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The Difference Between Cinnamon Related Products

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Mar. 16, 2020

People often don't know the difference among cinnamon oil, cinnamon essential oil, cinnamon oleoresin, and cinnamaldehyde. They don't know which cinnamon product to choose for them. Today Cinnamon Chemicals Supplier introduces the differences between cinnamon oil, cinnamon essential oil, cinnamon oleoresin and cinnamaldehyde from three aspects of extraction process, chemical composition and application. I hope it will be helpful to friends.


1. Cinnamon oil

Cinnamon oil, also known as cinnamon oil and cinnamon leaf oil, is a collective term for all cinnamon oils, because there are more cinnamon essential oils on the market, and some people often call cinnamon essential oils cinnamon oil, which is actually unreasonable.


2. Cinnamon essential oil

Cinnamon essential oil is a clarified and transparent oil extracted from the leaves of the leaf by distillation technology. There are two kinds of old and new method. The old method cinnamon oil is obtained by extraction with traditional distillation technology. Generally, the cinnamaldehyde content is about 74%, and there are many other cinnamaldehyde derivatives. The new method distillation technology, more than 80% cinnamaldehyde. The price difference between the two is not much, both are about 350 yuan / kg, the old method of distilling cinnamon essential oil, the price will instead be high. The old method essential oil is mostly used in the Chinese traditional medicine industry, which is included in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. New French cinnamon oil is mostly used for export. Cinnamon essential oil exports are large, ranking first in the export of essential oil products.


3.Cinnamon oleoresin

Cinnamon oleoresin: Cinnamon (the essential oil is cinnamon leaves, the source is the biggest difference between the two). After CO2 supercritical extraction, a tan opaque, viscous liquid is obtained, which contains the taste and taste of cinnamon. Therefore, it is generally used in industrial food production instead of cinnamon. Compared with cinnamon, cinnamon oleoresin has a more stable flavor, is easier to store and transport, and is more convenient to use. Cinnamon oleoresin generally has a cinnamaldehyde content of more than 60%, and the others are cinnamaldehyde derivatives. The author believes that, compared with cinnamon essential oil used in the medical field, cinnamon oleoresin is more suitable for the medical field. However, there was no CO2 supercritical technology in ancient China, only distillation technology, so distillation technology was preconceived. In terms of ingredients, cinnamon oleoresin has more ingredients, more cinnamaldehyde derivatives, and better results. Cinnamon oleoresin is more expensive, because the raw material is cinnamon, which is more expensive than cinnamon leaves, and the cost of supercritical processing is high

Cinnamic Aldehyde

Cinnamic Aldehyde


4.Cinnamic Aldehyde

Derived through chemical synthesis, the cinnamaldehyde content is 99%. Mainly produced in India and imported to China. The low-priced cinnamon essential oils on the market are mostly added with synthetic cinnamaldehyde to reduce costs. At present, it is rarely tested in China whether synthetic cinnamaldehyde has been added, so the domestic market is chaotic. C14 is used abroad to detect natural or synthetic, which is relatively standard in the market. Synthetic cinnamaldehyde is mostly used in chemical industry and is not recommended for oral products such as food.


The above is the difference between cinnamon related products introduced by Methoxycinnamic Acid Supplier.