Cannabis Strain Guide: Zookies
Zookies is a hybrid strain created through the cross of Animal Cookies and Original Glue. This strain has a focused and slightly energizing high with a taste profile that is sweet and nutty. It is also a 50/50 blend of indica and sativa, giving you the best of both head and body highs. The unique profile of the Zookies strain makes it great for having a sense of relaxation in social situations.
Taste and Effects
Appropriately named, Zookies smells like cookies, and has a sweet taste with nutty undertones. Notes of orange, pepper, and sour fruits accompany an earthy-dominant flavor. Zookies parent strains give it a slight diesel taste as well though. The medicinal effects of this strain makes it a great pain reliever for those with inflammation, arthritis, muscle spasms, and fibromyalgia. It is also helpful for those with depression, as the high is more focused and less sedative.
Terpenes: The Science Behind Taste
The terpene profile of cookies has a high percentage of limonene, giving it a citrus taste and coming in at about 0.46%. Limonene typically adds a yellow color to the plant and has many stress-relieving abilities. Studies have shown that there is a potential for limonene to add antibacterial and antifungal properties. It may also aid in many gastric related issues such as gastric reflux and digestive issues. Caryophyllene is the next highest terpene with around 0.36%. Caryophyllene is the terpene behind additions of spice, and it’s great for additional anti-inflammatory effects. It is a great stress reliever and adds a euphoric feeling to the strain. Linalool is the third highest terpene in Zookies with a percentage of 0.1%. Known for its addition to relaxation properties, linalool also has antiepileptic properties. It adds a floral taste as this terpene is also found within lavender and birch bark.