TN-110 – Peppermint Oil Extraction

TN-110 – Peppermint Oil Extraction

Rudy Baskette, Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc

Traditionally, the food industry utilizes steam distillation to extract peppermint oil. Steam distillation processes yield an extract that is a combination of pure and thermally decomposed peppermint oil. The extract from traditional steam distillation results in the familiar peppermint taste you find in peppermint candy.