Lactones are the main flavour compounds that provide the coconut aroma.
δ-octalactone has a fatty coconut aroma, with mild green undertones.
δ-decalactone has a creamy, coconut aroma with slight peach undertones.
ethyl decanoate has a sweet apple aroma.
ethyl acetate has a pleasant fruity odor, similar to pear.
nonanal smells like citrus peel, with cucumber undertones.
limonene smells like fresh sweet orange.
2-heptanone has fruity, waxy and green notes.
hexanal smells like freshly cut grass.
An aroma that evokes memories of tropical beaches, clear water, lush palm trees and bright sunny skies.
Santos, J.E.R.. Villarino, B.J.. Zosa, A.R.. Dayrit, F.M.. Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds in Virgin Coconut Oil and their Sensory Attributes. · November 2011.
Flavor descriptions obtained from The Good Scents Company
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