Black pepper oleoresin is produced through steam distillation to get the aromatic, odorous constituent of the spice i.e., the volatile oil. Whilst the pungent, non volatile principles for which the pepper is so highly esteemed as a condiment is present in its oleoresin, which is obtained by the extraction of berries with volatile solvents and concentrating to remove the solvent.
Black pepper, Pepper
a-thujone (0.22 - 3.59%) - (terpenes), a-pinene (1.11 - 16.20%), camphene (0.23 - 1.44%), sabinene (0.14 - 13.78%, b-pinene (4.92 - 14-33%), a-phellandrene (0.46 - 27.37%, myrcene (1.66 - 2.53), limonene (16.41 - 24.36%), caryophyllene (9.39.- 30.94%) - (sesquiterpenes), B-farnesene (0.03- 3.26%), B-bisabolene (0.09 - 5.18%), linalool (0.04 - 0.25%) and terpinen-4-ol (0.01- 0.18%).
Black pepper oleoresin is used as a food condiment, preservative and also has various medicinal uses.
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