Mint is a perennial herb with very rapid growth. This plant has various varieties and has long been used as one of the components of traditional Iranian medicine, as well as traditional medicine of China and India. Mentha piperita or peppermint has a maximum of 1% essential oil, which is composed from menthol and its derivatives. Mint oil has wide application in pharmaceutical and food industries. The second variety Mentha spicata spearmint has less oil which is milder than peppermint. The main ingredients are Carvone and its derivatives. Spearmint is used mostly in pharmaceutical and perfumery industries and has been used less in the food industry.
Mint oil constitutes from hydrophobic compounds, and there are limits to their use in water-based products because the oil will separate from water immediately.
Micro encapsulated mint oil of NanoAge is hydrophilic complex, stable, non volatile and water soluble.
New formulation opportunities based on solid and water-soluble mint oil will be possible by this technology.
- Micro encapsulated peppermint oil granule
- Micro encapsulated peppermint oil tablet