- Volume 8 Issue 1
Volatile flavor components of fresh ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer.) were studied. Steam distillate of fresh ginseng was extracted with ethyl ether and the extract was separated into four fraction: neutral, phenolic, acidic and basis fractions. The ethyl ether concentrates and neutral fraction were analyzed by a combination of SE-54 fused silica capillary gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. Major flavor components of fresh ginseng were predominantly mono(n +2) and sesquiterpenes(n +3) in over two hundred constituents. Of these, 28 were newly identified in volatile flavor components of fresh ginseng by GC-MS.