Mentha piperita is an important crop in the northern part of the USA but it is also widely grown in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh, India. The percentage content of menthofuran in the essential oil is the main factor that determines the selling price. This percentage can vary from year to year and also between the first and second harvest within one season.
|Category ||Essential Oil|
|Regional Availability ||Worldwide|
|Harvest Period ||July - Aug
|Natural Status ||EU Natural|
|Organoleptic Descriptors ||pungent, peppermint, minty, clean
|Common Applications ||mint, herbal, peppermint, spearmint
|Appearance ||Pale yellow to yellow liquid
|Optical Rotation ||-32.0 to -18.0
|Refractive Index @20℃ ||1.4580 - 1.4640
|Specific Gravity @20℃ ||0.895 - 0.905
|Flash Point ℃ ||67°C
|Shelf Life (months) ||12|
|Storage Recommendations ||Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.