In the botanical industry, essential oils, extracts, and tinctures are well known. People recognize them and how they convey the plant properties for medicinal and other uses, but did you know there is a little-known preparation known as “oleoresins”?
What is Balsam?
To better understand oleoresins, one must first learn about balsam. If you have never heard them term, balsam is the resin, or sap, that is excreted from tress and other plants that produce this substance. The most common resins on the market would be Frankincense and Myrrh. Both have ties to history that go back for millennia, but we are talking about something else.
What are oleoresins?
An oleoresin would be a combination of essential oils and resins. This can either occur naturally or be manufactured. Copaiba is one such oleoresin which occurs naturally. They can also contain water-soluble gums.
What types of oleoresins are there?
Many of these have one thing in common. The oleoresin is derived from either a seed, root, bark, or other hard part of the spice.
You can make oleoresin from Basil leaves and other spices, but it would take an exponential amount of the plant matter to make it.
What are the uses of oleoresins?
One of the more nefarious uses for an oleoresin would be as a basis for tear gases. Capsicum’s oleoresin is used for such a purpose, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be used for medicinal and other purposes.
For instance, the turmeric oleoresin is used in cooking for its aroma and color. The one for pepper is used to covey flavor like coriander and others.
Oleoresins are also used in the food industry for their ability to maintain the full flavor of the spice. Instead of only capturing the high notes of black pepper, it captures all the depth of the seasoning as well, leading to a more flavorful dish.
Many other oleoresins are used in cooking for natural coloring in butter, cheese, meats, snack foods, and cereals. You can also find them in jellies, jams, and gelatin preparations.
The poultry industry uses them to color eggs and chicken meat.
It even boosts the color of frozen foods where the ingredients need to look vibrant.
It can be used in holistic practices the same way as essential oils are used.
In the beauty industry, they are invaluable in soaps and hair lotions.
You can even use them in scented candles to replace artificial fragrances.
Where can I find oleoresins?
You can find them in wild. You can also check the many outlets online and spend hours researching the companies to find out how they manufacture their oleoresin and whether they are environmentally friendly, or you can go to Apotec Bay and find all the information you need about our company on the website without having to dig.
We are fully transparent from our manufacturing to our sustainability. We can find out how we are dedicated to leaving the planet better than how we found it. We work tirelessly to make sure you have the highest quality oleoresins without damaging the environment. You will never have to worry about where your oleoresin originates, because we will answer all questions.
Your interaction with us doesn’t stop with you placing your order. You will never have a problem contacting our customer service, and you will be able to track your order from placing to fulfillment and shipping. Apotec Bay is there for your every need.