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Citral Extra: the fresh and fruity citrus ingredient for your creations

Click below to get all relevant product details about Citral Extra, our impactful fresh, citrus-green ingredient, including regulatory and quality-related topics as well as insights into sustainability - compiled for you on our Virtual Aroma Assistants:


Fragrance: Natural identical substance (main component of many essential oils like lemon grass, litsea cubeba etc.), therefore very useful for fresh, citrus-like, agrumic notes. Limited stability, if exposed to air, alkali and daylight. Not suitable for detergents and household products.

Flavor: Very commonly used in flavor compositions for imitation of lemon, grapefruit, orange, lime and thanks to its fresh-citrus note for apple, cherry, strawberry, etc.

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