Ginger oil is a volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of ginger. The oleoresin is prepared by percolating the powdered rhizomes of Ginger, Zingiber officinale with volatile solvents. It is commercially called Gingering and contains pungent principles viz. gingerol and shogaol apart from the volatile oil of ginger.
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Volatile oil content : 30% Residual solvent : <10 ppm
Oleoresin is employed for flavoring of all kinds of food products. It is widely used as an aromatic, carminative, stomachic and stimulant. Ginger oleoresins also find limited use in perfumeries.