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What are Terpenes and Trichomes

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What are terpenes & trichomes?

Terpenes are aromatic compounds that influence the smell and flavor profiles of cannabis. Trichomes are the glands on the actual cannabis plant that produce resins containing cannabinoids like THC. Together, they create the varying experience that consumers know from strain to strain. 

There are more than 120 terpenes present in cannabis, which give the cannabis plant its unique scents and flavors. The development of terpenes can be influenced by a variety of factors during the grow period, such as the amount of sunlight, soil quality, temperatures, humidity and the maturity of the plant when its harvested. Practicing the utmost care during cultivation is essential to growing strain varieties of the highest quality. 

Examples of the top five terpenes found in the cannabis strains include: 

1. Beta-Caryophyllene

Scent: Spicy/​Peppery/​Woody

Examples in Foods: Black pepper, rosemary, oregano, cloves
Strains: Cherry Chem, Animal Mints, Velvet Glove

2. Linalool

Scent: Floral

Examples in Foods: Bergamot, Coriander, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Geranium, lavender
Strains: Francos Lemon Cheese, Honey Stomper, Lemon Garlic

3. Limonene

Scent: Citrus

Examples in Foods: Limonene: Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemon/​Lime and other citrus fruits
Strains: Snowball S1, Star Kush, The Don Mega, Orange Cheddar

4. Myrcene

Scent: Earthy/​Sweet

Foods that contain Myrcene: Mango, Hops, Lemongrass, Thyme
Strains: Mimosa, Palpatine, Star 91, 3D, Kurple Grapes

5. Alpha-Pinene

Scent: Pine/​Woody

Foods that contain Alpha-Pinene: Basil, Parsley, Dill, Pine Nuts. Can also be found in pine needles that can be seeped in hot water and consumed as tea.
Strains: Lucid Blue, Afghani, SFV OG

Seed & Strain, a lifestyle cannabis brand by Columbia Care, one of the most experienced cultivators, manufacturers and providers of cannabis products in the U.S., has now launched across multiple states. Carrying the consistency and credibility of its parent company, Seed & Strain aims to provide consumers with high quality cannabis products from its harvested by hand” approach.

Seed & Strain takes pride in selecting the best strains to provide optimal whole body and mind benefits. The growers at Seed & Strain cultivate and harvest their strains so that the plants develop the necessary terpene profiles and trichomes to create the most advantageous effects.

Currently, Seed & Strain can be found at dispensaries in 9 states. To find a location near you, https://​seedand​strain​cannabis​.com/​#​w​h​e​r​e​-​t​o-buy

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