Progress in Essential Oils

Coriander Seed and Leaf Oils In 1992, Nitz et al. used GC/MS to characterize the composition of a distilled oil of coriander and compare it with that of a supercritical fluid (SFC) extract of coriander. They found that the oil contained the following major compounds:

linalool (63%) γ-terpinene (9%) α-pinene (8%) limonene (4%) camphor (4%) geranyl acetate (2%)

In addition, a number of minor components of lower odor thresholds were also identified, including:

In contrast, the aroma-rich components that were identified in the SFC extract were:

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