Monthly Archives: May 2014

So you say you like ginger…..

Ginger flavor is a symphony of compounds derived from the rhizome (root) of the ginger plant (Zingiber officinale). The leader of the band is known as 6-gingerol. In the Spirit Chemist's lab, we measure 6-gingerol concentration using liquid chromatography to determine the amount of ginger in Spiritopia Ginger Liqueur. The other flavor compounds follow suit as long as…
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