Flavonoids are one of the most exciting and underrated phytonutrients. Flavonoids are not just found in cannabis. Thousands are found in nature. Flavonoids are known for giving plants, fruit & other organic matter their vivid colours. These flavonoids contribute to the taste and smell of the plant as well. Flavonoids make up roughly 10% of the known compounds found in cannabis, with around 20 varieties of flavonoids found in the cannabis plant. Flavonoids could be the next big thing in cannabis research as more discoveries are found.
What is interesting about flavonoids is that some are only found in the cannabis plant, known as Cannaflavins. Similar to terpenes, they share a role in how we perceive cannabis. Cannaflavins give the cannabis plant its pigmentation and flavour. Though Cannaflavins are one of the most understudied compounds scientists, have found over the years 20 distinct cannaflavins.