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Progress in Essential Oils

Brian M. Lawrence

Citrus aurantifolia (Christm. et Panz.) Swingle is the lime species from which distilled lime, centrifuged Key lime type A, centrifuged Key lime type B, and expressed, or cold-pressed, acid lime oils are obtained. Distilled lime (the largest volume of the lime oils produced) is prepared by squeezing clean, whole limes through the broad end of a conical screw press that is fitted with 5 mm holes.

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