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- n. The sesquiterpene octahydro-1,8a-dimethyl-7-(1-methylethenyl)naphthalene that has a citrus aroma
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The orange product, valencene, sells for $600 a pound or more.
Isobionics, a company in the Netherlands, says it began selling in June the orangey valencene produced through fermentation and plans to use the same process for grapefruity nootkatone next year.
A similar enzyme in oranges, called valencene synthase, was responsible for producing its taste and smell.