Methyl cinnamate is the methyl ester of cinnamic acid and is a white or cellophane solid with a strong, ambrosial odor. It is begin by itself in a array of plants, including in fruits, like strawberry, and some comestible spices, such as Sichuan pepper and some varieties of basil. Eucalyptus olida has the accomplished accepted concentrations of methyl cinnamate (98%) with a 2–6% beginning weight crop in the blade and twigs.
Methyl cinnamate is used in the acidity and aroma industries. The acidity is fruity and strawberry-like; and the odor is sweet, balsamic with fruity odor, evocative of biscuit and strawberry.