O'Reilly logo

The Mediterranean Diet by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 58

Essential Oils from Mediterranean Aromatic Plants

Laura De Martino1; Filomena Nazzaro2; Emilia Mancini1; Vincenzo De Feo1    1 Università degli Studi di Salerno, Fisciano (Salerno), Italy2 Istituto di Scienze dell’Alimentazione, Avellino, Italy.

Abstract

Essential oils are natural products characterized by a strong odor and formed by aromatic plants as secondary metabolites. The features differentiating these aromatic plants from all others, in spite of the fact that they belong to many different families, are the production of chemically related secondary compounds, the low molecular weight, and the presence of volatile isoprenoids. We studied the composition of 12 Mediterranean essential oils, evaluating their antibacterial, antifungal, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required