Nutmeg Oil

Botanical Name of Raw Material:  Myrystica fragrans Houtt 

Nutmeg tree, a species under Myrystica fragrans Houtt, produces two separate spices – Nutmeg  and Mace. Nutmeg is the dried kernel of the seed and Mace is the dried aril surrounding it. Nutmeg oil is obtained by the steam distillation of dried kernel of seeds of Myrystica fragrans Houtt. The oils is a pale yellow, free-flowing liquid, with a spicy, pleasant and slightly woody odour. The oil is mainly used for flavouring preparations, especially in soft drink formulations. The main components are pinenes, Sabenene, Terpineol and Myristicin.

SpecFormatSolubility
Myristicin content: 1.8.0 – 3.2%LiquidOil Soluble

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Our Process

STEAM DISTILLATION

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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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How is Nutmeg oil extracted by Mane Kancor?

From the Myrystica fragrans Houtt family, Nutmeg trees are known for 2 spices – nutmeg, the dried kernel of the seed, and mace, the dried aril surrounding the seed. Nutmeg oil is obtained by the steam distillation of dried kernel of seeds of Myrystica fragrans Houtt. The main components in Nutmeg Oil are Pinenes, Sabenene, Terpineol and Myristicin.

What is Nutmeg essential oil used in?

Known for its distinct spicy, slightly woody fragrance, Nutmeg essential oil is mainly used for flavouring preparations, especially in soft drink formulations.

What are the colour and aroma profiles of Nutmeg oil?

A free-flowing liquid, Nutmeg oil is pale yellow in colour. A highly aromatic oil, that has a spicy, pleasant and slightly woody odour.

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