Spice Oil Extraction from Curry Leaves (100% EOU)
Murraya koenigii, commonly known as curry leaf or kari patta in Indian dialects, belonging to Famil Rutaceae which represent more than 150 genera and 1600 species1 Murraya Koenigii is a highly values plant for its characteristic aroma and medicinal value. Curry leaves are a rich source of minor constituents, such as Ca, K, Mg, P, along with Fe, Mn, Se and Zn, in trace amounts. Toxic element (As, Cd, Hg and Pb) contents were found to be below USFDA limits. The mineral content of curry leaves are: Fe 152 to 158 mg/kg, Na 795 to 800 mg/kg, Mg 14 to 18mg/kg, Mn 96 to 98 mg/kg. According to the proximate analysis leaves of Murraya Koenejii consists moistures 63%, total nitrogen 1%, fat 6%, total sugar 14%, crude fiber 7% and ash 13%. The curry leaf (Murraya koenigii spreng) has 2.6% volatile essential oils (terpenes: beta caryophylline, beta gurjunene, beta elemene, bete phellandrene, beta thujene and others). These oils in the curry leaf are sufficiently soluble in water and terpenes are lighter than water.
The global essential oil market size was valued at USD 3.36 billion in 2015 and is expected to witness an estimated growth rate of 9.0% from 2016 to 2024. Around 200 different types of essential oils are consumed all over the world annually, and the U.S. plays a major role in overall demand. Essential Oil Market is expected to reach $11.188 million by 2022, with a CAGR of 8.7% from 2016 to 2022. Essential oils, also known as volatile oils/aetherolea/ethereal oils, are derived from leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other parts of a plant. Which facilitates the development of new technologies and ensure a high quality product.
Few Indian major players are as under
- Concert Spices & Exports Ltd.
- Dabur India Ltd.
- Gangotri Oils & Agro Products Pvt. Ltd.
- Gulab Oil & Foods Pvt. Ltd.
- Khandelwal Edible Oils Ltd.
- Mahesh Edible Agro Oil Inds. Pvt. Ltd.