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VOLATILE COMPOUNDS AND SENSORY ANALYSIS OF BOTH HARVESTS OF DOUBLE-CUT YAKIMA PEPPERMINT (MENTHA PIPERITAl.)
Michael Z.Chen,Laurance Trinnaman,Kathryn Bardsley,Craig K.St Hiliare, and Neil C.daCosta

ABSTRACT: North American peppermint oils are widely regarded as some of the most superior peppermint oils commercially avalaible. Amongst them is Yakima double-cut peppermint oil (Menthapiperita L.). It has an aroma described as strong,refreshing,minty,slightly creany, and very herbaceous with some of the most desirable flavor notes among peppermint oils.The peppermint is grown in theYakima Valley of Washingtin State, USA. As one of the most northerly grown peppermints with longer days, it is unique as there are 2 harvests; 1st cut,July and 2nd cut,September. Steam-distilled oils wereproduced from each harvest and analyzed by gas chromotofraphy-mass spectrometry to give detailed profiles: The aroma and taste sensory attributes of each oil were evaluated.In addition, menthylformate has previously been reported only once in the literature, but not as definitively as required by current flavor-regulatory bodies for use as a natural flavoring ingredient. IT was conclusivelyreported in these peppermint oils.










North American peppermint oils are widely regarded as some of the most superior peppermint oils commercially avalaible. Amongst them is Yakimadouble-cut peppermint oil (Mentha piperita L.). It has an aroma described as strong,refreshing,minty,slightly creany, and very herbaceous with some of the most desirable flavor notes among peppermintoils.The peppermint is grown in the Yakima Valley of Washingtin State, USA. Growing region is one of the most northerly and enjoys longer than usual periods of daylight in the summer, contributing to thedouble cutting which is not as prevalent in other growing regions. In Adittion, peppermint oils have reputedly many medicinal properties including cooling, analgesic, anesthetic, descongestant, and...
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