Ginger oil, Olioresins are the volatile oil derived by steam distillation of ginger and oleoresin is obtained by percolating the powdered rhizomes of Ginger, Zingiber officinale with volatile solvents. Ginger contains 1 to 2% of volatile oil 5-8% of pungent acrid oleoresin and starch. Zingiberene is the chief constituent of oil of ginger. Oil is employed for flavoring of all kinds of food products and confectionary and finds limited use in perfumary. Oleoresin, commercially called Gingerin contains pungent principles viz. gingerol and shogaol apart from the volatile oil of ginger and are used as an aromatic, carminative, stomachic and stimulant.
Description : Obtained by steam distillation of dried rhizomes of zingiber officianle Rosc. (family: Zingiberaceae).
Storage : Store in full, tight containers in a cool dry place, protected from sun light.
Packing : 220,100,50,,20,10 kg HDP drums; and 5kg aluminum containers.
Appearance : A pale to light yellow liquid.
Odour : Characteristic of dried ginger.
Specific Gravity (25 degC) : 0.865 to 0.880
Refractive Index (25 degC) :1.487 to 1.490
Optical rotation (25 degC) : -28 to –45 deg
Microbiology : Free from microbial contaminants.
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