Terepenes, Terpenoids and Flavonoids

What temperature does THC vaporize at?

To really understand the chemical structure of the cannabis plant, you might want to learn about terpenes, terpenoids and flavonoids. THC vaporizes at 157 °C (314°F). These two are a specific group of cannabinoids found in cannabis buds. Weed can have both euphoric and analgesic effects, inducing a great sense of relaxation. The most famouns for the most famous cannabinoid, THC.

What are the differences between  Terpenes, Terpenoids and Flavonoids?

Enough about THC, let us discuss the difference between Terpenes, Terpenoids and Flavonoids.

Terpenes, Terpenoids, and flavonoids are all cannabinoids are all released when smoking weed. They affect taste, smell, odor, etc. The difference between terpenes and terpenoids is that terpenes are hydrocarbons. Terpenes are most basic chemical structures. Terpenoids include more complicated chemical compounds.  Flavonoids are the most important for flower pigmentation in the petals for some flowers. Flavonoids that are found in pot plants are called cannaflavins.

What is the best relative humidity to store your cannabis at?

Terpenes and flavonoids are both oily and sticky compounds found in cannabis buds. They also help in determining what cannabis strain a particular bud is. These chemical compounds give their aroma and taste characteristics and their signature is found in that particular pot strain. Most buds are stored at a relative humidity of 65% relative humidity to keep the terpenes and the flavonoids fresh.

Terpenoids and flavonoids found in cannabis concentrate products

Terpenoids and flavonoids are sometimes found in cannabis concentrate products. The terpenoids and flavonoids in cannabis oil products are Sometimes, citrus flavors are added with the addition of limonene. Terpenoids are naturally occurring organic compounds that make up a cannabis bud’s flavors and smells. The best examples of terpenoids are menthol and limonene, emitted by many trees and plants not excluding cannabis plants. They have strong smells and are responsible for the aromas of the vegetation in which they are found. Well known plants that produce terpenes or terpenoids with smells and flavors are used as aromatic herbs for tea, cooking, and flavoring.

What temperature should I set my vaporizer to for cannabis?

The terpenoid, limonene are the major components in citrus oil. Limonene contributes to the flavor of citrus fruits. Limonene is terpenoids has lemon like odor. Terpenoids have the lowest boiling point, around 132°F. They are typically the first compounds to be released by vaporizing. Many cannabinoids require temperatures above 200°C to evaporate. However, avoid setting your vaporizer that temperature when you are going to vape your weed so an unsuspecting pot smoker can run the risk of causing combustion.

Ginkgo leaves contain flavonoids and terpenoids, which are both antioxidant characteristics. In your body, harmful particles called free radicals build up as you age, and may contribute to heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Antioxidants like those found in ginkgo fight off free radicals, and stop them from damaging DNA and other cells.

The following is a summary of of just some of the cannabinoids found in cannabis buds that affect aroma and taste. Each cannabinoid has its own effects but all of them seem to work in conjunction with each other as well.

Terpenoids found in cannabis buds:

  • β-myrcene
  • β-caryophyllene
  • d-limonene
  • pulegone
  • 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol)
  • α-pinene
  • α-terpineol
  • terpineol-4-ol
  • p-cymene
  • borneol
  • Δ-3-carene

Flavonoids found in cannabis buds:

  • apigenin
  • quercetin
  • cannflavin A
  • β-sitosterol

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