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Progress in Essential Oils
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Posted: July 21, 2014, from the August 2014 issue of P&F magazine.
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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