Fruity Terpenes – A Guide To The Tastiest Terps

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When it comes to taste and aroma, terpenes are king. Terpenes are the aromatic compounds found in many plants including cannabis, and they are responsible for the unique flavor of each strain. While there are many types of terpenes, some can be described as fruity. If you’re looking for a fruity-forward strain, here are some terpenes that you should keep an eye out for.

Key Takeaways

  • Get to know the fruity terpenes that make cannabis so unique: Myrcene, Pinene, Limonene, Terpinolene, Eucalyptol, Citral, Geranyl Acetate, β-Caryophyllene, E-β-Farnesene, Trans-Ocimene and Linalool
  • These terpenes have potential benefits such as reducing anxiety and inducing a calming effect
  • Strains high in Caryophyllene include Tilray’s Island Sweet Skunk, Jack Herer and Skywalker OG
  • Strains with fruity terpene aromas include OG Kush, Lemonchello, Lemon Haze, Cherry Wine, Florida Lemons & Tahoe OG

Myrcene

Myrcene is one of the most abundant terpenes found in cannabis and is characterized by a fruity and grapelike flavor. It is gently sedative and helps potentiate the actions of other terpenes and cannabinoids. Strains that are rich in myrcene include Skunk XL, White Widow, and Special Kush.

Pinene

Alpha-pinene and beta-pinene are known collectively as “pinene” due to their distinctively piney aroma. They also occur in pine trees, orange peels, herbs such as basil and rosemary, and can have a gentle anti-inflammatory effect. Strains rich in pinene include Strawberry Cough, Blue Dream, and Dutch Treat.

Limonene

Limonene (Lm) is a fruity terpene that is found in orange and lemon rinds and is commonly found in the strains Wedding Cake, Banana OG, and Purple Hindu Kush. It has been studied for its potential to reduce stress and anxiety.

Other Fruity Terpenes

Other fruity terpenes found in cannabis plants include terpinolene (Te), which is found in nutmeg, cumin, and lilac; eucalyptol (Eu), which has notes of mint; citral (Ct), which has a strong lemon scent; geranyl acetate (Ga), which has a delicate floral aroma; β-caryophyllene (Bc), which has an intense clove-like smell; E-β-farnesene (Ebf), which has a sweet apple scent; trans-ocimene (To), which has a sweet herbal scent; and linalool (Ln), which may help fight anxiety and depression.

Strains containing these terpenes include Orange Cookies, Dutch Treat, Skunk XL, White Widow, Special Kush, Big Smooth, Blue Dream, Cannatonic, Cotton Candy Kush, God’s Gift, Grape Ape Remedy, Amnesia Haze Lavender Vanilla Cherry Pie Gelato Banana Kush Malawi Pineapple OG Kush Lemonchello Cherry Wine Runtz Cereal OG Zkittlez.

Fruity Terpenes Offer Many Benefits

The fruity terpenes mentioned above have potential benefits such as reducing anxiety, inducing a calming effect, helping with sleep deprivation, being an active anti-inflammatory agent bronchodilatory activity in asthma patients inhibiting cell proliferation providing antinociceptive relief potent anti-cancer properties immunostimulating properties analgesic effects anxiolytic effects. With these incredible potential benefits offered by these fruity terpenes it’s no wonder why so many people turn to cannabis strains containing them!

What Strains Have the Most Fruity Terpenes?

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Cannabis is renowned for its extensive range of terpenes, which are the compounds responsible for giving each strain its unique aroma and flavor. Many of these terpenes have fruity aromas, making them popular among cannabis consumers looking to experience a flavorful and enjoyable high. Here’s a look at the most fruity terpene-rich strains of cannabis.

Strains High in Caryophyllene

Strains of cannabis with high levels of the fruity terpene caryophyllene include Tilray’s Island Sweet Skunk, Jack Herer, and Skywalker OG. This terpene is characterized by its aroma with notes of citrus, apples, and rose. It is believed to produce sedating effects and is being investigated for its potential medical benefits like inhibiting growth of leishmaniasis and having antiparasitic, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties.

OG Kush, Lemonchello, Lemon Haze and Cherry Wine

OG Kush, Lemonchello, Lemon Haze and Cherry Wine are some of the hemp plant strains that are known for their fruity terpene aromas. OG Kush has a fruity flavour that reminds one of berries with citrus and spicy touches. Lemonchello has a delightful flavour of lemon and cherry with crisp citrus.

Lemon Haze has an intense citrus aroma with predominance of lemon, grapefruit and spicy touches. Cherry Wine has sweet and fruity aromas that often include spicy, woody and earthy overtones. All these terpenes have medicinal properties and are believed to affect dopamine and serotonin production.

Blackberry Kush

The terpene profile of Blackberry Kush includes Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Limonene, Pinene, Linalool, Menthol, Nerolidol, and Cineol. Of these terpenes, Limonene and Myrcene have the strongest fruity aromas. Limonene has a smell that is reminiscent of citrus fruits and is often used as a flavor enhancer in foods. Myrcene has an earthy aroma with sweet hints of forest fruits and berries. Both Limonene and Myrcene are known for their ability to enhance the flavor of food products and cannabis extracts.

Other Strains Rich in Fruity Terpenes

Other strains that are rich in fruity terpenes include Super Silver Haze, OG Kush, Rock Star, Sour Diesel, Durban Poison, Jack Herer, Amnesia Haze Special Kush and Lavender.

These strains contain terpenes such as limonene, linalool and beta caryophyllene which are associated with sweet and citrus-scented aromas. Limonene has high uplifting effects and is known to reduce stress and anxiety. Linalool helps to fight anxiety and depression while beta caryophyllene is known for its analgesic properties. All of these strains have the potential to provide therapeutic benefits.

Florida Lemons & Tahoe OG

Florida Lemons & Tahoe OG are both strains that have fruity terpenes. Florida Lemons is a hybrid indica strain derived from a cross of Florida OG & Lemon OG & its pungent terpene limonene gives it a sweet & sour scent. Tahoe OG on the other hand is an earthy strain with high THC content (about 20 percent).

Both of these strains are known to stimulate appetite although they’re not recommended for beginner tokers due to their potency Additionally Appetite Suppressant Terpene Blend with CB2 contains terpenes like humulene beta-caryophyllene & terpinene that can help with weight loss & feelings of fullness.

Conclusion

Cannabis strains with fruity terpenes offer a unique and flavorful experience, as well as potential therapeutic benefits. From OG Kush to Florida Lemons, there are many strains that contain fruity terpenes like limonene, linalool, and beta caryophyllene. These terpenes have the potential to reduce stress and anxiety, fight depression, and provide analgesic effects. So if you’re looking for a fruity-forward strain that can provide you with medicinal benefits, look no further than these amazing cannabis varieties!

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Katie Devoe

Katie Devoe is an entrepreneur, educator, and cannabis thought leader. She has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences and developed the CannaCertified cannabis education platform.

• Cannabis and Hemp Enthusiast
• One of the first female business owners in the hemp and cannabis industry
• Co-founder of one of the largest and most established CBD manufacturers in the country
• Spent the past decade leading brands in the hemp and cannabis industry
• Developed a certification program
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Katie Devoe

Katie Devoe is an entrepreneur, educator, and cannabis thought leader. She has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences and developed the CannaCertified cannabis education platform.

• Cannabis and Hemp Enthusiast
• One of the first female business owners in the hemp and cannabis industry
• Co-founder of one of the largest and most established CBD manufacturers in the country
• Spent the past decade leading brands in the hemp and cannabis industry
• Developed a certification program
Connect with Katie on LinkedIn

Get a quote from Katie on your product idea today!

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