Red mandarin oil is cold pressed from the peel of ripe mandarins, the fruit of Citrus reticulata.
Mandarin Essential Oil Red CAS 8008-31-9
Mandarin peel oil is used mainly in flavors where it gives interesting modifications with sweet and bitter orange oils, grapefruit oil, lime oil, etc. in flavor compositions for soft drinks, candy, etc. The terpeneless or sesquiterpeneless mandarin peel oil is preferred as the main flavor material in certain types of liqueur. Mandarin peel oil is an excellent blender-intensifier for sweet orange oil in flavors where its rich body compensates for drawbacks in certain types of sweet orange oil.
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