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  • n. A liquid bicyclic unsaturated terpene hydrocarbon which is found usually in savin oil. It is the isomer of thujene containing a double bond outside the rings.


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  • The major aroma components in black pepper the terpenes pinene, sabinene, limonene, caryophyllene, linalool create an overall impression that is fresh, citrusy, woody, warm, and floral.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Chemical analysis of the plant led to the isolation of L-sabinene, d-limonene, fenchone, a-terpinene and felandrene (Mukherje et al. 1964), as well as several triterpenic acids, such as ursolic acid (Misra et al. 1983), diterpenoids, such as suaveolic acid and suaveolol (Misra et al. 1981).

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