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QUILLAY BARK [1 record]

Record 1 2012-02-01


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

The inner dried bark of a tree grown in South America [Quillaja saponaria]. Used in fruit, root beer, and spice flavorings for beverages, ice cream, candy, and syrups.


Quillaja .... the dried bark of Quillaja saponaria ... contains sapotoxin, tannin, and quillaja.


  • Chimie
  • Additifs alimentaires
  • Botanique

Grand arbre de la famille des Rosacées, croissant au Chili et au Pérou. L'écorce, appelée communément bois de Panama, contient des saponosides (acide quillayique) utilisés comme émulsionnant.

Key term(s)
  • écorce de quillaya
  • écorce de quillaja


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