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Lemon Oil 1-fold

Citrus limon

Lemon oil smells pleasantly fresh like sun-ripened lemons. We obtain fragrances and aromas from it, which are mainly used for flavouring beverages, bakery and dairy products, confectionery, ice creams and for perfuming body care and household products. As the name suggests, cold-pressed lemon oil is obtained by cold pressing the ripe fruit peel. Today it is usually obtained as a by-product during the production of lemon juice. The average oil yield is around 4 to 6 kilograms of lemon oil per 1000 kilograms of processed fruit. The world annual production of lemon oil reaches approx. 6.0 to 7.0 million kilograms. Argentina is by far the most important production location for lemon oil with a market share of about 50 %. Other important cultivating countries and producers of lemon oil are the USA, Spain and Italy.

Product Details
Botanical name: Citrus limon
Plant/part used: Fruit/peel
Production method of raw material: Cold pressed
Processing technology: no processing
TSCA CAS: 8008-56-8
EINECS CAS: 84929-31-7
EINECS: 284-515-8
Appearance: Fluid, yellow-green
Chemical identification: Lemon, extract (lemon oil)
Density 20 °C (g/ml): 0.8450 - 0.8600
Refractive index at 20 °C: 1.4680 - 1.4800
Optical rotation at 20 °C, 10 cm (°): 57 - 70
Chemical constituents: Limonene, gamma-Terpinene, b-Pinene, Citral
REACH: Registered