Garlic Oil Specification
Garlic Essential Oil
Allium sativum L.
Steam distillation of the crushed bulbs.
Very strong and stimulating characteristic garlic odor.
Yellow to orange red clear liquid.
1.040 – 1.090 @ 20°C
1.559 – 1.579 @ 20°C
Diallyl disulphide Content:
57% - 63%
Diallyl trisulphide Content:
19% - 21%
Soluble in alcohol and oils. Insoluble in water.
Diallyl trisulphide oxide, diallyl disulphide oxide, diallyl sulfide and ajoene.
Garlic usually grows to a height of about 2 feet and has flat, long, pointed leaves. Garlic flowers in mid-summer and the colors range from pink to white; the flowers are quite edible. Many varieties and cultivars of garlic exist. Some of the large, white-skinned types are referred to as American or California garlic; early and late cultivars are available. The many varieties with pink- or purple-skinned bulbs may be called Chilean, Creole, Mexican or Italian. Garlic grows well all over the continental United States, although it seems to do best in dry, mild regions. In northern climates garlic doesn't develop as large a bulb because of the shorter growing season. Elephant garlic (A. ampeloprasum) is a garlic relative whose prodigious heads of 4 to 6 cloves can reach the size of an orange.