Fennel is an industrial source of anethole but, recently, further interest has came 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 investigated and compared on a statistical base 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 grow condition modifications.
|Rivista||Journal of Essential Oil-Bearing Plants|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2005|
Carruba A; La Torre R; Di Prima A; Saiano F; Alonzo G (2005). Variations in the volatile compounds of a Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare Mill.) variety grown in a semi-arid mediterranean environment. Journal of Essential Oil-Bearing Plants, 8, 275-288.