The options in cannabidiol seem limitless. Even if you are super-selective, you will find one cannabidiol product that goes well with your specific preferences. If you are looking for the purest CBD product, you cannot anything better than CBD isolate. Take our word for it.
CBD isolate has 99.9% CBD and is devoid of any other hemp cannabinoids that are found in other CBD spectrum options, namely full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD. It mostly comes in the form of white crystalline powder.
In this article, we introduce to you some of the top CBD isolate recipes you can try at home.
How To Infuse CBD Isolate Into Carrier Oil?
We have to employ specific methods to infuse CBD isolate into the carrier oil. It is the CBD-infused carrier oil that is mostly used in recipes. The traditional double-boiling method comes of use here. It is traditionally employed to prevent overheating of important ingredients. The cannabidiol in CBD isolate may lose its potency by some margin due to overheating.
Here is how the double boiling method works.
- Take two boiling pots, one larger than the other.
- Fill the larger pot to its quarter with water.
- Place the smaller pot in the larger one.
- Bring the water to a low boil by setting the temperature to low-medium.
- Add carrier oil to the smaller pot. Its dosage will depend on the dosage of the CBD isolate.
- Add powdered isolate to the carrier oil and stir continuously for the next 10-15minutes.
- Turn off the flame when the isolate and carrier oil has blended well.
The isolate-infused carrier can be stored in an appropriate container after it has cooled down.
Tips For Cooking With CBD Isolate
Here are some of the tips that you should follow to make cooking with CBD isolate an enjoyable experience.
In an attempt to reap the maximum benefits out of it, you might be tempted to add in a lot of CBD but that is never a good idea. Adding in a lot of CBD into the food will cause the taste of CBD to stand out, ruining the flavor of the whole dish.
It is not just a matter of flavor. Overdosing can cause some side effects although they are temporary. You may require a few trials to find out the right balance between the flavors.
Quality Is A Major Concern
When it comes to cooking for yourself and your family, no one would want to make any compromises in quality. You will always look for fresh ingredients that belong to high quality grades. You should apply the same caution when it comes to CBD oil for cooking.
Even if you are buying CBD oil from the market or infusing CBD isolate into a carrier oil at home, you have to ensure the quality of the CBD oil and isolate. Check the product label to find out the hemp source and method of CBD extraction. We recommend you to check the third party lab report of every CBD product you buy in order to ensure that it is free of metal toxins and chemicals. The source of hemp has a lot to do with the quality of final cannabidiol products. US grown hemp has high quality attributed to the strict hemp farming regulations that exist in the country.
Take Care While Setting The Cooking Temperature
CBD is sensitive to heat, as well as light. This is the primary reason why it is recommended that it should be stored away from direct exposure to heat and light. If you heat CBD to temperatures above 200 degrees Fahrenheit while cooking, its overall quality starts diminishing. Avoid exposing it to direct flame.
On heating CBD oil beyond the suggested temperature limit, it will lose most of its terpenes and phytonutrients.
Use CBD In Fat-Based Recipes For Better Results
CBD is a fat-soluble compound. Using it with oil-based recipes will give amazing results. If the ingredient mixture is similar in form to CBD, infusing it into the mixture becomes an easy task. Look for foods with lard, butter, vegetable, and nut-based oils.
If you prefer adding any beverage to your CBD recipe, you may add rum, vodka or cognac that can dilute the cannabidiol in the recipe. Wine and beer are not appropriate because they cannot dilute the recipe properly.
Cooking with CBD demands utmost caution because exceeding the specific temperature even by some units will affect the CBD quality even if it does not burn the overall ingredient mixture. An overheated CBD recipe is no better than a normal recipe without CBD. If you are infusing CBD isolate into the carrier oil by double-boiling method, take enough precaution to avoid overheating.