If you’ve never tried hemp, you might have heard off-putting tales about the flavor of hemp and CBD products. Words like bitter and earthy get thrown around. It’s no wonder that flavor fears keep some people from trying hemp at all. But it turns out hemp doesn’t have to taste like something a cow would eat. It’s actually possible to make hemp products that are completely flavor-free. More on that later.
IF IT’S SO…EARTHY, WHY DO PEOPLE WANT TO INGEST HEMP IN THE FIRST PLACE?
Hemp might look like other plants, but beneath that unassuming leafy exterior hides some extraordinary compoundscalled phytocannabinoids (phyto means plant) and there are 113 known cannabinoids today.
And they can help support your body’s ability to maintain homeostasis. Cannabinoids have neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. They can help minimize the impact of oxidative stressors, which can help fight disease.
In short, our bodies crave hemp. More specifically, our bodies crave hemp’s cannabinoids.
Full-spectrum hemp products, that’s hemp with all the cannabinoids, includes trace amounts of THC. People who want to avoid THC should opt for broad spectrum or CBD isolate products instead. CBD is the most prevalent cannabinoid in hemp and research has shown to be beneficial for inflammation, sleep, energy, and more.
When you ask, “what does hemp taste like?” you’re actually asking a complicated question.