Food and Cannabis

Cooking With Cannabis, A Quick Guide to Terpenes

Cooking with Cannabis

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.

Cannabis & Food

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

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