As you can see — uncured flower is the bone of all connoisseurs. If you’re ready to leave tasteless and unappealing taste behind, it’s time to learn about the three goals of curing.
One of the most important aspects of the curing process is ensuring optimal moisture content.
During the initial drying stage, flowers lose the vast majority (~75%) of their internal moisture. However, it’s during the curing process that stops moisture loss in its tracks.
By preserving moisture, connoisseurs and cultivators improve overall bag appeal, smokability, cannabinoid retention, and a decreased potential for bacterial growth.
Reduce Sugar and Chlorophyll
Another key aspect of the curing process is reducing unwanted substances’ concentration.
Primarily, sugar and chlorophyll are two substances that must be removed during the curing stage. If you do not correctly cure CBD, sugar allows for a breeding frenzy of enzymes and bacteria.
Additionally, improperly cured CBD does not remove excess chlorophyll, which produces a hay-like taste during consumption..
Therefore, curing sheds sugar and chlorophyll content so consumers can enjoy every puff.
Increase Terpene and Cannabinoid Retention
Possibly the most important result of properly cured flowers is increased terpene and cannabinoid retention.
By maintaining an adequate humidity level (55-65% RH), unwanted substances dissipate while terpene and cannabinoid retention increases.
In other words, mouth-watering terpenes are retained, thus increasing the aromatic and flavorful appeal. Additionally, cannabinoids, are retained, resulting in more potent and long-lasting effects