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What is the difference between blond and black tobacco?
There are infinities of processes that tobacco goes through that determine its flavor and aroma, ranging from growing conditions, cutting and pressing.
The many existing varieties of tobacco can be divided into two broad categories, which in turn are divided into many sub-categories.
This type of tobacco is characterized by its leaves having shades ranging from yellow to mahogany.
Blond tobacco is processed, but it is not cured, that is, it does not go through the air drying process, but dries in a different way: in the sun, smoked, on fire, etc.
Currently, blond tobacco is distinguished from black by level of acidity, since it is blond tobacco that has an acid pH of less than 6.
This tobacco is characterized by its leaves or strands ranging from brown to black tones.
The main difference between this tobacco and the blond tobacco is that the dark tobacco is processed and cured. In other words, black tobacco is air dried and goes through a fermentation process. It can also be dried in controlled atmosphere chambers, with humidity and temperature.
Dark tobacco needs fermentation to make it suitable for consumption, and this does not harm it, on the contrary, it enriches its flavor.
Another difference between blond and black tobacco is that the product of fermentation, black has a pH of 7 or more.