Dehydrated Lemon Peel

With more than 180,000 tons of fruit processed each year, Citromax is an excellent source of post-processed ingredients such as dehydrated (dried) lemon peel. After the oil is rasped and the juice is extracted from the fruit, the remaining peel portion (mainly the white “albedo” portion) is dried with heat to remove the moisture to a content of 8 – 12%. This dried albedo contains more than 30% pectin, making it an excellent source of pectin or fruit fiber. The product is completely devoid of essential oil, so it has no odor of lemon.

Since our dried lemon peel is used for further processing or in commercial food applications, consistency of product is crucial. We can guarantee particle size to the customer’s very stringent specifications and deliver product with a complete absence of essential oil, supported by rigid microbiological control.