FLAVOUR COMPOUNDS OF LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA L. TO USE IN FOOD PRESERVATION

Georgiana PETRUȚ, Sevastița MUSTE, Crina MUREȘAN, Andruța Elena MUREȘAN, Romina VLAIC, Simona CHIȘ, Alina STURZA, Anamaria POP

Abstract


Extending the life of food is of commercial and economic importance. Combining nutritious foods with flavorful spices and herbs is a time honored tradition and a beautiful picture of God's design for the Abundant Life. As one of the most gentle oils, lavender essential oil is a great oil to start with as you learn to cook with essential oils. Its flavor is delicate and floral, excellent for a variety of culinary options. The best extracts, in terms of amount of isolated compounds, flavor quality and stability were those obtained with supercritical CO2 extraction. Extending this cause to cooking with essential oils as well widens our appreciation for creation and all of the goodness available at our fingertips.

Keywords


essential oil, food preservation, Lavandula Angustifolia L.

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