The benefits of Essential Oil as Food flavors
Essential oils (EOs) are widely used in the food industry as natural food preservative to extend product shelf life and as flavoring agents. Essential oils are widely used as flavoring and preservative in foods, such as ice cream, meat, and fish dishes. Essential oils such as Fennel present a richness in polyphenols and flavonoids as well as antibacterial activity. There is a growing increase in demand for natural and safe products and essential oils may provide that need for future applications in food industries. Furthermore, many essential oils (EOs) of aromatic plants have been used for a long time in foods by the hygienic, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and perfume industries and are generally recognized as safe in such usage. Studies show that essential oils from laurel function as a natural preservative to improve food safety and extend shelf life by controlling spoilage and toxigenic molds as well as oxidative damage.
Increased Efficiency When Using Essential Oil as Food Flavoring
Essential oils are widely used in the food industries for flavoring, food enhancement, and for their preservative qualities. Studies show that Lavender essential oils have excellent flavor properties. The essential oil, Cajuput (Melaleuca cajuputi subsp. Cajuputi) is one of the Australian myrtle family species commonly found in Pulau Buru (Maluku, Indonesia). Its oil, the M. cajuputi essential oil (MCEO), has been utilized as the main flavor of the Indonesian functional food, Cajuputs Candy. The sweet little sister of the Lemongrass fragrance, Litsea Cubeba is a citrusy-scented plant that is also known as the Mountain Pepper or May Chang. Litsea cubeba (LC) is widely used and is very popular as a food flavoring. In the food industry, the essential oil of Litsea cubeba (LCEO) can serve as a natural preservative for fruits and vegetables, especially for foods vulnerable to gram‐negative bacteria. Fennel, (Foeniculum vulgare) is an aromatic plant widely used nowadays as flavoring as well as food preservative in foods, such as ice cream, meat, and fish dishes.
The benefits of Essential Oil as Food flavors for Drinks
Essential oils (EOs) are widely used in the food industry as natural food preservative to extend product shelf life and as flavoring agents. There is a growing increase in demand for natural and safe products and essential oils may provide that need for future applications in food and drink industries.
Increased Efficiency When Using Essential Oil as Food Flavoring
Essential oils are widely used in the food and drink industries for flavoring, food enhancement, and for their preservative qualities. One study identified the microorganism responsible for a case of industrial spoilage in a soft drink factory. About 500,000 bottles of an orange-based soft drink were fermented by a Saccharomyces cerevisiaestrain in spite of the addition of sodium benzoate. A similar soft drink, which differed mainly for its flavoring component, was not spoiled because of the antimicrobial activity of the orange essential oil used in its production. In southern Ecuador, horchata lojana is a popular aromatic and refreshing beverage that is prepared from an aqueous infusion of different mixtures of local medicinal and aromatic plants and their essential oils. Results showed that Lemongrass essential oil a potential natural preservative in “Ready to Drink” moringa beverage. Hydrosol beverages in Persian nutrition culture are the side product of the essential oil industry and are used as delicious drinks. Aromatic waters (AWs) are distillates, which harbor both essential oil and water-soluble components of a plant. Due to the dispersion of the light amount of essence they have their specific pleasant smell and taste.
NDAGIJIMANA, M., BELLETTI, N., LANCIOTTI, R., GUERZONI, M. E., & ARDINI, F. G. (2004). Effect of Aroma Compounds on the Microbial Stabilization of Orange-based Soft Drinks. Journal of Food Science (Wiley-Blackwell), 69(1), SNQ20-SNQ24.
Armijos, C., Matailo, A., Bec, N., Salinas, M., Aguilar, G., Solano, N., Calva, J., Ludeña, C., Larroque, C., & Vidari, G. (2020). Chemical composition and selective BuChE inhibitory activity of the essential oils from aromatic plants used to prepare the traditional Ecuadorian beverage horchata lojana. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 263, 113162.
Romuga, G. C. P., & Lizardo, R. C. M. (2020). Efficacy of Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon Citratus Stapf.) Essential Oil as a Natural Preservative in Ready-To-Drink Moringa (Moringa Oleifera Lam.) Beverage. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Food Sciences, 10(1), 28–32.
Monfared, A. A., Mousavi, S. A. A., Zomorodian, K., Mehrabani, D., Iraji, A., & Moein, M. R. (2020). Trachyspermum ammi aromatic water: A traditional drink with considerable anti-Candida activity. Current Medical Mycology, 6(3), 1–8.
HBNO Quality Control
At HBNO every batch of essential oils is tested to ensure that all requirements and quality controls have been met such as chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS), sensory analysis for odor and the color; physical analysis for viscosity, moisture, solubility, optical rotation, specific gravity, refractive index, residue on evaporation, and freezing point; as well as chemical analysis for determination of the acid, ester, carbonyl, and aldehyde index, and phenol content. At HBNO, Health and Beauty Natural Oils, the quality of our essential oils is unquestionable, we provide only the best!
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- Essential oils are widely used in the food and drink industries for flavoring, food enhancement, and for their preservative qualities.
- In southern Ecuador, horchata lojana is a popular aromatic and refreshing beverage that is prepared from an aqueous infusion of different mixtures of local aromatic plants and their essential oils.
- Aromatic waters (AWs) are distillates, which harbor both essential oil and water-soluble components of a plant.
- Results showed that Lemongrass essential oil is an effective and potential natural preservative in “Ready To Drink” moringa beverage.
Application Practice and Methods of Application
Application practice and methods vary depending on many factors. Individual research is required.
Essential oils blends are promising for many uses in the food and drink industries however, it is important to note that some essential oils may be toxic to both humans and animals and cause liver, kidneys, or gastrointestinal tissue problems. Reproductive toxicity has been reported for Oregano (Origanum vulgare) and Wild Mint (Mentha arvensis). Other studies show an adverse effect to essential oils on the genome, genoprotective effects (Syzygium aromaticum ) and genotoxicity, as is the case of Cinnamon and Camphor (Cinnamomum camphor). Personal research into their individual use is necessary.
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- At HBNO our mission is to provide you with the products that are the pinnacle of quality and affordability. Health and Beauty Natural Oils is committed to offering the highest quality essential oils directly from the farmer to you with no middleman in between. As both a manufacturer and retailer we at HBNO are able to provide our customers with the most competitive pricing and quality anywhere available. We believe in providing essential oils directly from the living plant to you because ensuring that you receive the absolute best that nature provides is our mission!
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