics to foods. The versatility of CBD isolate stand out and increases its popularity in the market. The good thing is that you don't have to rely on supplements to get CBD isolate. You can customize it to suit your needs. This is a cheaper way of getting benefits. For instance, you can have it in your food.
How to Cook With CBD Isolate
Making your food using CBD isolate is one way of cutting costs and experimenting with this versatile product. Furthermore, it is an enjoyable experience. Evans (2021) explained that if you want to make your CBD reach the bloodstream quickly, you should first mix it with a base oil.
You can use CBD isolate to cook in the following ways;
As an Addition
This is one of the simplest ways of incorporating CBD isolate into your meal. Suppose you have a cup of your morning coffee or tea. Why not add some CBD isolate to it? Give yourself a whole new experience by adding CBD isolate to your hot beverage of choice.
Mix With Oil and Fat-Based Foods
CBD isolate is a suitable candidate for this. It gives your butter, oils, or egg-based products a new vibe. Nonetheless, if you have a dairy-based product like yogurt, cheese, or milk, you can add some CBD isolate.
If you love salads, you can moderately heat the CBD isolate, then sprinkle it over your salad. It is perfect for sauces and dressings too.
Wang et al. (2016) explained that you could easily incorporate CBD isolate in your baking. When using it this way, you can add it before you start cooking. The beauty of baking with CBD isolate is that you can use it in its raw form.
Simply add CBD isolate to your wet ingredients; the oil or egg mixture before you include your dry ingredients. Remember to mix everything well for uniformity and even spreading.
Importantly, always keep the temperatures below 3500F. CBD will be in direct heat when you prepare your baked goods, and you don't want it to exceed its boiling point.
As a Sweetener
You can add CBD isolate to your honey or syrup.
Double Boiling for an Oil Mixture
This cooking method is ideal for CBD isolate as it does not expose the CBD to high heat. Before cooking, you can also infuse a carrier oil such as coconut, sunflower, sesame, or olive oil with CBD isolate. Once you are done with the double boiling procedure, your CBD isolate will no longer be in powder form but will be an ingredient suitable for several recipes. Therefore, you can use CBD isolate oil to cook various dishes and smoothies.
What to Remember When Using CBD Isolate For Cooking
As you have already noticed, CBD isolate is a versatile product. You can combine it with several dishes and get good results. However, regardless of the dish you are making, you must keep these in mind when cooking with CBD isolate;
Always keep your temperatures below 3500F when baking with CBD isolate. This is to prevent the degradation of the CBD. You don't want the heat to destroy the active components of CBD. Therefore, always control the temperatures so that the CBD does not burn or become ineffective.
Always infuse the CBD isolate with a carrier oil before baking. This is to make it easy and simple to incorporate into your ingredients.
Always account for your serving size when measuring the amount of CBD isolate used in your cooking.
According to Hanuš et al. (2016), never expose your CBD isolate to light and heat. Instead, ensure you store it in a cool and dark place, ready for use the next time you want it in your food.
Proper storage of cooked food using CBD isolate is paramount. This way, you ensure the food does not only stay fresh but the CBD in it still retains its potency. Like the CBD isolate, do not store the products, e.g., baked goods, in too much light and warmth. You can invest in an airtight container and a dark storage spot.
Cooking with CBD isolate is an easy and fun experience. You can come up with numerous dishes and experiment with several foods. Importantly, you should always take note of the temperatures when cooking. You don't want to burn the CBD at high temperatures or lose its potency. Notably, since the CBD isolate is almost odorless and flavorless, you don't have to worry about its interference with the flavor or aroma of your dish. Therefore, why not try CBD isolate the next time you cook a favorite dish?
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