Garlic oil is the volatile oil derived from garlic. It is usually prepared using steam distillation. It is used in cooking and as a seasoning, a nutritional supplement, and also as an insecticide.
Hefei Dielegance Biotechnology Co., Ltd., a professional garlic oil manufacturer and supplier in China within several years experience, is devoted itself to control each step of garlic oil production, including raw material selection, raw material cleaning, crushing, steam distillation production, C14 test as well as packaging.
Dielegance Biotechnology has devised a unique, dual-testing process, using both internal and external analysis to assure pure garlic oil supply.
Gas Chromatography Method
By using a gas chromatography method that measures the amount and type of volatile compounds present in garlic oil, analysts can see a typical 100% natural garlic oil profile. The differences in volatile profiles (the ratios of those peaks) combined with the use of chemometrics are used to identify the non-natural garlic oils, making this method an effective screening tool.
Carbon 14 (14C) Dating Method
Carbon-14 is a standard scientific dating method used to measure the “age” of the carbon atoms present in a molecule. This method is often used in archaeology to verify the date of artifacts.
Carbon has three natural isotopes: 12C, 13C, and 14C. The first two are stable. 14C decays predicatively over time.
How does carbon dating help identify synthetic materials present? Natural substances will have higher levels of 14C atoms. Synthetic substances, such as fossil fuel derived compounds, will be composed of carbon atoms that are without 14C.
Reviewing analytical results from both methods assures unadulterated, non-synthetic garlic oil supply.
At Dielegance Biotechnology, we test and qualify each raw material batch before we approve its use. For garlic oil, we review the analytical results of both methods to assure no synthetics are present.