Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Rare oils in soft drink

Essential oils (EOs, also called volatile or ethereal oils are aromatic oily liquids characterized by a strong odour and produced by different plant material (flowers, buds, seeds, leaves, twigs, bark, herbs, wood, fruits and roots) as secondary metabolites.

Essential oils are liquid, volatile, limpid and rarely colored, soluble in organic solvents generally with a lower density than water. Caleb Bradham creation, a unique mixture of kola nut extract, vanilla and rare oils, became so popular his customers named it "Brad's Drink." Rare oils obviously the essential oils of lemon and lime.

Oil of lemon is one of the most important flavoring oils, used widely in all kind of beverages, soft drinks, soft drinks powders and tablets, and in baked goods, such as cakes, pastries, pie fillings, confectionery, soft and hard center candies, gelatin desserts, ice creams, etc.

The composition of the volatile fraction of lemon oils varies even among the same species according to the season of production and the area of cultivation. Lemon essential oil are complex mixtures of chemical compounds like limonene, γ-terpinene, citral, linalool and β-caryophyllene among others, which can be represented by three main classes: terpenes, oxygenates and sesquiterpenes.

Sesquiterpenes are a class of terpenes that consist of three isoprene units and have the molecular formula C15H24. Like monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes may be acyclic or contain rings, including many unique combinations.
Rare oils in soft drink
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