Variations in the volatile compounds of a Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) variety grown in a semi-arid Mediterranean environment

Filippo Saiano, Alessandra Carrubba, Anna Di Prima, Giuseppe Alonzo, Raffaele La Torre, Alessandra Carrubba, Reffaele La Torre

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Abstract

Fennel is an industrial source of anethole but, recently, further interest has come from the suggested possibility of many industrial uses of this plant. The volatile substances from the seeds of fennel grown in Sparacia (Cammarata - AG - Sicily; 37°38' N; 13°46' E) have been investigate and compared on a statistical basis with previously reported data. The variety grown in Sparacia fall into the "high fenchone" chemovariety. The substances alpha-toluene, alpha-terpinene, beta-phellandrene+limonene and camphene appear the components most sensitive to environment and growth conditions modifications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-288
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Essential Oil-Bearing Plants
Volume8
Publication statusPublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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