Organoleptic properties

Last Updated: January 21, 2019

Definition - What does Organoleptic properties mean?

Organoleptic is defined as being perceivable by the senses, such as smell, appearance, taste and touch. Organoleptic properties are sensory experiences of the distinctive attributes or qualities of a thing. So, for cannabis organoleptic properties include but are not limited to terpene profile, sweetness, pungency, flavor and quality of experience (high). Examples include: couch lock, fruity smell, color and crystals, wetness or dryness, increased visual acuity, euphoria, sleepiness, etc.

MaximumYield explains Organoleptic properties

There are several ways in which to test for the organoleptic properties of dried cannabis flower samples, including chemical or microscopic testing as well as by perceiving it directly through the senses. These include the peroxide-sulfuric acid test, the ferric chloride reaction, the indophenol reaction, determination of the acid fraction, ultraviolet and infrared absorption characteristics, microbiological assay on antibiotic potency and corneal arettexia test in rabbits.

You can also describe smells by using words like skunky, or appearance like saying chronic as well as describing the effect of the high on the body.

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