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Botanical Terpenes vs. Cannabis-Derived Terpenes: Learn the Differences

When it comes to cannabis products, terpenes are an essential component that contribute to the unique flavor and aroma profiles of each strain. Terpenes are a diverse group of organic compounds found in many plants, including cannabis, and are responsible for the plant's distinct smell and taste. However, not all terpenes are created equal. This article will explore the differences between botanical terpenes and cannabis-derived terpenes.

Botanical Terpenes

Botanical terpenes are terpenes extracted from plants other than cannabis. These terpenes are extracted from natural sources such as pine trees, lavender, or citrus fruits. After extraction, the terpenes are blended to create a specific flavor or aroma profile. Botanical terpenes are considered safe for consumption and used in food and beverage products.

One of the benefits of using botanical terpenes is the ability to create a wide range of unique flavors and aromas. By blending different terpenes, manufacturers can create custom flavor profiles that mimic the taste and aroma of popular cannabis strains. Botanical terpenes are highly purified, which means they are free of impurities that can impact the taste and smell of the final product.

Cannabis-Derived Terpenes

Cannabis-derived terpenes are terpenes extracted from the cannabis plant itself. These terpenes are responsible for the distinct flavor and aroma profiles of each cannabis strain. In addition, they play an essential role in the entourage effect, which is the idea that the various components of the cannabis plant work together to produce a more significant effect than they would individually.

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