Frequently Asked Questions
How is Organic Supercritical CO2 black pepper extract obtained?
Organic black pepper CO2 extract is obtained by the supercritical CO2 extraction of dried berries of organically grown black pepper. The extraction process ensures there is no loss of aroma or degradation of actives by controlling the temperature and pressure. The organic black pepper oleoresin thus obtained is pure, natural and without any preservatives or anti-oxidants.
What is the colour profile of supercritical CO2 extracted organic black pepper oleoresin?
A viscous, liquid, organic black pepper oleoresin extracted by Supercritical extraction ranges from dark green to olive green in colour.
What are the aroma and taste characteristics of super critical organic black pepper oleoresin ?
Supercritical Organic black pepper oleoresin has the characteristic aroma of black pepper with an underlying pungent odour. Its flavour is initially slightly warm and pleasant but becomes sharp and biting.
Which applications is Super Critical Organic black pepper extract used in?
Organic black pepper CO2 extracts are hugely popular with the F&B industry. A common ingredient for flavourings and seasonings, Supercritical organic pepper extracts are used in snacks, confectionery, beverages and baked goods.
Is Kancor’s super critical organic black pepper oleoresin 100% organic?
Yes, Kancor’s organic black pepper CO2 extract is 100% organic. Our raw materials are organic certified. Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) is the process of separating one component (the extractant) from another (the matrix) using supercritical fluids like carbon dioxide as the extraction solvent. Supercritical Co2 extraction is carried at near ambient temperature which helps in retaining fresh aroma and flavour of spices in the extract. The properties of the supercritical fluid can be altered by varying the pressure and temperature, allowing selective extraction of actives, giving it an edge over other extraction processes. The extraction process is considered as a green process, highly rated for its eco-friendliness and approved as an organic compliant process.