Diversity and profiles of volatile compounds in twenty-five peppermint genotypes grown in China

Lin Lu, Hua Cao, Han Li, Hao Zhang, Shenchong Li & Jihua Wang
Peppermint (Mentha piperita L.) is one of the most cultivated and consumed herbs. The pharmaceutical properties and nutrition values of peppermint oil make it an important commercial product. This study aimed to explore the volatile compounds in the essential oil extracted from different peppermint genotypes commercially grown in China. Oil extraction using a steam distillation followed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry resulted in the quantification of 53 volatile compounds from five major classes, including esters, alcohols,...
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