Limonene DominanceLemon peel oil cold pressed from different origins is approximately 61% limonene, 17% beta pinene, and 9% gamma terpinene (Weiss, 1997)
Ratios: 7 units limonene : 2 units β-pinene : 1 unit γ-terpinene
How does this profile compare to that of a limonene- dominant cannabis strain, such as Lemon OG or Super Lemon Haze? We shall see...
I thought it particularly interesting that there is no mixture of Pinenes in lemon peel as we regularly see in cannabis. This simply suggests a different metabolic pathway (enzyme) creates this pinene than does the same in cannabis.
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Weiss, E. A. (1997) Essential oil crops, Cab international, Wallingford.