Foods to make the best canna dishes

Liz Filmer
13 Nov 2023

Cooking with cannabis is becoming evermore popular, but have you ever wondered if there are certain foods that go best with cannabis? Here are a few that guarantee you a delicious dish and enhanced effects.


A bit of an urban legend that has turned out to be accurate: mangoes can boost your absorption of cannabis. Eating mangoes approximately 45 minutes before ingesting cannabis can make its euphoric sensations a bit more robust.

Mangoes are high in myrcene, a terpene present in cannabis. Myrcene seems to raise the maximum saturation level of CB1 receptors in our endocannabinoid system. This results in faster, more substantial psychoactive effects. Mangos work with the body to maximise the therapeutic results of cannabis. 


Incredibly versatile, avocados are popular in all kinda ofd dishes whether sweet, salty or savour, all whilst providing healthy fats, micronutrients, and vitamins. Not only does the high-fat content of avocados aid absorption of cannabinoids, but it also helps with correct digestion and creating a sense of feeling of being full. 


This distinctive fragrant herb is famous for its strong scent and flavour. Although many people link terpenes with cannabis, terpenes are found in virtually all plants. Borneol and eucalyptol are terpenes found in cannabis that imitate the taste and scent of mint. This is why mint pairs so well with cannabis.

Nuts and nut butter

Cashews, pecans, almonds, walnuts, and many options and benefits. Nuts and nut butter are a fantastic source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamins, calcium, magnesium and antioxidants. The advantage of eating a food so rich in healthy fats is only amplified when you add cannabis to the equation. 

Cannabinoids, including THC and CBD, are fat-soluble. Eating food that contains fats allows cannabinoids to be absorbed more efficiently than if they were consumed on an empty stomach. You can make nut milk easily by blending a cup of nuts with water and straining it with a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Adjust the amount of water to achieve the desired level of creaminess.

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