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Flavonoids are of phytonutrients, best known for providing lively colors to the otherwise green plant kingdom, whether it’s blue in blueberries, red in roses, or violet in your Grandaddy Purple strain.

Aside from cannabinoids and terpenes, many effects of cannabis are caused also by flavonoids. They commonly mix and combine with each other and with other phytonutrients contained in cannabis. They play a highly bioactive role both in the plants consumption as in its growing.


Protective function

As cannabis grows, different flavonoids within are produced. They work as UV-filters during plant’s growth and as a protection from pests and molds. As for consumption, there are still some flavonoids that are being somehow overlooked. These work with other substances to create color, aroma, taste, the entourage effect and the overall sensory experience.

Although research on the effects of flavonoids in our favorite plant is lacking due to prohibition, flavonoids in general belong among the best explored groups of nutrients. More than 6,000 types have been identified in a large body of studies. Many of them are found in edible plants that we eat and cook every day.

From all member of the plant kingdom, common edible plants are among the ones with greatest content of flavonoids, especially when grown in a proper way. With more and more scientists interested in cannabis, it is becoming ever clearer that flavonoids may be relatively widespread in cannabis and their potential role may be more important that we had thought before.

As for their content in the plant, cannabis belongs in the same stock with broccoli and kale.


Other research

To fully understand the effects of flavonoids in cannabis, we need to focus on this area much more. However, we already know that aside from enhancing the growth and human perception, flavonoids present in cannabis offer many benefits, just like their counterparts in food.