Latest Market Info: Sep, 2023
The current lemongrass crop is quite interesting. Farmers have planted a huge quantity of material, and major producers have a good stock of material available to offer. However, current estimations point towards the quality of new lemongrass material declining over the next two years, so the market is currently adjusting in-line with these predictions.
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6/17/22: Lemongrass crop quality issues have been addressed and material has improved significantly since the beginning of the season. Citral levels are looking high and the market has started to return to normalcy.
9/24/21: Due to the ongoing effects of La Nina, rains in India have not stopped. A large influx of rainfall can influence the quality and quantity of lemongrass oil, making yields lower and diminishing the crop’s overall output. Demand remains strong and prices are firm.
8/26/21: Prices continue to move up due to low availability. Sourcing out of Indonesia has become more complicated due to a combination of heavy rainfall and COVID-19 travel restrictions placed on farmers.
8/24/21: Production of new oil has just started, though bad weather continues to be an issue for the region. Despite some production issues, demand for lemongrass remains very high and will continue to push prices upwards.
Description of Lemongrass Oil East Indian
Lemongrass Oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of the Cymbopogon flexuosus plant, which grows throughout many regions of Africa, India, South America, and the Caribbean. The plant was originally used as feed for tropical livestock, though its widespread abundance and pleasant aromatic qualities quickly made it an inclusion in countless Asian and African-style foods. The aroma of Lemongrass Oil is strong and fresh, with a grassy and citrus nuance that is immediately recognizable. It also retains a herbaceous, tea-like note that is quite pleasant in both flavors and fragrance applications.
Aroma & Flavor of Lemongrass Oil East Indian
Aroma is strong and fresh, with a grassy and citrusy top note paired with herbaceous, tea-like undertones. It is quite tenacious and can retain a pleasantly clean, slightly aldehydic smell for up to 72 hours.
Cymbopogon flexuosus (nees ex steudel) will. watson
1.4830 - 1.4890 @ 20C
0.8900 - 0.9040 @ 25C
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Harvest Schedule of Lemongrass Oil East Indian
4 MONTHS OF THE YEAR