Crystalline extracts are extremely concentrated cannabinoids that have been refined into their purest state, leaving behind only the crystallized cannabinoids themselves – without any of the plant fats, chlorophyll or fiber left behind.
Crystalline cannabinoids work well for oral ingestion as they can be prepared into foods and even portioned into pills or capsules. Because these cannabinoids are so pure, they are easy to dose and absorb.
Crystalline extracts have almost no flavor, which is why many producers enhance these pure extracts with additional terpene blends. The combination of terpenes and cannabinoids can provide a more robust experience, not only by adding flavor, but also through more nuanced effects involving the inclusion of terpenes.