7. Methods of Extraction of Essential Oils

  1. Mathew Attokaran

Published Online: 7 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470959152.ch7

Natural Food Flavors and Colorants

Natural Food Flavors and Colorants

How to Cite

Attokaran, M. (2011) Methods of Extraction of Essential Oils, in Natural Food Flavors and Colorants, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470959152.ch7

Author Information

  1. Plant Lipids Limited, Cochin, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813821108

Online ISBN: 9780470959152

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Keywords:

  • methods of extraction of essential oils;
  • essential oils, volatile - logical method of extraction, being distillation;
  • liquids, boiling when vapor pressure becomes equal - to external (atmospheric) pressure;
  • steam distillation, practical method - not requiring vacuum;
  • steam distillation, method of collecting essential oil from plant product;
  • steam distillation - developed from water distillation;
  • florentine flask receiver;
  • water from oil separation;
  • salting out, old process separating lighter essential oil from water - separation difficult;
  • enfleurage, classic method - of extracting aroma from flowers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Size Reduction

  • Steam Distillation

  • Separation of Water from the Oil