• Orchid Extract

Orchid Extract


Salep is a flour made from the tubers of the orchid genus Orchis (including species Orchis mascula and Orchis militaris). These tubers contain a nutritious, starchy polysaccharide called glucomannan. Salep flour is consumed in beverages and desserts, especially in places that were formerly part of the Ottoman Empire like syria and palestine where it is a traditional winter beverage.

Analysis Specification Result
Physical Description    
Appearance Brown yellow powder Brown yellow powder
Odor Characteristic Characteristic
Chemical Tests    
Extract ratio 10:01 10:01
Loss on drying 10.0% Max <10.0%
Residue on Ignition 10.0% Max <10.0%
Heavy Metals    
As 2.0ppm Max <2.0ppm
Pb 2.0ppm Max <2.0ppm
Microbiology Control    
Total plate count 10,000cfu/g Max <10,000cfu/g
Yeast & Mold 1000cfu/g Max <1000cfu/g
E. Coli Negative Negative
Salmonella Negative Negative
Carrier Corn dextrin
Conclusion Complies with the standards.