- Balsam is an oily,
resinous, and odorous substance, which flows spontaneously or by
incision from certain plants, and which the Church mixes with olive oil
for use as chrism.
- Balsam fir (Abies
balsamea) is one of the more important conifers in the northern
United States and in Canada. Within its range it may also be referred to
as balsam, Canadian balsam, eastern fir, and bracted balsam fir.
- It is a small
to medium-sized tree used primarily for pulp and light frame
construction, and it is one of the most popular Christmas trees.
Wildlife rely extensively on this tree for food and shelter.
- Balsam fir is
pulped by all of the pulping processes. Sulfate and semichemical
processes are used most extensively. A fiber length of 3 to 4 mm A
12 to 0.16 in) is good, as is fiber quality. Because balsam fir is
less dense than other major pulpwood species, its yield is lower
- Annual world
production (1981) of Tolu balsam is about 65 tonnes of which El
Salvador exports 48 tonnes or 74 percent. The price of Peru balsam
is US$ 1.30-2.40 per 0.5 kg (1 lb), and roughly half the world's
production is exported to the USA.
- The balsam
aroma is a popular fragrance worldwide, particularly in the perfume
and fragrance industries. The U.S. market for the product has been
estimated to be about 18,000 to 36,000 kg annually, valued at about
US$325,000 to $650,000.
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