The cold pressed orange oil is a by-product of orange juice production and represents approximately 5% of the turnover of the large orange juice producers in Brazil and Florida. The oil is expressed from the skin as the orange fruit is squashed to produce the juice. The oil is then processed further and the waxes removed through chilling and centrifugation.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period March - June; Oct - Dec
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors sweet, fresh, juicy, orange
Common Applications passion fruit, citrus, lemon, lime, peach, orange, apricot, mandarin
Appearance Yellow to orange liquid
Optical Rotation +93.0 to +100.0
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.4720 - 1.4760
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.840 - 0.853
Flash Point ℃ 45°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Store in cool, dry place in tightly sealed containers, protected from heat and light.