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Balsam of Peru

Description

Balsam of Peru is obtained from the Peru Balsam Tree in South America. The substance is boiled from the bark and collected as a secretion from the trunk of the tree where bark has been stripped.


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Uses
As a flavour in all sorts of foods where the cinnamon note is important. It is also used in Dentistry and to treat a number of minor skins problems.

Typical Analysis

Appearance
Viscous liquid
Colour
Dark Brown
Odour
Sweet. Vanilla type
Flavour
Balsamic and bitter
Solubility
Insoluble in water. Soluble in Ethanol
Main componenets
Cinamein and Balsamic Esters
Cinamein
45 - 55 %

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Packaging
243 kg drums
Shelf Life
2 years
Storage
In original packing. Away from high temperatures and strong sunlight.