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Botanical Name of Raw Material: Eugenia caryophyllata
Clove is an evergreen tree, which produces a flower bud that has numerous medicinal properties. Clove belongs to the family of Myrtaceae. It is often referred to as clove bud. Cloves are used in several Indian and Chinese dishes. Essential oil of clove bud is obtained by the steam distillation of dried flower buds of Eugenia caryophyllata. The oil is a free-flowing, pale yellow to brownish yellow liquid, with a characteristic sweet, woody, spicy, medicinal, fresh balsamic note. The main components of the product are Eugenol, Eugenyl acetate and Caryophyllene. The oil is used in oral care and flavouring.
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Steam distillation is the technical process applied to recover the heat sensitive compounds from spices. Spice oils are unstable and heat sensitive compounds are present in the spice.
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How is Clove bud oil extracted?
From the Mytaceae family, clove is an evergreen tree that is known for the medicinal properties of its flower buds. Referred to as clove buds, the flower buds are popularly used in Indian and Chinese cuisine. Clove bud essential oil is obtained by the steam distillation of the dried flower buds of Eugenia caryophyllata. It is typically used as a key ingredient in flavouring applications. The main components of clove bud oil are eugenol, eugenyl acetate and caryophyllene.
What are the colour and aroma profiles of clove bud oil?
A free-flowing liquid, clove bud oil usually ranges from pale yellow to brownish yellow in colour. The oil has a characteristic sweet, woody, spicy, and fresh balsamic like aroma.
What is clove bud essential oil used for?
Clove bud essential oil is primarily used in flavouring applications. It is also used extensively in pharma and nutraceuticals.
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