Sauce is a type of cannabis extract distinguished by its wet, liquid texture. It earned its name from the terpene-rich syrup in which cannabinoid crystals often float. Sauces contain high levels of terpenes that provide potent aroma and flavor when dabbed.
Sauces are made through various hydrocarbon or CO2 extraction processes using solvents like butane, propane, or supercritical carbon dioxide. Winterization afterwards removes fats and waxes that can degrade taste and consistency. What remains is a refined, terpene-loaded extract.
The wet texture sets sauces apart from stable shatters and crumbles. Sauces tend to be messy to handle but provide a superior flavor experience when vaporized at low temperatures. Oily bubbles release layers of aroma for cannabis connoisseurs seeking flavorful dabs.