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PERFUMER&FLAVORISTVOL.34APRIL2009 Rose Oil in Kashmiri
 

Summary: PERFUMER&FLAVORISTVOL.34APRIL2009
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Rose Oil in Kashmiri
India
An emerging cash crop benefiting
industry and local agribusiness
A.S. Shawl, Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR), and Robert
Adams, Baylor University
D
amask rose (Rosa damascena Mill.) is the most
important source of rose products such as
rose oil, rose concrete, rose absolute and rose
water. These are highly expensive base materials for the
fragrance, flavor, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food
industries. Rose oil is used in compounding, to produce
the characteristic rose odor with a distinctive floral
tonality. The total production of rose oil is approximately
5 metric tons, with Bulgaria and Turkey being the major
producers followed by Morocco, Egypt, China, Russia,
Iran and India. At present, three species of rose are used

  

Source: Adams, Robert P. - Department of Biology, Baylor University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine