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Botanical Name of Raw Material: Brassica Juncea
Mustard seeds are the small round seeds of the mustard plant, belonging to the family of Brassicaceae . Mustard oil is obtained by the hydro-distillation of seeds of Brassica Juncea. The oil is a pale yellow to brownish yellow liquid, with a highly pungent and irritating odour. The main component of the oil is Allyl isothicynate. The oil is mainly used in flavouring applications.
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AITC: Allyl Iso Thio Cyanate
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 Mustard oil extracted?
Mustard Oil is obtained by the hydro-distillation of mustard seeds from the Brassica Juncea species. The main component of the oil is Allyl Isothicynate.
What is the advantage of using hydro-distillation to extract Mustard Oil?
For aromatic, volatile oils like Mustard Essential Oil, Hydro distillation with a Clevenger trap is preferred since the quantity and quality of oil recovered is higher.
What is Mustard essential oil used for?
Mustard Essential Oil is mainly used in flavouring applications. It is also used by the Pharma and Nutraceuticals industry.
What is the colour profile of Mustard oil?
Mustard oil usually ranges from pale yellow to brownish yellow in colour.
What is the aroma profile for Mustard oil?
A highly concentrated oil, Mustard Oil, is known for its pungent, distinct aroma.
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