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Effect of gamma-irradiation on the volatile oil constituents of turmeric (Curcuma longa)  [2000]

Chatterjee, S. Variyar, P.S. Gholap, A.S. Padwal-Desai, S.R. et al.

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The volatile essential oils from commercial samples of dry turmeric and samples gamma-irradiated at a dose of 10 kGy were isolated using simultaneous distillation extraction technique and analyzed by GLC (Gas Liquid Chromatography) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Some of the major compounds identified by GC/MS were alpha-phellandrene, p-cymene, 1:8cineol, beta-caryophyllene, ar-curcumene, zingeberene, beta-sesquiphellandrene, nerolidol, turmerone, ar-turmerone, curlone and dehydrozingerone. No detectable differences were observed between the aroma impact compounds of the irradiated and commercial samples.

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Food research international

ISSN : 0963-9969