Method to determine the authenticity of aroma of saffron (Crocus sativus L.).

Abstract

A thermal desorption-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry technique was applied to 252 different Spanish saffron samples (from La Mancha and Teruel). The average safranal content made up of 60% of the volatile fraction of the saffron. All the chromatograms obtained showed an interval between 8 and 18 min (retention time of safranal +/- 5 min) in which the… (More)

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