cbd hemp leaf and bottle laying on a grey stoneCBD has emerged as one of the more popular supplements of late, and there's good reason for that: The compound is highly flexible, potentially tasty, and may have a world of physical and emotional health benefits.

Because CBD is a highly malleable substance, it comes in many forms, which means that you can use the compound in many ways, including, most surprisingly, as an ingredient in a slew of foods and drinks.

Here's some additional information on the benefits of cooking with CBD, tips on how to do so, and the best ways you can use the compound to enhance your recipes.

How Can You Cook With CBD?

While cooking with CBD is possible and can improve the quality of your food or drinks, that is not to say that it doesn't come without risks. Thankfully, CBD is reported to be non-habit forming, so the greatest risks are making a dish that tastes awful.

Of course, there are many ways to ensure that you make a great-tasting food or drink while using CBD. Here are some suggestions on some great ways to do just that.

fresh vegetables laid out on a table with cook book openFirst, and perhaps most importantly: Start with a bland CBD, and preferably in liquid form. CBD is highly versatile and comes in many flavors, but that doesn't mean those flavors are good to cook with.

Furthermore, artificially flavored CBD may break down strangely in heat, potentially giving your final product a taste or smell that is less than pleasant. Instead, stick with a tincture of CBD that is in a plain flavor. For best results, try cooking with CBD isolate.

Next, start low and slow. Don't make your first CBD recipe by throwing as much of the product as possible into the meal. Always stick with the recipe, and when in doubt, add less CBD, not more. This can ensure that you create a product that is enhanced by the CBD, not overpowered.

Third, make sure you understand the difference between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD. Both products are virtually identical except for one key difference: Full spectrum contains trace levels of THC, while broad spectrum contains none.

You may want THC in your product, or you may not. Either way, understand the impact that the difference between full and broad-spectrum may have on your meal or drink and make sure you adjust for it.

If you are a beginner at making CBD products, don't launch into something that is deeply complex or may take a lot of work. Instead, start slowly, perhaps by adding CBD to an easy-to-make drink or a sauce.

This will get you comfortable with making CBD and give you a better understanding of how CBD cooks, mixes, and tastes. From there, you can slowly move up to creating more complex recipes and concoctions. You can start easily with CBD baked goods.

Be careful when placing CBD directly on heat. Indeed, some websites argue against ever doing it, noting that putting CBD overheat directly can change its composition and highly alter the food.

Other experts say you can do so, but keep the heat low, so you don't break down the CBD completely or accidentally melt it. It is imperative to find the best CBD oil to cook with.

Eden's kitchen CBD gnocchi and sausage meal on a plateSome easy delicious recipes to try include:

Gnocchi, kale, and sausage bake

CBD tacos

CBD pistachio cake

CBD caramel butterscotch apples

CBD Stir fry

You should probably try CBD in general before actually cooking with the substance. CBD is generally well-tolerated in humans, but there are some people who experience side effects with the compound, including tiredness or upset stomach.

Adding CBD to food or drink and then trying it for the first time has the potential to enhance negative side effects. As such, the first time you use CBD, make sure you are using it the most "normal" way possible and avoid adding food or drinks to the mix. 

Eden's kitchen caramel butterscotch apple with CBD isolate next to itLast, make sure you get your recipes from a good, reputable site. Any website can claim to be good at cooking, but it's also possible they just slapped some random ingredients together and are trying to build clicks. Instead, only get your CBD recipes from a website that understands what the product is and how to best cook with it. 

How To Find the Best CBD

CBD can be a great product, but unfortunately, there are many vendors out there who only care about making a quick buck and not selling a healthy product that can improve someone's life.

The best thing you can do when you buy CBD is to be an educated customer. Know the difference between full and broad-spectrum products, and make sure that you are making a purchase from a reputable CBD company.

Check out the Certificate of Analysis that has been produced by the company. This certificate is a lab report that has been produced by an independent company that is not affiliated with the CBD manufacturer itself.

It will list the ingredients of the CBD and be able to confirm that what the vendor says is in the product is actually there. Only purchase CBD from vendors who make a Certificate available, as this is the only way you can independently confirm what is in the product. 

eden's cbd oil being added to a fruit smoothieLast, make sure to talk with your doctor before starting CBD. There are some concerns about drug interactions when it comes to CBD, and your doctor should know what drugs you are on and be able to confirm that you can safely take CBD.

This isn't an issue for most people, but it is absolutely worth checking. Furthermore, CBD is a rapidly changing field, and your doctor may be aware of new research about the benefits or potential dangers of CBD.

As you can see, when it comes to cooking with CBD, the sky is the limit. Start slow and make sure that you have a solid understanding of what CBD can do to your food or drinks, but from there, feel free to experiment and find a recipe or drink mix that works for you. 

If you want to learn more about cooking with CBD oil, contact Eden’s Herbals at [email protected] today!

*These statements have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Medical advice should be taken from a medical professional.

All of the articles on this site are written by 3rd party content providers, expert bloggers or doctors not directly affiliated with Eden’s Herbals.

Individuals should learn the risks and side effects prior to taking CBD. Make sure to always check with a medical professional before starting any new CBD treatment or medication that is not FDA approved.