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Botanical Name of Raw Material: Cymbopogon Flexuosus
Lemongrass, commonly cultivated as culinary and medicinal herbs because of their scent, belongs to the grass family, Poaceae. Lemongrass is widely used as a culinary herb in Asian cuisine and as a medicinal herb in India. It has a subtle citrus flavour. The essential oil of Lemongrass is used for perfumery application. Lemongrass essential oil is obtained by the steam distillation of grass of Cymbopogon Flexuosus. The oil is golden yellow to brownish yellow in colour. It is a free-flowing liquid, with a characteristic citrus-lemony odour. Citral, Geraniol, Geranyl acetate are its major components.
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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 Lemongrass oil extracted by Mane Kancor?
From the grass family, Poaceae, Lemongrass is known for its culinary and medicinal properties. Lemongrass oil is obtained by the steam distillation of the grass Cymbopogon Flexuosus. Steam distillation is the preferred form of extraction to recover volatile, heat sensitive compounds. The key components in Lemongrass Oil are Citral, Geraniol and Geranyl Acetate.
What is Lemongrass essential oil used for?
Known for its distinct citrus fragrance, Lemongrass essential oil is widely used by the perfume industry.
What are the colour and aroma profiles of Lemongrass Oil?
The colour of Lemongrass Oil ranges from golden yellow to brownish yellow. A highly aromatic oil, it is known for its citrus-lemony odour.
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