How to Use Hemp Oil in Food

by Honnah Ogbechie on October 14, 2019

hemp products ukTo get the numerous benefits of hemp oil, people have started to cook their favorite recipes with it. Hemp oil has now become a popular dietary supplement because of its nutritional benefits. It can be used in many ways, but the best way is to ingest it. Some people taking a mouthful of the oil every morning, but the texture and flavor is not exactly the most desirable. By cooking with it, you have a fun and tasty way of delivering the oil into your system. You just have to follow a few basic rules.

Tip 1: Know what you are cooking with

If you go to your nearest grocery store and pick the first bottle you find that says “hemp oil,” expecting that you can get the cannabinoid benefits from it, you will be disappointed. Many people have the misconception that products with the word “hemp” on it can get you high; however, this is not exactly true. There is actually nothing wrong with using commercial hemp oil, considering that it carries lots of nutritional benefits. But if you want a product that gives the benefits of smoking marijuana minus THC, you need to high quality CBD hemp oil.

Tip 2: Cook with it, but not really

You use conventional cooking oil to lubricate pots and pans so food does not stick to the cooking surface. Hemp oil, on the other hand, is not processed to be heated to extreme temperatures. Aside from making dosing harder when cooking in this manner, the extreme temperature also breaks down CBD, robbing you of its supposed many health benefits.Instead, try drizzling it over toast or added to cooled soup, or in salad dressings and even peanut butter. You can also mix this in cold items like milkshakes, smoothies and yogurt.

Tip 3: Stick to the recommended dosage

If you want to use hemp oil in place of another oil in a non-CBD recipe, remember that it is not as easy as substituting on a one for one basis. For example, if your favorite salad requires 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, and you are used to taking one teaspoon of hemp oil at a time, only substitute this amount into the recipe. Make up for the difference with the original oil the recipe calls for. It is impossible to overdose on hemp oil, but it might help to only take what you can tolerate so you can spare yourself from potentially intense side effects.

Tip 4: Use strong-flavored ingredients

Many people are not big fans of the taste of hemp oil. You are one of them, use it with ingredients with strong and intense flavors to mask its taste. One very popular ingredient that goes well hemp oil is pesto; the strong flavors when basil, parmesan and pine nuts are combined masks practically anything. If your hemp oil is especially earthy, it can further enhance your pesto recipe. Taste your hemp oil alone and think of food that it reminds you of the taste. This can help you determine the kind of food and flavors it will work best with.

Tip 5: Do Not be Afraid to Experiment

In the end, remember that using hemp oil in cooking should be an enjoyable process. If you are still not sure what and how to incorporate hemp oil in your daily meal preparations, try to search the internet for some recipe ideas. Just as regular cooking, the sky is the limit when it comes to cooking hemp oil. You will be surprised at the flavors hemp oil can enhance and mask. You just have to use high quality hemp oil, follow the tips above, and you should be good to go.