Latest Market Info: Sep, 2023
Orange oil pricing remains largely unchanged in global markets. Mexico's orange crop was quite good this year, and new material should enter the essential oils market by the end of January. Current orange harvest is focused on the production of NFC juice.
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6/3/21: Fundecitrus first Brazilian orange crop forecast from May 27, 2021 has come in; indicates a total of 294.17 million boxes for the 2021/2022 crop season. This represents a 9.51% increase vs. previous crop year of 268.63 million boxes, though the increase still is lower than average for Brazil, if you look at the past 10 seasons (-10.53%).
This means the crop will mainly depend on the first and second bloom for this season, as the 3rd and 4th bloom the fruit is smaller with fewer yields. It is expected that this year’s yield will be better than the last. Drop rate of fruit is estimated at 6-7%, mainly due to the increasing prevalence of greening and drought effects.
Fundecitrus forecast is based on mapping all citrus farms in Brazil every 3 years; next one is scheduled for August 2021
4/23/21: New reports released on February 10th indicate a slight drop in Brazil’s crop size for 2020-2021 oranges. Overall, it appears the new crop will be 30.4% lower than the previous cop season. Growers are currently developing their final update for the season, which should include information on tree mortality to provide a fuller view on the subject.
4/15/21: Due to COVID-19 labor issues, Belize has experienced a delay in its orange collection process.
2/16/21: Brazil’s orange crop has experienced a reduction in aldehyde levels when compared to previous years, whereas Mexico is just starting to enter its peak season and aldehyde levels have risen across the board. Varietals in Mexico are looking to be especially strong in terms of their aldehyde content.
Description of Orange Oil 5x
Orange Oil 5x is a folded citrus oil that concentrates the aromatic properties of orange oil into a much more potent form. The folding process results in an oil that is much more aldehydic and “peely,” strongly reminiscent of fresh oranges. Orange oil 5x also benefits from increased solubility due to the reduced number of terpenes within the material. Within flavor, folded orange oil is heavily used for beverages and candies; products in which solubility and high-impact top notes are particularly important. Orange oil 5x also finds use in fragrance when blended with similar terpeneless citrus oils, imparting a refreshing and zesty aroma.
Citrus aurantium var. dulcis
Terpene-Less Essential Oil
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