Terp's Candy are flavored by Terpenes, which are organic compounds that contribute to the unique flavor, scent, and color of a variety of plants and fruits. Terpenes are well known for the distinct and varied flavors of cannabis. However, Terpenes have been utilized by humans for thousands of years in a plethora of other ways including aromatherapy and natural remedies.
Extensive research has been conducted on the medicinal and industrial properties of Terpenes with new applications being steadily discovered for these complex compounds. They are the building blocks of essential oils, and are often used in natural flavoring, aromatherapy, and perfumery. Below is a list of Terpenes found in our Terp's Candy with Myrcene, D-Limonene, and A-Pinene being the heavy hitters of our complex.
An organic hydrocarbon classified as a monoterpene, which is the smallest of the Terpenes. It commonly found in hops, mangoes, basil, orange peels, and cannabis. Myrcene has aromas of fruit, clove, and earthy nodes. Ever heard that eating a mango before you ingest cannabis enhances the effects? Myrcene is abundant in mangoes, and is one of the main Terpenes we use in our hard candy. Best yet, one Terp's Candy has as much Myrcene as 20+ mangoes!
D-limonene is a monoterpene most commonly found in the rinds of citrus fruit, and is one of the most common types in cannabis as well. Limonene has a citrus-like aroma that is often described as clean and fresh. Its flavors can be sweet, tangy, or bitter depending on what other compounds are present with it. Limonene also has a long history of medicinal uses in a variety of applications.
Pinene is a principal monoterpene and is physiologically important for plants and animals. It can form new Terpenes (like Limonene) when reacting with other compounds. It is the most common Terpene in the natural system. There are also high amounts in rosemary and cannabis. You guessed it, Pine flavor and aroma.
Helps give lavender it's unique flavor and scent, in addition, it is found in over 200 species of plants, including mint. Linalool is often used in natural aromatherapy and in a variety of other naturally scented products. It is also a critical component in the production of vitamin E.
Found in plants and essential oils such as rose, geranium, and lemon grass. Geraniol has a sought after sweet rose scent, making it widely used in products. It also shows promising medicinal applications.