Live resin sauce is the latest big cannabis trend to hit 2020 full on, after rising in popularity for a few years. In fact, here at Ignite, we’ve just released a batch of new live resin strains that lovers of the “sauce”, as it’s also known, can get their hands on. But for the uninitiated – just what is live resin sauce?
Live resin sauce is a cannabis concentrate that’s also referred to as “terp sauce” (“terp” is short for “terpene”). Live resin has become popular due to its strong flavor and aroma and that’s down to its high terpene content. To the eye, it resembles clear crystals coated in a darker yellow-to-amber liquid. It has a relatively low cannabinoid content, but what it lacks in potency is more than made up for in its smell, taste, and experience.
Sauce has a sticky, liquid consistency and is usually the most flavorful of extracts. Sauce is normally made via a closed loop system that allows the finished solution to settle under different pressures and temperatures. This system boosts the natural separation of the major cannabinoids from the terpene-rich portion. Sauce can come in different forms too; some have separated consistencies like big crystals swimming in an opaque golden syrup. Others are grittier and resemble unfiltered honey.
The solid portion of the sauce is known as THCa crystalline, with THCa being a precursor as well as an inactive form of THC. And it gets the moniker “live” because it means that the product was removed from cannabis that had been instantly frozen upon harvest. Many say freshly frozen cannabis preserves its terpenes better.
There’s also an alternative to live resin; cured resin. Live resin is purported to contain more monoterpenes, but cured resin contains ditrerpenes, triterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and several other more complex terpenes.
Ignite’s line of resin sauce comes with five unique flavors. In no particular order, you might want to try:
Blue Zkittles – this is an Indica. Its fragrance/taste is that of a tart citrus with sweet earth and wild flowers, and contains the terpenes Myrcene, Pinene, and Caryophyllene. It has a THC range of 78-84%.
Lemon Meringue – this is our Sativa strain. Its fragrance/taste is that of citrus with hints of diesel fuel and nuttiness cookie dough. Its THC range is 76-82% and the terpenes include Myrcene, Limonene, Linalool, and Caryophyllene.
Whichever you try first, remember sauce is all about the aroma and taste so please enjoy them all. You just might find your new favorite product of 2020!