Trends: Medicinals on the Menu

Many restaurants are infusing ingredients like cannabinoids (CBD, the non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant) and MCT oil (medium-chain triglycerides) into recipes to appeal to the wellness crowd.
  • Hemp-based CBD has been touted to reduce anxiety, ease chronic pain, induce sleep, and treat acne. Although claims are unproven, customers are clamoring for cocktails, baked goods, and dips (like hummus and guacamole) containing it.
  • MCT oil is said to help people lose weight, build muscle mass, boost endurance, and help with dementia and seizures. Try it in coffee, ice cream, salad dressings, smoothies, and deviled eggs.