In contrast with tangerine, mandarin oil has an amine-type topnote. Although sweet, its odour is not as fresh or refreshing as other citrus oils. Its application in flavourings is mainly as a modifier for citrus beverage compositions, such as orange and bitter orange.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period Jan - March
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors citrus, floral, orange, mandarin
Common Applications orange, berry, amine, hawthorn blossom, kumquat, marmalade, neroli
Appearance Red orange to blood orange liquid
Optical Rotation +64.0 to +75.0
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.4730 - 1.4830
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.843 - 0.855
Flash Point ℃ 49°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.