02 Jul Best Method for Botanical Extraction?
What is the best method for botanical extraction? Even though the cheapest and most popular method for botanical oil extraction continues to be hydrocarbon (volatile) in nature, the technological advances in supercritical CO2 (non-volatile) processing are giving volatile extractors a run for their money.
What is botanical extraction?
According to the Marijuana Venture magazine article, “An Education in Extraction,” extraction is:
“the stripping of cannabinoids and terpenes from the less desirable plant matter. This creates an extract that can then be refined into oil, shatter and wax and infused into seemingly limitless products. This is done by a variety of methods which involve solvents. Ethanol, hexane, supercritical CO2, butane and propane are most commonly used” (Marijuana Venture 2015).
Why Choose Supercritical CO2? CO2 Botanical Extraction Is…
- Safer than volatile extraction methods.
- Healthier than volatile extracts as it contains less residual solvents.
- Able to offer higher yields with shorter runtimes.
Cut Through the Red Tape
Plus, supercritical CO2 extraction is the standard for use in the food and drink industry. So, it makes sense to avoid any future regulations and red tape by sticking with an extraction method that is tried-and-tested, especially if you’re planning on creating extracts for human consumption.
Let’s be honest: this is an extraktLAB blog article. At extrakLAB, we sell the best supercritical CO2 extraction equipment that offers, “some of the fastest processing on the market today,” according to the GreenRushDaily article, “10 Best Cannabis Extraction Machines On The Market.”
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