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Botanical Name of Raw Material: Foeniculum vulgare
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a flowering plant species in the carrot family, Apiaceae. It is a highly aromatic and flavourful herb with culinary and medicinal uses. With similar-tasting anise, it is one of the primary ingredients of absinthe. Fennel oil is obtained by steam distillation of the dried fruits of Foeniculum vulgare. The oil is pale yellow to brownish-yellow in colour. The product has a characteristic sweet, green, earthy, spicy note. Anethole and fenchone are major components in Fennel oil. The oil is mainly used in oral care formulations and flavouring applications, especially in beverages.
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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 Fennel Oil extracted?
From the Apiaceae family, fennel is a flowering plant known for its flavour and aroma. A popular culinary herb, fennel is also widely used for its therapeutic properties. Fennel essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the dried fruits of Foeniculum vulgare. It is typically used as a key ingredient in oral care formulations. The main components of fennel oil are anethole and fenchone.
What are the colour and aroma profiles of fennel oil?
An oil-soluble liquid, fennel oil usually ranges from pale yellow to deep yellow in colour. It has a characteristic sweet, earthy, spicy aroma.
What is fennel essential oil used for?
Fennel essential oil is mainly used in pharma and nutraceuticals formulations and flavouring applications, especially beverages. Fennel essential oil manufacturers like Mane Kancor, adhere to stringent procedures to ensure production of pure and natural extracts.
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