Making Edibles? Our Picks for the Best Flower to Cook With

While cannabis-infused treats continue to fill the shelves of your favorite dispensaries, many canna-enthusiasts prefer to make their own snacks – and for good reason! Whether you are a seasoned cannabis cook or just curious about creating canna-infused foods, you need to know the best flower to cook with.

Strains to Try in Your Edibles

If you’re ready to try your hand at homemade edibles but wondering how to choose a strain, we’ve got you covered. But if you’re still on the fence, asking advice from a budtender at your favorite dispensary can be a great way to go. Let them know the specifics about what you’re seeking. For instance, are you looking to veg out on the couch for a few hours, or looking for help cramming for an upcoming test? A good budtender can help direct you to the right flower.

Another aspect of choosing a strain is the flavor of the finished products. Some strains have coffee or chocolate aromas, while others are more citrusy. With so many to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming, so here are some of our favorite strainss for whipping up some fantastic edibles.

The Best Flower to Cook With

Trainwreck Strain

One of the most popular strains for recreational users, this locomotive of a strain is a sativa-dominant and a favorite with bakers. This classic flower is a great pain killer and promotes feelings of euphoria and satisfaction when cooked. It’s excellent for making cannabutter because of its high THC content, and the edibles made from Trainwreck are long-lasting. With Trainwreck, a little goes a long way, so it’s a perfect choice for those who are on a budget.

White Widow

White Widows Strain

This sativa-dominant hybrid is one of the most famous cannabis strains of all time. When smoked, it produces a refreshing pine aroma that can also impact the flavor of your edibles and can add a fresh minty hint to your treats. This potent, flavorsome flower will give you a more substantial high when you enjoy it in tasty edibles vs. smoking.

OG Kush

OG Kush Strain
Source: Leafly

One of the best strains for making cannabutter, OG Kush has a relaxing and calming effect that will make you feel like you’re floating on a tasty cloud of sweet treats. It’s known for making those who eat it feel light and breezy, and it’s a favorite flow to cook with among seasoned bakers.

Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze Strain

This zestful and citrusy strain is synonymous with energy and vitality. Use this strain to your edible recipes when you want to enjoy a get-up-and-go type effect. Add some lemony spice to your edibles and revel in the refreshing experience of Super Lemon Haze

Orange Crush

Orange Crush Strain
Source: Leafly

Orange Crush is the perfect choice if you’re craving some chill time with your buddies over a fresh batch of brownies. This sativa-dominant hybrid provides a unique sweet flavor and a cerebral effect when eaten. Because this flower contains a large amount of THC, get ready for a powerful punch when enjoying edibles made from this strain, especially if you are new to canna-cooking.

Want some more ideas for the best flower for cooking? Stop by our Des Moines dispensary and our expert budtenders will be happy to help. Bon Appetit!

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