anethole ex basil oil

1,400.00 - 1,420.00 / Kilogram

25 Kilogram (MOQ)

Business Type Manufacturer, Exporter, Supplier
Brand Name VDH
Cultivation Type Organic
Condition Fresh
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Preferred Buyer From

Location All Countries Except India

Product Details

Quality, Reliable Performance, Safe Usage High
Packaging Type
Packaging Size
25-200 kg
Ex Basil
Country of Origin
25-200 kg

Anethole is a natural organic compound classified as an aromatic ether. It is best known for its sweet, aromatic flavor reminiscent of licorice, fennel, and anise. Anethole occurs naturally in various plants and essential oils, contributing to their characteristic aroma and taste.

Here are some key points about anethole:

  1. Chemical Structure: Anethole has the chemical formula C10H12O and consists of a benzene ring linked to a methoxy group (-OCH3) and a propenyl group (-CH=CH2) in the para position.

  2. Natural Sources: Anethole is found in several plants and herbs, including anise (Pimpinella anisum), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), star anise (Illicium verum), and licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra). These plants contain essential oils rich in anethole, which contribute to their distinctive aroma and flavor.

  3. Flavor and Aroma: Anethole imparts a sweet, aromatic flavor with notes of licorice and fennel. It is widely used as a flavoring agent in food and beverage products, including candies, liqueurs, soft drinks, chewing gum, and baked goods. Anethole's unique taste profile enhances the sensory experience of these products.

  4. Pharmacological Properties: Anethole exhibits various pharmacological properties, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory effects. It has been studied for its potential health benefits and therapeutic applications, including digestive support and respiratory health.

  5. Industrial Uses: In addition to its culinary applications, anethole is used in various industrial processes. It serves as a precursor in the synthesis of other compounds, including fragrances, perfumes, and pharmaceuticals. Anethole derivatives are also employed in the production of insecticides and pesticides.

  6. Regulatory Status: Anethole is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) when used in food and beverage products within specified limits. However, concentrated forms of anethole or essential oils containing high levels of anethole should be used cautiously due to potential toxicity concerns.

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