Daisyo started import of Lime Oils from a Mexican company, Citrojugo.
Mexico is the biggest supplier of Lime in the world and its share exceeds 90%.
Japan is annually importing 100~120tons of Oils, but most of them are coming via countries such as the US who repack and/or process Mexican oil according to customers’ requests. Daisyo’s attempt is to offer a steady supply, competitive pricing and sufficient information to their customers by direct contact with Citrojugo.
Product portfolio consists of ordinary Distilled Lime Oil, two types of Cold Press Oils, Fold Oils and Essence Oils which is obtained from juice recovery aroma.
Mexico has recently stood out as a new source of Lemon. Citrojugo also endeavors to produce a competitive Lemon Oil and joins forces with Daisyo to exploit Japanese market.
Lime Oil is commonly used for carbonated drinks such as Lemon-Lime and Cola. As a new usage, Lime is often blended with mints for chewing gum and tablet application. Dressing and seasoning is also expected as new applications.
(Flavor & Fragrance Industry Newspaper)