ISO 4729:1984 Preview
Oil of pimento leaf (Pimenta dioica (Linnaeus) Merrill)
This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2015. Therefore this version remains current.
The Standard specifies the following characteristics of the oil. Appearance: Mobile liquid. Colour: Orange-yellow to dark brown (Jamaica) to reddish brown (India). Odour: Characteristic, dry woody and some different for Jamaica and India. Taste: Spicy, warm and slightly burning. Relative density at 20/20 °C: 1,036 - 1,053. Refractive index at 20 °C: 1,5310 - 1,5360. Miscibility with 70 % (V/V) ethanol at 20 °C: 1 : 2. Phenols content: Minimum 65 % (Jamaica); 70 % (India).
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