Clarified butter, also known as ghee, is popular for infusions since it is shelf-stable without refrigeration because the water and milk solids have been removed.
Ghee has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic practices. In India, they’ve combined cannabis or bhang with ghee to increase bioavailability for just as long. It has a higher smoke point than other oils and butters, and boasts a naturally nutty, sweet flavor. It doesn’t need to be used in cooking or baking – it actually can be eaten and enjoyed by the spoonful, with pretzel sticks, or in bulletproof coffee to help you stay full for longer.
We know that you’ll love the flavor and efficiency of our ghee, but we decided to put it to the test with cannabis infusion. Let’s figure out the infusion rate of ghee.
Cannabis-Infused Ghee Test Results
We began with THC-rich cannabis decarboxylated inside the Ardent FX on the A1 setting. We tested our decarboxylated material at MCR Labs, and found that after the activation cycle, our one-gram of cannabis tested at 16.26% THC. So, let’s move the decimal point over one place to the right to determine how many mgs are in our gram of cannabis. Our one-gram nug yielded about 162 mgs of activated THC.
We then placed the decarboxylated cannabis inside an ounce of ghee and allowed it to infuse on the FX’s infuse setting. We also brought the infused ghee to MCR Labs to see how many mgs made it inside! It tested for 147.7 mgs of THC.
A huge amount of our original 162 activated mgs have ended up in our ghee. Let’s figure out the infusion rate of ghee by dividing the 147 mgs found in our infusion by the 162 mgs that were placed inside the solution to start. Then, move the decimal point over two places to the right.
Ghee has about a 90% infusion rate.
What could you do with this potent ghee?
- Bhang saag
- Cakes and cupcakes
- Roasted vegetables