The high terpene content in citrus oils can limit their application in water based food and beverage consumer products. Partial or full deterpenation of the oil results in improved solubility and varying odour profiles depending on both the method and extent to which it is carried out.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period Feb - April
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors sweet, citrus, fresh, lemon, peel, aldehydic
Common Applications bergamot, citrus, lemon, lime, peach, orange, mandarin
Appearance Yellow to greenish yellow liquid
Assay Citral % Min >= 10.00
Optical Rotation +35.0 to +45.0
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.4760 - 1.4830
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.858 - 0.880
Flash Point ℃ 53°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.