Prunus armeniaca L.
Kosher certified

Bitter Almond Essential oil Morocco

Prunus armeniaca L.
Botanical family : Rosaceae
Method of culture : Conventional
Part harvested : Almond of apricots
Harvest period :
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CAS TSCA : 72869-69-3
INCI : Prunus armeniaca kernel oil


Gourmand

Gourmand
Almond like

In the middle of the plant

Bitter almond is derived from the velvety, fleshy fruit, called a drupe, of the Prunus amygdalus almond tree. The seed contained in the drupe kernel contains a very fragrant essential oil. The fruit kernels of other trees of the Prunus genus also contain bitter almonds. Protected by a thick pulp and a hard shell, this kernel is found on the apricot tree (Prunus armeniaca), peach tree (Prunus persica), plum tree (Prunus domestica) and cherry tree (Prunus cerasus). Once stripped of their hard shells, the kernels are pressed once, releasing a vegetable oil, similar to sweet almond oil. The solid residue of this expression, called the “defatted meal ”, is then hydro-distilled to produce bitter almond essential oil. Once the essential oil has had its undesirable prussic acid removed, it has a balsamic fragrance that is very almondy and sweet.

Our bitter almond essential oil is made entirely from apricot kernels. It resembles the essential oil extracted from almond tree kernels in every respect. Today, the fruit of the almond tree is no longer used to produce the essential oil, as their distillation yield is low, increasing production costs. Further, the raw material is hard to find.

Your technical documents

Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Hydrodistillation and elimination of hydrogen cyanide
Appearance Colourless to pale yellow limpid liquid
Constituents Benzaldehyde (>95%)


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary