Fennel - Conventional Essential Oil Bitter - Foeniculum vulgare Miller, ssp. piperitum, fam. Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) - USA
Botanical NameFoeniculum vulgare Miller, ssp. piperitum, fam. Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Part of PlantSeed
Country of OriginUSA
Bitter Fennel oil, also known as Common Fennel oil, is obtained by steam distillation of the dried seeds. Chemically it is quite similar to Sweet Fennel with high anethole content, however, it has a spicier less sweet aroma. Analysis Bitter Fennel oil reveals minor components like germacrene-D, methyl chavicol, camphor, and trace amounts of menthol. The resulting aroma is grassy, herbal, and mildly sweet.
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