Properties of Bamboo Vinegar Prepared from China-grown Bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens)

중국산 죽순대로부터 제조한 죽초액의 특성

  • 문성필 (전북대학교 농업생명과학대학 산림대학교) ;
  • 구창섭 (전북대학교 유기신물질공학과) ;
  • 박상범 (임업연구원 임산공학부) ;
  • 권수덕 (임업연구원 산림경영부)
  • Published : 2003.09.01


Bamboo vinegar was prepared from China-grown bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) using simple kiln (400 - 500 $^{\circ}C$), and its physical properties and chemical components were investigated and compared to those of Korea-grown bamboo vinegar. The physical properties of China-grown bamboo vinegar were as follows: Baume specific gravity 4.5, organic acid 9.9%, pH 2.8, tar 3.1% and refractive index 13.1%, respectively. The main components of the bamboo vinegar were acetic acid, 1-hydroxyl-2-propanone, methanol, propionic acid, 1-hydroxyl-2- butanone. There was no significant difference between the components of Korea- and China-grown bamboo vinegars. Total organic materials in China-grown bamboo vinegar were 14.8%, and organic acids (acetic acid, formic acid, propionic acid, and butanoic acid) consisted of 9.0%. These acids corresponded to 61% of total organic materials. Neutral and phenolic compounds consisted of 4.5% and 0.8% of the bamboo vinegar, which were correspond to 6% and 31% of total organic materials, respectively. The physicochemical properties of traditional Chinese bamboo vinegar indicated that it was collected at low temperature and aged for a long time.