Description of Litsea Cubeba Oil
Sometimes referred to as Chinese “May Chang” oil based on the plant’s regional name, Litsea Cubeba Oil is steam-distilled from the tiny fruits of the eponymous Litsea cubeba tree. The oil’s citral content is very high, imparting an incredibly fresh and sweet aroma often compared to lemon oil. As the dry down process begins, litsea cubeba’s odor quickly becomes softened and fruity, with a uniform tenacity that lacks the fatty or grassy notes of similar oils such as lemongrass. Combined with its ability to be rectified for flavor use, litsea cubeba oil remains one of the most versatile ingredients of its type, capable of being added to everything from aerosol sprays to fruit candy flavorings.
Aroma & Flavor of Litsea Cubeba Oil
Fresh and citrusy, with a strong reminiscence to lemon and lemongrass. Also contains a soft, fruity nuance that blends well with other herbal and citrus aromatics.
Litsea Cubeba (Lour.)Pers.
1.4800 - 1.4880 @ 20C
0.8810 - 0.8890 @ 25C
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Latest Market Info: Sep, 2021
As this is the beginning of the distillation season, heavy rains in growing regions such as Central China are not good for oil yields and material quality. These rains have also disrupted berry picking and distillation operations. It’s currently too soon to know the exact effects of wet weather, but indicative initial pricing is almost 20% higher than last year.
Harvest Schedule of Litsea Cubeba Oil
3 MONTHS OF THE YEAR
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