Variabilità dell'olio essenziale di finocchio (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) per effetto di trattamenti agronomici

Alessandra Carrubba, Caterina Catalano, Marcello Militello

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[automatically translated] Fennel Seed (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.), It is an annual or biennial herbaceous plant of the family Apiaceae (formerly Umbelliferae), spontaneous and widespread in the Mediterranean, of which one uses the fruits (commonly called "seeds ") as flavoring in numerous traditional preparations and as a basis for the preparation of various compounds of pharmaceutical and food interest. The present work shows the results obtained as a result of an investigation on the composition of the essential oil of fennel, performed using material from a three-year period (2004-2006) of agronomic tests of weed control carried out in the Mediterranean environment (Cammarata - AG) . The statistical analysis of the GC-MS results allowed us to observe how the adoption of different methods for weed control, and the resulting variations in the degree of infestation of land, have not substantially affected the essential oil analytical profile; charged to significant changes of some specific components were found with between one year and another, confirming the extreme susceptibility of the species from essence to the modification of the seasonal course.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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