Washington Navel is the second most important orange variety in the world after Valencia. It is the leading variety in Brazil, California, Paraguay, South Africa, Australia and Japan. The oil is expressed from the skin as the orange fruit is squashed to collect the juice. The oil is further processed and the waxes removed by chilling and centrifugation.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period Year round
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors sweet, fresh, juicy, orange
Common Applications passion fruit, citrus, lemon, lime, peach, orange, apricot, mandarin
Appearance Orange liquid
Optical Rotation +94.0 to +99.0
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.4720 - 1.4740
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.844 - 0.848
Flash Point ℃ 46°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.