Hoppy, Green Beard Care – 8 Fun Facts About Chlorophyll
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Greetings from beautiful Cleveland, Ohio. Our collective geek senses were tingling this morning and we’re pretty sure we know why. You need some #science. Not to worry. We’ve got your back. Today’s subject is the color green. Well, not just the color, but specifically why it is that our beard care products are green. Our fans have come to know and love our trademark green color, especially in our Lesher’s Beerd Balm® brand beard conditioner, but what some of you may not know is exactly why our products are green.
One word. Chlorophyll.
That’s right. Remember it from junior high science class? The reason our products are so green is because we use hops and hops have chlorophyll. You see, during our proprietary infusion process, when we’re extracting all those wonderfully smelly, funky essential oils from the hops, the chlorophyll comes along for the ride, too. And for those of you that haven’t used our products, we know what you’re thinking and the answer is no. Our products will not turn your beard green.
We’re big science nerds here at The Beerded Beard and because we know you probably are, too, we’ve put together this list of some things that you just might not know about our green friend, chlorophyll. Just tuck these tidbits away and pull ’em out when you need something to fill the dead space at your next office party.
8 Fun Facts About Chlorophyll
- Chlorophyll is a collective term used for several closely related green pigments found in cyanobacteria and the chloroplasts (plant cells) of algae and plants.
- Chlorophyll is one of the most important molecules on Earth, and without it plants wouldn’t have been able to produce all of the oxygen that we humans have grown so fond of breathing.
- The word Chlorophyll comes from the Greek “chloros” meaning green and “phyllon” meaning leaf.
- Chlorophyll is responsible for driving photosynthesis, the process by which plants absorb light energy and use it to convert CO2 and water into simple sugars and oxygen.
- Chlorophyll is a poor absorber of green portions of the visible light spectrum and that’s why plants appear green. In the fall, the chlorophyll within the leaves of deciduous trees breaks down, the green color disappears, and the yellow to orange colors become visible, ergo fall splendor.
- Chlorophyll was first isolated and named by Joseph Bienaimé Caventou and Pierre Joseph Pelletier in 1817.
- That characteristic green color found in absinthe comes from chlorophyll extracted from the herbs used to make it.
- Chlorophyll is not soluble in water.