Imagine discovering a island with new types of herbs, spices, fruits, grains, aromas, and flavors! Our hand selected cannabis-derived terpenes offer a wide selection of new flavors and aromas that are unlike any flavor additive or artificial flavor available on the market!
In order to truly understand the significance of cannabis-derived terpenes, one must take a closer look at the current market of flavor additives, and discover their own path to unlocking this new world. When we think about citrus flavorings we tend to quickly imagine an orange, lime, or lemon. Limonene is a dominate terpene present in all three examples of citrus. We don't think about it from a molecular perspective because we call it an orange, but an orange actually has a direct profound stimulation of our thoughts, mood, memory, taste, and overall wellbeing. Why is that exactly? Well, our mind and body associates the smell and taste to nutrition based on our past experiences. The dominate terpene in an orange, limonene, is paired with high concentrations of vitamin C and the juice contains only about one-fifth the citric acid of lime or lemon. Smelling of an orange will actually cross the blood brain barrier and trigger these associations within the body. Limonene is one of the most common terpenes in cannabis varieties, is present in citrus fruits, juniper, peppermint, has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-depressant effects, and exerts anti-carcinogen properties. The pairing of terpenes with foods, salts, oils, fats, spices, herbs, sugars, seasonings and liquids can be integrated into a variety of culinary applications.
Blue River made its first culinary debut on a Viceland show called Bong Appetite. The show features an assortment of top chefs infusing cannabis-derived terpenes and cannabis compounds into their style of food. Since then, Blue River has co-developed a unique product line of simply syrups, sugars, suspensions, oils, and pure terpene compounds that can be easily infused into any water, liquid, beverage, ice cream, sorbet, gelato, chocolates, sauces, and virtually any edible.