Nutmeg Essential Oil
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Nutmeg Essential Oil

Product Name: Nutmeg oil
Alias:Mace oil
CAS NO.: 8007-12-3
Molecular formula: C8H7CIO
Molecular weight: 154.59358
Appearance:Colorless to pale-yellow liquid


Nutmeg oil description

Myristica fragrans is an evergreen tree belonging to the genus Myristica of Myristica family. It is mainly produced in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Sichuan and Guangxi of China. The nutmeg oil was obtained by steam distillation of dried seeds, and the oil yield was 6%~10%. Nutmeg oil is colorless to light yellow liquid, with relative density of 30.883~0.917 and refractive index of 1.475~1.488. It has strong sweet and pungent fragrance.

Nutmeg oil physical and chemical properties

Character: colorless to light yellow liquid with strong nutmeg smell.

Dissolution: soluble in ethanol.

Optical rotation+8 °~(+45 °)

Nutmeg oil main components

Myristophenol ether, eugenol, isoeugenol, linalool, geraniol, safrole, borneol, limonene, pinene, etc.

Nutmeg oil function and application

As an important edible spice, it is used to prepare essence and add flavor to food, tobacco, beverages and cans; A small amount can also be used to prepare daily essence.

Nutmeg oil preparation extraction

It is obtained from the dried kernel of the mature fruit of the evergreen tree Myristica fragrans, which is extracted from the oil and then distilled by steam. The yield is 6%~16%. Due to different origins, it can be divided into East India type and West India type.