Made from hemp, CBD oil is a natural, plant based food supplement.
Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK alone are using CBD oil as a supplement to support their wellbeing.
CBD oil can be taken in a variety of ways, including sublingually, (under the tongue), orally and even topically, (on the skin).
Can you add CBD oil to food?
Why add CBD oil to food?
There are several benefits to adding CBD oil to your food.
If you don’t like the taste of CBD oil, adding it to something tasty can mask the earthy flavour. This can be especially helpful if you’re wanting to give CBD oil to your children or fussy pets.
Cooking with CBD oil
Because CBD oil is, well, oil-based, it is very versatile when it comes to cooking.
It’s super simple to add CBD oil to cooking oils, as oils naturally blend together. CBD oil can also easily be added to salad dressings, smoothies and juices, sweet treats and porridge.
Raw CBD oil vs. heated CBD oil
If you choose to cook with CBD oil, it will involve heating.
As with fruits and veggies, when CBD oil is heated some of the phytonutrients are lost in the process.
The CBD itself will stay intact, but other phytochemicals such as the terpenes are partly lost during the heating process. How many cannabis terpenes that remain in your CBD oil with depend on temperature and the amount of time cooking.
Most CBD oil has already been heated in a process called ‘decarboxylation’, which converts the cannabinoid acid CBDa in the hemp plant to CBD.
Raw CBD oils have not been decarboxylated, and so when you use raw CBD oil in your cooking, the decarboxylation process will happen during the cooking process. This means that you won’t be losing any extra phytochemicals during the cooking process.
For this reason we recommend using a raw CBD oil for cooking, but any oil will work wonderfully.