Do you know why some strains have purple tones? This reason’s name, is not so simple: Anthocyanin, a pigment present in vegetables and fruits! Let’s explain…
Although all plants produce chlorophyll – pigments that are responsible for their green color – I bet you already have seen (if only by photo) those purple buds, or even purple leaves of cannabis plants.
Many of the questions we receive on Instagram are about different colors of water in the process of making our bubble hash. Some of you were impressed by the hues of wine, rosé and amber that you share with the stories – but mostly wine!
Are you curious to know the reason why this beautiful color appears in the water of our hash? Here, we’ll tell you why this happens quite often!
After all, what substance does this?
The reason why this happens has a not-so-simple name: Anthocyanin, a pigment present in countless plants responsible for the purplish tones. This natural colorant belongs to the family of flavonoids, an extensive group of phytonutrients found widely in plants, vegetables and fruits.
And what does it do?
When we think about the bubble hash process, our luck is that the green color does not stain water as easily as anthocyanin. Chlorophyll, because it is not so soluble in water, does not release its color unless temperatures increase, or the level of water friction increases with ice and plant matter (exactly what we try to avoid during this process, to ensure good quality and purity of what is being extracted there).
Another surprise is that anthocyanin also has therapeutic properties in the fight against free radicals, similar to antioxidants. In addition, it can help decrease inflammation associated with chronic pain!
It is present in red fruits, such as strawberries and cherries. According to research, the substance is side by side with flavonoids in terms of benefits to our health. It can fight tumors, chronic degenerative diseases – like Alzheimer’s, prevent memory loss and even diseases like glaucoma. Incredible, right?
Which strains are known for this color?
Some of the most known purple strains are:
- Granddaddy Purple (GDP);
- Grape Ape;
- Purple Haze;
- Mendocino Purps;
- Obama Kush;
- Purple Urkle;
- Sour Grape;
- Purple Skunk;
- Purple Cheese;
- Lavender Kush.
The world of plants continues to impress us more and more every day! Next time, this water from the extraction will be drunk in the form of antioxidant juice.
We love to understand all the magic that happens in the process that cannabis goes through, from the seed / clone to the final result of separating the resin heads to form hashish pieces!
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