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Botanical Name of Raw Material: Zingiber officinale rosc
Ginger is a flowering plant in the family Zingiberaceae; its root is widely used as a spice and it has been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. Due to its digestive properties, ginger is an integral part of Asian cuisines. Ginger root and ginger essential oil are gaining popularity for their flavouring capabilities. Ginger oil is obtained by the steam distillation of rhizomes of Zingiber officinale rosc. The oil is pale yellow to dark brownish yellow in colour. It has a citrus, spicy, ginger, terpenic, woody note. When used in aromatherapy, it is also known to bring on feelings of courageousness and self-assurance, which is why it is known as ‘the oil of empowerment’. Zingiberene is the major component in Ginger oil. The oil is also used in flavouring applications, especially in soft drinks.
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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 ginger oil extracted?
From the Zingiberaceae family, ginger is flowering plant that is known for its medicinal properties. Its root is used as a spice in Asian cuisine. Ginger essential oil is obtained by the steam distillation of rhizomes of Zingiber officinale rosc. The main component of ginger oil is zingiberene.
What are the colour and aroma profiles of ginger oil?
An oil-soluble liquid, ginger oil usually ranges from pale yellow to dark brownish yellow in colour. It has a citrus, spicy, woody, terpenic aroma.
What is ginger essential oil used for?
Ginger essential oil is mainly used in flavour applications, especially in soft drinks. It is also used in pharma and nutraceuticals formulations. Ginger essential oil manufacturers and suppliers like Mane Kancor are known for pure and natural extracts.
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