- by Aseppak
- October 10, 2019
Terpenes are an incredibly interesting part of the natural world. They are found in different places like fruits and plants, amongst them and notably cannabis. Terpenes are responsible for the aroma and flavors of these plants, and in cannabis they interact with other compounds in terms of the effect they produce on the consumer.
So terpenes have it all: flavor, aroma and affect the effect. We are expecting a rise in the trend of product development around terpenes and in technologies to include them into edibles and beverages. Nowadays they are the main component in essential oils.
Terpenes have a very specific function in nature. They are created by plants as a way to protect themselves from insects and other environmental dangers. Hence, they have a direct effect on regeneration. They also assist with oxygenation.
Through terpenes, product developers can add different aromas and flavors to make the drinking, eating, rubbing and smoking experience richer. We are still learning about the great potential they have in wellness.
Given that terpenes are relatively unknown to consumers, they could be a great opportunity to educate consumers and to make brands and products stand out from their competition.
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