Are you using CBD, or have you procrastinated over trying it because you weren’t certain whether you’d like the way it tastes? If so, read on for an honest description of what CBD tastes like and how you can best harness its healing aspects.
If you prefer to mask the fresh, green taste of CBD, try blending it into your morning smoothie, add it to your bulletproof coffee or latte, mix it into a cocktail, or whip it into peanut butter. You can also apply CBD topically, either in liberal amounts from the bottle, or mixed into your favorite scented lotion.
What is CBD, Anyway?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, a healing extract from the industrial hemp plant. But CBD differs from medical marijuana in that CBD contains only trace amounts (<0.3%) THC, which means CBD cannot get you high.
If you had to guess, what would you expect CBD to taste like? You might be inclined to say “weed,” but you’d only be close. CBD has a very verdant, earthy green taste, not unlike wheatgrass juice or fresh-cut grass or microgreens. Many people find the taste to be quite pleasant, but if you find it a bit strong, you’ll be happy to know CBD blends well with all sorts of foods, beverages, sauces, and dressings, so you can mix CBD into your favorite food or drink.
If you enjoy the taste of CBD (as many people do), try blending it into salad dressings and herbaceous sauces like chimichurri, or drizzle it over a salad or flavorful fish. You can also take it neat by dispensing the desired amount directly into your mouth or take it sublingually under your tongue for rapid absorption.
• Keep a glass of water on hand so you can wash the taste of the oil away after it has been absorbed. Simply give your oil a minute to absorb under the tongue, then wash down whatever remains with a few gulps of water. Of course, a more flavourful drink like juice or coffee would work just as well, if not better.
Full spectrum CBD has a more hemp-like taste to it than isolated CBD. This is because full spectrum oils contain more than just one isolated cannabinoid. That said, high-quality full spectrum CBD oils should not contain significant plant matter such as waxes or chlorophyll, but instead just the crucial chemical constituents such as terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids. Full spectrum extracts are thoroughly filtered, then mixed with a carrier oil; the type of oil used will largely influence the taste of the final product. Moreover, these CBD oils should appear golden in consistency—a major indicator that they’ve been properly filtered of excess plant matter.
CBD oils that rely on a hemp seed oil base will taste quite a bit nuttier than other oils. Hemp seed oils are often described as tasting like walnuts or sunflower seeds. Because of this nutty flavour, hemp seed oil is sometimes used as a cooking ingredient.
CBD Hemp Seed Oil 15% (1500mg)
Olive oil and hemp seed oil are two of the most common base oils used in CBD oil. Each has its own unique flavour that can greatly influence the taste of the final product.
Some people love what CBD oil can do for them, but hate the taste. Certain CBD oils can have a leafy, earthy, almost grassy taste to them, but not all. Keep reading to find out what different kinds of CBD oils taste like, and how you can “hack” your CBD oil to change its flavour and make it more appetising.
• You could also choose to swallow your CBD oil instead of using it sublingually. Adding CBD oil to something like a smoothie or juice will mask its taste and make it much easier to get down. You can also add a few drops to things like coffee, milk, or even yogurt.
What does CBD oil taste like, and does it vary from product to product?
Amateur cannabis cooks would be cautioned to use sparing amounts of cannabis flower oil. The omega fatty acids and essential nutrients in hemp seed oil, however, make it the perfect garnish to use liberally on salads, meats, or stir frys.
Many CBD products don’t contain the full terpene profile present in cannabis flower, which needlessly diminishes their potential. Since Secret Nature CBD flower represents the true power of the supreme cannabis calyx in full bloom, however, it naturally contains the full terpene profile present in hemp. These terpenes are what make each Secret Nature flower strain taste so great, and they also might hold the key to Cannabis sativa‘s therapeutic future.
CBD users generally report that CBD-rich hemp oil tastes reasonably bitter with a distinct earthy flavor. In some cases, users may also report a hint of sweetness, but overall, CBD tastes like what it is–medicine. Some CBD tinctures are infused with artificial or natural flavors, but we like to keep things simple at Secret Nature by offering an unflavored tincture with beneficial ingredients like black seed oil and peppermint oil.
Culinary uses of each extract
During the early days of the industry, it was common to say that CBD was “non-psychoactive.” Since then, we’ve learned that this term isn’t as applicable to cannabidiol as we once thought. On the other hand, it’s certainly true that CBD is non-intoxicating; it provides many of the same benefits of THC-rich cannabis without the high.
A quick look through our hundreds of verified buyer reviews is enough to prove that we’re a cut above the competition. Our pedigreed flower phenotypes are grown in tightly-controlled indoor conditions under energy-efficient LED lamps, and each flower jar is vacuum-sealed for maximum freshness. We simply care about getting it right more than anyone else, and we enjoy nothing more than passing the fruits of our efficiency and innovation onto our customers.
The strong taste that most users report in association with CBD is natural, and it’s a reminder that your CBD-rich cannabis is full of terpenes, cannabinoids, and other compounds that contribute to its unique effects. Dive into the taste of CBD oil with Secret Nature, and learn about all the amazing flavors you can experience when you try our products.
“The taste was amazing and the CBD effects where immediately strong and long. Over all I would definitely recommend this strain.” – Shawn F on Cherry Cough.