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- n. A terpenoid found naturally in many essential oils, most abundant in the oils from seeds of caraway and dill.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ketone, C10H14O, which occurs in the two optically active forms—the dextrogyrate form in the oils of dill and caraway, and the levogyrate form in the oils of spearmint and kuromoji. It is an oil which smells of caraway and boils at 228° C. Formerly called carvol.
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The oil should contain 50-60 per cent. of carvone, which is estimated by absorption with a saturated solution of neutral sodium sulphite.
The enantiomers of carvone smell respectively of anise and spearmint.
Simpler, clearer-tasting peppermint contains little or no carvone or pyridines; instead it makes a terpene called menthol, which gives it a uniquely cooling quality.
The oil contains a large amount of geraniol, together with di-hydrocumin alcohol, d-phellandrene, d-limonene, dipentene, and l-carvone.
Another example is carvone, a component in both caraway and dill, which, says Fisher, is
It’s mildly reminiscent of caraway thanks to its content of the caraway terpene carvone, but also has fresh, spicy, and citrus notes.
[1, 2]) [1, 2] P (+) - trans-carveol + NADP+ + H2 O References  Bouwmeester, H.J.; Gershenzon, J.; Konings, M.C.J.M.; Croteau, R.: Biosyn - thesis of the monoterpenes limonene and carvone in the fruit of caraway.
Forms part of the carvone biosynthesis pathway in Carum carvi (caraway) seeds) Reaction type oxidation redox reaction reduction Natural substrates and products S (+) - (R) - limonene + NADPH + H+ + O2