CBD spaghetti? Is CBD now being infused in every other edible product?
Well, the new farm bill that was passed which legalized cannabis in the U.S. has paved ways for companies and businesses to create CBD infused products and drive consumer market by its curiosity about the health benefits of CBD products.
The non-psychoactive component CBD or cannabidiol is found in hemp plant, a cannabis genus. Cannabinoid has been lauded for its strong potential in relieving stress and anxiety. It also helps in improving sleep disorders and severe cases of epilepsy.
According to chef and author Liana Werner-Gray, CBD can also render comfort to those with achy joints, arthritis and cancer. She uses the substance in her cooking and shares her story about cannabinoid journey.
Both of her grandfathers died of the disease, her mother is a breast cancer survivor and she herself had a 3.7 cm tumour in her throat almost a decade ago. She told “Us Weekly” about how the mother daughter duo were able to change their diets and that gastronomic shift, coupled with traditional treatments.
Warner-Gray says she is now, “cancer free and healthy”.
Her experience with cancer has played a pivotal role in her life, it also inspired her to write Cancer Free with Food, a new book that details how people can help fight the disease, including what they can eat, avoid and follow.
“For this book, I wanted to spend time doing the research into what foods have been used in scientific studies to show which are most effective in killing cancer cells and reducing tumors,” Werner-Gray tells Us.
“I was fascinated by what I found and listed the foods in Cancer-Free with Food, along with recipes using those particular foods, like cauliflower, cacao powder, CBD, garlic and broccoli sprouts.”
Since CBD is derived from the hemp plant, it consists little to extremely low THC, tetrahydro cannabinoid, a substance which is responsible for the “high” that people get after smoking marijuana.
THC is found in abundance in marijuana plant and can cause significant damage to your health as it is a psychoactive component. Excess consumption of THC can lead to mental disorders and even cause death in severe cases.
However, the federal law only takes CBD into account for legal cannabis as it provides a balanced effect with potential health benefits. Werner-Gray assures Us that the substance doesn’t have any psychoactive effects.
This is why the author of The Earth Diet likes to use the substance when she is preparing meals. She says that when you infuse CBD into your cooking, the effect becomes four times intense meaning it strengthens by four times which ultimately means four times the actual potency. She says the secret to using CBD oil effectively and safely while cooking is to blend it with olive oil or coconut oil to hide the bitter taste and helps distribute it thoroughly the food.
This is exactly how the health and nutrition coach makes her CBD pesto edamame spaghetti recipe, which is also published in Cancer Free with Food. If you are looking for an easy way to embed CBD into some of your meals, check out this recipe below!
CBD Pesto Edamame Spaghetti
Makes 4 servings
For the pesto:
• 1/3-cup olive oil
• 4 full droppers of CBD (4 servings)
• 1 cup fresh basil
• 1/4 cup broccoli sprouts
• 1/2 cup spinach
• 1/4 cup walnuts
• 1 small clove garlic
• 1/4 tsp sea salt
• Juice of 1/2 a lemon
For the pasta:
• 1 box Explore Cuisine Edamame Spaghetti
1. In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil and CBD until it’s well combined. Remember to mix it well as you want the CBD oil to blend completely in the olive oil. Set aside once done.
2. Take a food processor or blender, add the other pesto ingredients and blend until well-combined.
3. After this, add the CBD oil mixture and mix together. Keep some chunks if you like texture in your pesto. Set aside.
4. Boil edamame spaghetti for three minutes in a pot and cook until boiled completely. follow the packet instructions. Drain and serve in bowls.
5. Toss the pesto sauce with the edamame spaghetti and enjoy!