a) Definition of Hemp Pasta
Hemp pasta is made from hemp flour. There are two ways of incorporating the benefits of the industrial hemp plant in your diet. First, you can prepare a hemp pasta meal, and secondly, you can enrich your regular pasta or hemp pasta meal with hemp oil.
How to Make Hemp Pasta
There are various manufacturers of this dish offering varieties of the delicacy. To make the pasta, hemp flour is mixed with durum wheat flour and made into a paste. Then it is shaped into a pasta shape then dried at low temperatures.
Hemp Pasta Types
There are several varieties of this delicacy in the market to help in varying your dishes and also to suit different tastes, preferences, and cultures. We have organic spaghetti, noodles, shells, and macaroni hemp pastas.
Hemp Pasta Benefits
This is not a regular pasta, it is made with hemp seed flour (hulled or whole). The pasta is rich in essential amino acids, fatty acids, and minerals. In addition, the pasta has anti-oxidants and fibers. Because it is a plant-based food, it is a good protein alternative to vegans, vegetarians, and anyone allergic to milk, eggs or other grains like gluten.
The oil is an extract from the flowers, leaves, and stalks of the industrial hemp plant. CBD has many medicinal properties. When consumed or applied topically it reduces pain and anxiety in the body. It is also good for pets. The good thing is that CBD is not psychoactive and will not make you stoney or fail a drug test.
How to Cook Meals Infused with CBD
Using CBD oil in a sauce enriches the meal with the medicinal benefits of CBD. However, you have to be careful when cooking CBD oil. It should never be allowed to cook directly or cook for too long because its effectiveness gets compromised and also it may give an odor. Therefore, it is good to use CBD in meals that require simmering or low heat cooking. CBD is fantastic in sauces. Here are two simple recipes you can try at home.
CBD Pasta Recipe
1 cup onions, (chopped)
1 cup of red pepper, (chopped)
2 bay leaves
2 garlic cloves(minced)
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon pepper
16 ounces of tomato paste
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon of salt
Full Spectrum CBD oil
Put all the above ingredients in a large saucepan with a few drops of CBD oil ( 5ml will be appropriate). Turn on the cooker and let the meal simmer on low heat for two hours. Keep stirring the mixture until it forms into a paste. Serve with hemp pasta.
2. CBD Spaghetti Recipe
200 grams spaghetti
100 ml Olive oil (Or your preferred cooking oil)
5 ml CBD oil
1 and a half cloves garlic (finely chopped)
Half a red chili (finely chopped)
A handful of basil or parsley (finely chopped)
Salt to taste
Fry the garlic for two minutes using the olive oil or your preferred oil, stirring it. Then, add a little water (1 to 2 tbsp) and then add the chili and basil. Then, add salt and cook for another three minutes. Reduce the heat and then add CBD oil. After that, add steaming hot boiled and drained spaghetti. Lastly, toss it and leave it to cook for two minutes before serving while it is hot.
b) The History of Pasta
Pasta is believed to have originated from Italy with records tracing it back to as early as 13th or 14th Century. Pasta is an Italian staple food. Regular pasta is made from unleavened durum wheat flour and eggs. Then it is formed into a variety of shapes then cooked or boiled and baked. However, there are other varieties of pasta that were invented for people sensitive to eggs or gluten
c) The Future of Hemp Pasta
Hemp is a supercrop that has no known allergies and a good alternative protein source for people with different allergies. Besides that, it is nutritious. In this regard, more and more people will opt for hemp pasta especially vegans, vegetarians and individuals who are sensitive to eggs, and gluten.
In the future, product manufacturers will find ways of making 100% hemp pasta or find alternative substitutes that are gluten-free.
d) Frequently Asked Questions
Can I cook pasta with CBD oil?
Yes, you can. Worth noting is that nutritional benefits are compromised when CBD is exposed to high heat and direct heat. Therefore, use CBD when you are simmering food.
Where can I buy hemp pasta?
It is legal to grow hemp in the USA after the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. Hemp products will no longer be rare on shelves in local stores. Therefore, for hemp pasta, check your local store or buy from online dealers.
Can hemp pasta get you high?
No, you will not get stoney from consuming hemp. Hemp is different from marijuana. Marijuana is the plant that has high amounts of THC which causes one to get high. Hemp has only traces of THC (below 0.3%) which are too low to cause a psychoactive effect. Furthermore, the delicacy is made from the seeds of the industrial hemp plant which do not contain any THC.
Is hemp pasta gluten-free?
There are various varieties of hemp pasta some of them are gluten-free. When shopping for dish check the label for the ingredients list.