Application Note: Automated Comparison of Scotch and Midwest Spearmint Oils Using GC/TOFMS
27 July 2009

Spearmint oils are widely used to flavor a variety of manufactured foods. Oils from different regions can vary significantly in composition and thus affect the flavors of the foods in which they are used. Two spearmint oil samples, one Scotch and one Midwest, were analyzed using fast GC techniques and the fast data acquisition of the LECO Pegasus II Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (TOFMS).