Description of Lime Oil Mexican C.P., Types A
The vast majority of the world’s lime crop is grown throughout the southern Mexican states of Michoacán and Colima. While much of this production goes towards fresh consumption, a significant portion of limes are converted into Lime Oil Mexican C.P. Type A; an oil cold-pressed from the peels of Citrus aurantiifolia fruits. This oil’s aroma is keenly reminiscent of fresh lime, with a sweet, tangy, and aldehydic top note. During the process of extraction, Mexican lime oil is allowed to mingle with the fruit’s juices, providing a much more tangy and juicy odor than other lime varieties. Mexican “Type A” lime oil also has the benefit of being much lighter in color than other cold-pressed lime oils.
Citrus Aurantifolia (Christman) Swingle
1.4820 - 1.4860 @ 20C
0.8720 - 0.8810 @ 25C
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Latest Market Info: Sep, 2021
Demand for lime oil remains firm out of Mexico, as the high season just recently started (after a short delay). Peru oil is sold out until their next crop season in September through October. In both these markets, precedence for fresh fruit is still the main cause for concern.
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7/23/21: Demand for lime oil remains firm out of Mexico, as the high season just recently started (after a short delay). Peru oil is sold out until their next crop season in September through October. In both these markets, precedence for fresh fruit is still the main cause for concern.
3/15/20: The next period of availability for Mexican Lime material will be this upcoming May/June. However, not much oil remains available for distillation, and many have already sold out of material due to the high fresh fruit demand, which is applicable to both conventional and organic limes. Buyers can expect this trend to continue, as no carryover material is available from previous harvests.
2/19/20: Fresh fruit remains in high demand from Mexico, which leaves little to processing. Market remains firm and prices continue to steadily increase based on availability as there is no carryover, no future relief till Q2 2021
1/20/20: Prices remain firm as short supply continues.
4/24/19: Harvest is over, not much carryover available which has sustained high price levels. Next crop season is June/July timeframe. Too early to predict crop volume. As a reference Mexico produces 1.5 – 1.8 million tons of fruit, this past crop there was a reduction of 50%
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