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Lemon Oil South Africa Citrus limon (L.) Burm. F.

  • Description

    Lemon oil from all corners of the world is one of Ultra’s core products.

    Lemon has a place in 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.

    Lemon oil is obtained by cold expression or steam distillation of lemon's peel. 

    As the 6th largest producer of lemons globally South Africa is not always considered a large contributor, especially for oil, yet it proves to be very consistent and reliable. Total production throughout the 2013/14 season reached 270,000 MT with almost 60,000 MT sent for processing. That is approximately 25% more than the previous year for oil production. South Africa can be very versatile when it comes to how many fresh fruits are sent for processing and so is capable of being in or out of the oil market as and when it is more commercially attractive to do so.

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  • Product Details

    • Botanical name: Citrus limon (L.) Burm. F.
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Crop Season: July - September
    • Plant/part used: Ripe peel of fruit.
    • Method of extraction: Expression/Distillation
    • TSCA CAS: 8008-56-8
    • EINECS CAS: 84929-31-7
    • EINECS: 284-515-8
    • INCI Name: Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) peel oil
    • Appearance: Pale yellow to dark yellow mobile liquid.
    • Organoleptic Properties: Fresh lemon peel sweet citrus aldehydic.
    • Density: 0.847 - 0.853
    • Refractive index: 1.472 -1.476
    • Optical rotation: +58º to +70º
    • Chemical constituents: Limonene, Terpinene, Pinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Citral, Linalool.
    • Fragrance usage: max. 10%
    • Flavour usage: max. 1%
    • IFRA: Restricted by IFRA
    • Allergens: Contains fragrance allergens
    • REACH: Registered
  • Latest Market Information June 6, 2020

    With the weather being a strong ally, the South Africa lemon forecast has increased by 6% to a high of 530,000 MT of which an estimated 130,000 MT will be processed. Another key contributor is the full blooming of existing plants and the increased area of cultivation added last year.

    Market price USD 14.00/kilo
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