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Progress in Essential Oils: Citron Oil, Pimento Leaf and Berry Oil

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Citron (Citrus medica L.) is the name of a citrus fruit that is larger than lemon, which varies in shape from oval to pearshaped. It has a very thick skin and a somewhat dry pulp containing a small quantity of acidic pulp. Currently, citron is grown commercially along the Tyrrhenian coast from Diamante to Tortora (Calabria, Italy). A limited amount of citron oil is produced commercially in Italy using either the rasping or abrasive whole fruit process.

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