Organoleptic Properties

Last updated: November 19, 2021

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.

For example, 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.


Maximum Yield Explains Organoleptic Properties

There are several ways in which to test for the organoleptic properties, including chemical or microscopic testing. 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.

Organoleptic properties can also be simply perceived directly through the senses by describing aroma, flavor, appearance, and other attributes.


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