The scent and flavor of plants can often be traced to the part of the plant called the ‘trichome’. Trichomes are a natural plant health and defense system which stores chemical compounds in shiny sticky resin glands attached to the plant surface. Trichomes contain chemicals like terpenes that hold scent and flavor as well as compounds useful for medicinal, personal, or industrial uses.
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Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants, particularly conifers, and by some insects such as termites or swallowtail butterflies, which emit terpenes from their osmeteria. They often have a strong odor and may protect the plants that produce them by deterring herbivores and by attracting predators and parasites of herbivores.
Terpenes and terpenoids are the primary constituents of the essential oils of many types of plants and flowers. Essential oils are used widely as fragrances in perfumery, and in medicine and alternative medicines such as aromatherapy. Synthetic variations and derivatives of natural terpenes and terpenoids also greatly expand the variety of aromas used in perfumery and flavors used in food additives. The aroma and flavor of hops comes, in part, from sesquiterpenes (mainly alpha-humulene and beta-caryophyllene), which affect beer quality.
They are the major components of resin, and of turpentine produced from resin. The name "terpene" is derived from the word "turpentine". Many terpenes are derived commercially from conifer resins, such as those made by pine. In addition to their roles as end-products in many organisms, terpenes are major biosynthetic building blocks within nearly every living creature. Steroids, for example, are derivatives of the triterpene squalene.
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Trichomes & Terpenes