The world production of citrus fruit has risen enormously in the last few decades of the 19th century, leaping from 45 million tons a year in the early 1970's to 85 million in the season of 1996-1997. More than 30 per cent of these fruits go into industrial production in which essential oils and juice are the principal products. The main applications of essential oils are as flavourings for alcohol, soft drinks, food, pharmaceutical products and as fragrances for cosmetics and beauty products. Today, the potential ...

Citrus 2002, CRC Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415284912