Aroma & Flavor
One of the more prominent essential oils by volume, Litsea cubeba is distilled from the ripe fruits of the Chinese May Chang tree. This oil is an important source of natural citral, which is it’s main component and contributor to its aroma. That aroma has a familiar sweet, candied lemon character with a softer fruity dry down. The oil is used frequently in lemon flavors and fragrances in addition to a number of other citrus and fruity profiles.
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Until production in August, prices will continue to firm. Heavy continuous rains in growing regions hampered production.
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