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OIL GINGER [1 record]

Record 1 2011-07-05


Subject field(s)
  • Chemistry
  • Food Additives
  • Pharmacology

A thick, yellowish essential oil, soluble in most organic solvents and insoluble in water; distilled from dried ginger; main components are citral, borneol, and phellandrene; used as flavoring in liqueurs and soft drinks.


Oil of ginger [is a] volatile oil from the rhizome Zingiber officinale Roscoe, Zingiberaceae [which contains] l-zingiberene, d-camphene [and] cineol ...

Key term(s)
  • ginger root extract
  • ginger extract


  • Chimie
  • Additifs alimentaires
  • Pharmacologie

Liquide épais jaune verdâtre à odeur caractéristique et saveur brûlante extrait des tubercules de Zingiber officinale Roscoe, renfermant du d-camphène, du ß-phellandrène, du cinéol, du citral, du bornéol, du géraniol et de l'aldéhydre décyclique.


L'essence de gingembre est utilisée comme aromatisant de liqueurs, comme stimulant digestif, et elle entre dans la composition de parfums et de cosmétiques.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Química
  • Aditivos alimentarios
  • Farmacología
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