COMPARING THE PLANT BIOMASS AND THE VOLATILE OIL CONTENT OF SWEET BASIL (OCIMUM BASILICUM L.) CULTIVARS GROWN IN TÂRGU MUREȘ

Bela BIRO-JANKA, Imre-Istvan NYARADI, Dan Ioan VARBAN, Katalin MOLNAR, Matei Marcel DUDA

Abstract


Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) is an annual aromatic herb of great economic importance. Seven cultivars were cultivated in the area of Târgu Mureș in 2017. The biomass fractions, drying ratio and drug percent were compared, respectively the volatile oil content of the cultivars was determined and the major compounds of the VO identified using GC-MS method.


Keywords


yield, drying ratio, aroma profile, major components.

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