Lecithin is an ingredient that is used to assist in combining other ingredients that don’t bind well together. For instance, it will help oil bind to water. This common food additive and phospholipid has been known to help treat ailments such as high cholesterol, anxiety, eczema, and memory disorders like Alzheimer’s and dementia. It is also commonly used in the manufacturing of other medications.
Lecithin is not needed to make edibles that involve baking. Since brownies and cookies and products of that nature are already full of ingredients that bind easily. However, when making salad dressings or anything that is fat free, it makes the process much easier. It helps stabilize and binds the ingredients together when certain ingredients repel one another.
There are a few different ways to obtain this phospholipid. It can be found in eggs, soybeans, avocados or sunflowers. However, not all of these are the best. Soy-based, though the most common and inexpensive, is processed and genetically modified. Egg-based is good for some users eliminates the vegan users. Sunflower-based has been said to be the best version of this because it’s minimally processed and comes in a convenient powder form, making it easier to mix in with ingredients. Most sources and users agree with this.
Does It Make Edibles Better?
Many are wondering if adding this phospholipid makes the edible more potent. There are different opinions regarding this. It is difficult to say yes or no because each person experiences cannabis according to their physical makeup, personal characteristics, genetics, gender, etc. Some are more sensitive than others. Some claim other food products when eaten before the cannabis enhances the potency. The one thing that is known is that individuals have different experiences when using cannabis.
Lecithin is not always a necessary component to add to cannabis while making edibles. But it is a good element that has many benefits. Because of its ability to bind oils and waters it can aid in the digestion of the edibles. It may also keep the edible products lasting longer as well, as it’s been known the decrease the chance of mold formation and then increasing the product’s shelf life.
While is not a necessity to add lecithin to cannabis, the benefits of doing so can help to increase their shelf life, possibly aide in user digestion, and make the edible cooking process much easier.