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Garlic Oil China FCC

Item#: 500164   CAS: 8000-78-0   FEMA: 2503

Odor Strength: Medium
Odor Description: Alliaceous, garlic
Taste Description: Alliaceous, garlic

Virtually every savory dish features the distinctly aromatic flavor of garlic.  Garlic, a member of the onion family, contains a sulfurous compound called allicin that contributes to its uniquely pungent flavor.  When cloves of garlic are crushed, allicin is released from the plant fibers, making it more flavorful and aromatic.  Garlic oil is used primarily in flavoring, and in certain aromatherapy applications.

Garlic is native to Asia, but is now grown across the world, as it can tolerate most climates.  Garlic is hearty, as the parts of the vegetable used for cooking and essential oil production, the bulb, grow underground.  Farmers do not need to worry about the bulbs becoming damaged by weather or pests.  After allowing the garlic to mature for around 90 days, special equipment is used to loosen the bulbs from the earth.   Then, they are manually pulled out of the ground.  The roots are trimmed off the bottom, and the stalks that grow above ground are trimmed from the top.  Sometimes, farmers allow garlic bulbs to “cure” (partially dry for a period of time) so the vegetable lasts longer.

Garlic oil is created by conducting a steam distillation of crushed, fresh garlic.  As the steam comes in contact with the plant material, it releases the aroma compounds they contain to evaporate.  Then, this vapor is condensed through a cooling chamber.  As the steam condenses to water, the oil decants and floats to the top and can easily be skimmed off.  The resulting ultra-pure essential oil contains important compounds such as dimethyl trisulfide and diallyl disulfide.

Garlic Oil is used to flavor a wide variety of consumer goods.  Savory flavored snacks, seasoning mixes, marinades, salad dressings, soups, and cured meats are all examples of goods that commonly use the extract.

Though we usually think of garlic as a culinary ingredient, it actually boasts a wide range of health benefits.  Garlic is naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial.  It can be purchased in the form of a capsule vitamin used to boost the immune system.  Many use garlic oil in aromatherapy to cure skin ailments, dental issues, and as a natural bug repellent.

Vigon’s Garlic Oil China FCC

If you are interested in seeing a sample or placing an order, please email Nicholas Bourne at nbourne@vigon.com or call 570-422-6026.