Lemon oil from all corners of the world is one of Ultra’s core products.
Lemon has a place in so many culinary uses from soft drinks and cocktails to marmalade. However, it can also be used and found in household cleaning products since it can disinfect, deodorise, remove grease and dissolve wax and grime to name but a few uses.
Lemon is also used in aromatherapy to enhance moods and can be used for its anti-bacterial properties in other medicinal applications. In fragrances it gives a fresh uplifting and zesty note to any perfume, as it is highly volatile.
Interestingly the three top producers of fresh lemons in the world are not the countries we would associate with oil production; the top 3 being China, India and Mexico, which account for over 40% of the world production.
Today we associate lemon oil production with Italy and Spain (Europe), Argentina and USA (Americas) and even South Africa who are themselves small producers on the global scale.
Italy is Europe's third largest producer of lemons, behind Turkey and Spain. Their winter season runs from November until January and their summer season from April until July. Sicily produces 86% of Italian lemons. Femminello Commune (53%), Monachello (10.2%), and Zagara Bianca (23.5%) are the main lemon varieties grown in Italy.
Italy is Europe’s third largest producer of lemons, behind Turkey and Spain. Approximately 85% of Italian lemons are grown in Sicily on about 23,000 ha of land, with most of the rest grown in Calabria and a small quantity in Amalfi. More lemons are produced in the winter season, which runs from November until January, while the summer season is from April until July. Sicily produces 86% of Italian lemons. The main varieties of lemons grown in Italy are Femminello Commune (53%), Monachello (10.2%), and Zagara Bianca (23.5%). The current crop of lemon production is predicted at 491,000 MT, an increase of 10.3% compared to the previous season. Lemon oil production is estimated to be approximately 650 MT.
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