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Web Date: May 15, 2008

Rotundone Imparts Peppery Aroma

Bicyclic terpene is found in several spices and wines
Department: Science & Technology

The sesquiterpene rotundone gives pepper its distinctive aroma, says an international group of researchers in a pair of papers in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry (DOI: 10.1021/jf800183k and 10.1021/jf800184t). Previously, the aroma of black pepper was attributed to complex interactions of many chemical . . .

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