Cannabis and Food
Cannabis and food are two of my favourite vices. To be honest few things make a better combination. Let’s face it with all the great weed strains, available and legalization in Canada and around the world food and cannabis pairings are becoming more and more popular. That’s right I’m saying to pair your food with cannabis flavours. By understanding Terpenes, you will learn how to combine flavour profiles of your food to your favourite cannabis strains.
What are Terpenes?
So what are Terpenes? In the natural world, terpenes give plants including the cannabis plant, all its aroma and flavours. Take a moment to consider some of the strains you may have heard of, orange dream, for example, is a Sativa-dominate strain that crosses orange crush with blue dream, that many have reported a comparison to tasting like an orange creamsicle.
Limonene – Citrus and spice
found in the citrus rind, rosemary, juniper and peppermint
Linalool– Sweet and floral
found in lavender, candy, rosewood, bergamot
Pinene– Pine and herbs
found in pine, basil, parsley and dill
Myrcene– Earth and Musk
Found in hops, mango, lemongrass, lemon verbena
Caryophyllene– Spice and pepper
Found in clove, camphor, pepper, cinnamon
Terpineol– Floral and fragrant
Found in lilac, orange blossom, lime, apple blossom
Ocimene– Herbs and earth
Found in mint, orchid, oregano, tarragon
Humulene– Tang and Spice
Found in sage, ginger, ginseng, echinacea
Cannabis and Food Pairings
Here are just a few pairings that go well with your chocolate munchie cravings; Sour diesel, Tangie, Cabbage Patch, GG4 and Blueberry Kush, just to name a few.
Do you have any cannabis recipes you would like to share? Comment with them below and we will post them here!
Have fun explore and enjoy. Remember to always eat and smoke responsibly.
Written by Tim Varney