Extraction is the first step in the refining process. Oils and fats are extracted from their original source (the seeds, fruits or other oil-bearing raw materials) using a variety of different methods. In some cases, for example virgin olive oil, the oil is extracted directly from the fruit by means of a simple mechanical press and used without the need for any further processing. This process is known as cold pressing. For most oils however, the process is more complex. Modern oil mills extract oil using a combination of pressing, cooking and solvent extraction. This process is often carried out in the country of origin.
The seeds of Ajwain have been popularly used in India by many households in order to treat upset stomach, and used in the preparation of various food items to prevent stomach related issues. The scientific nomenclature name of the ajwan is Trachyspermum ammi (other: Trachyspermum copticum, and Carum copticum). The Ajwain essential oil is extracted from the Ajwain seeds. The color of the Ajwain oil can vary from orange to red, and the oil gives a pungent thyme odor.
The global cardamom oil market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% over the forecast period i.e. 2017-2024. Further, cardamom oil market is anticipated to reach USD 7.2 billion globally by 2024. The growth of cardamom oil market is driven by the increasing consumer awareness regarding health benefits of cardamom oil. Further, its heightening application in personal care products is also envisioned to bolster the growth of cardamom oil market.
Ginger is majorly used in spices and thus ginger oils and oleoresins are preferred to prepared dried spices as flavoring in food industry, because they are more stable, contamination free , cleaner, , and can be easily standardized by blending. Thus the growth of food industry and spices demand are another factors driving growth of ginger oil market. The growth of natural personal care products industry is another growth driver for ginger oil market.
The global essential oils market has grown steadily in the last few years. The market size is projected to reach USD 11.19 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 8.83% from 2017 to 2022.