You probably already know CBD for its benefits on the skin: whether for acne, eczema or to soothe muscle pain ... But that's not all. Did you know that it can also be used in the kitchen? Indeed it can be used for cooking as well as in the drinks we consume. In addition to its benefits for the skin, CBD still offers many virtues to discover.
What is CBD?
As a reminder, cannabidiol is a cannabinoid found in cannabis flowers. Besides the CBD, the cannabinoid that is most present in these flowers is THC. CBD comes from hemp and is found in small quantities in this plant. The particularity of CBD, when used isolated is that it acts on the endocannabinoid system without any addictive or psychoactive effect.
Why use it for cooking?
Cannabidiol (CBD) contains a large number of nutrients, for example: proteins, minerals, dietary fibers and unsaturated fatty acids. These nutrients make CBD a fortifying component in the food field. Indeed, hemp - which belongs to the large family Cannabinaceae and the genus Cannabis - is known for its nutritional benefits due to its very low THC content. Hemp seeds are known to be rich in protein (over 30%), a plant-based alternative that promises a healthy and balanced diet. Hemp is also rich in vitamins and trace elements such as zinc, calcium, iron and phosphorus.
This is an interesting alternative, especially for vegans or vegetarians who need to consume a sufficient amount of protein. Hemp is a solution that combines these many characteristics while remaining of plant origin.
In addition to its nutritional benefits, the CBD present in hemp, is often associated with antiseptic, relaxing, antioxidant properties. CBD acts on the endocannabinoid system. This system would play a determining role on the muscular pains or the gastric pains which can sometimes intervene following the meals in particular. It would also help to reduce anxiety and stress by interacting with serotonin receptors in the brain.
How to consume it?
Hemp can be consumed in different forms: seeds, oil or flour.
A study on hemp seed pasta conducted by the Department of Plant Food Technology and Gastronomy of the University of Life Sciences in Lublin shows its benefits in food. The study found that the addition of hemp seed flour to durum wheat pasta resulted in a significant increase in protein and fiber content. The nutritional value is therefore much richer and more important.
CBD exists today in many forms such as dietary supplements, candies, cakes, teas, ice creams...
L’huile CBD SOWE
Did you know that L’huile CBD Sowé oil is also edible?
Indeed you can use it both externally and internally.
Reminder: we advise you to make the CBD calculator to know the number of drops to take according to the effect you want.
What about CBD drinks?
Yes, cannabidiol is also used in drinks. Why use it in drinks? In order to be "rebooted" before starting the day with a tea with a touch of milk for example.
Some people use it more in the evening to relax and facilitate their night's sleep. Most of the time, CBD drink brands use nanotechnology to integrate CBD into drinks in order to obtain a residue-free drink. The effects are then faster in drinks than food.
Note: If you add CBD oil, choose a drink without water, because the oil is fat-soluble and does not mix with water. You will then lose the benefits of CBD. Opt for a fatty substance instead, such as milk for example, which will allow a more homogeneous mixture that can be absorbed more easily by the body. You can also drink it in infusion to facilitate digestion. The effects are felt about 30 to 60 minutes after tasting.
Tip: You can also put a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue before eating, the results will be the same as in your drink.
The sublingual way, contrary to the oral way, avoids the degradation of the active molecule created by the gastric juices as well as the intestinal enzymes. These juices and enzymes allow the digestion of foreign substances that arrive in the digestive tract.
Sofia's reboosting drink
Sofia, from the blog: blogdaspice shares her recipe for "CBD anti-inflammatory shots'' to combat the winter transition to get a boost. See her full recipe here.
Her recipe contains different ingredients to boost the immune system during this time of year: ginger, turmeric, citrus, pollen etc...but mostly CBD oil due to its beneficial effects on the body. Sofia uses L’huile CBD Sowé which is organic, vegan and cold-formulated!
- 1 c fresh ginger tea
- 1 c fresh turmeric tea
- 1 cup (250 mL) orange juice
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup echinacea tea or water (at room temperature)
- 1/2 c coconut oil (melted)
- 1 pinch of black pepper
- 1 c honey tea (or other sweetener of your choice) - optional
- Optional: 5 drops of Sowé CBD oil 15%.
1-Peel the turmeric and ginger with a spoon (just scrape off the skin) and transfer to a blender. Then mix the CBD oil (optional) with the melted coconut oil and set aside.
2- Add the other ingredients to the blender and finally the oil mixture. Blend everything for a few seconds at high speed until you get a uniform juice.
3- Strain, serve in shot glasses and ideally consume immediately. Otherwise, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze in small portions for several months. You can use the pulp in a curry, smoothie or porridge.
What are you waiting for? Get your L'huile CBD and starting using it in your cooking routine!
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