Terpenes Defined

Terpenes are natural compounds that serve a variety of purposes, including forming a plant’s distinctive flavor and aroma profile, which can range from earthy and pungent to sweet and fruity. Though terpenes are found throughout nature, the plant family cannabaceae is unique because it can express a wide variety of terpenes to create complex and distinctive flavor profiles.


Whole-plant hemp extract (also called “full-spectrum CBD”) contains a range of terpenes native to the plant, while broad-spectrum products may contain a reduced amount lost in processing.