This is only an excerpt of the full article that appeared in P&F Magazine. The full content is not currently available online.Perfumers often use grapefruit and orange together, for example, as a variation of the classical "eau de Cologne," while lemon and lime are being added to formulas to revitalize soft drink brands. Unfortunately, some commercially available citrus oils lack authentic natural notes, resulting in a disappointing flavor or fragrance. Recent advancements in processing techniques have been utilized to produce high-quality, well-balanced citrus oils.
The Vital Components Citrus oils are rich in nonpolar terpene hydrocarbons. The main terpene constituents are not always major contributors to the flavor or odor. It is the polar components (oxygenates) that usually contribute the most to fl avor and odor. These include:
• Esters, such as ethyl butyrate