Citromax Group: Organic Milestone
Citromax Group organic lemon groves reach a substantial milestone, passing the 100,000-tree mark
Citromax Group has announced that the company’s organic lemon groves have reached a substantial milestone, passing the 100,000-tree mark and approaching 110,000 organic lemon trees. This milestone validates Citromax’s standing as the largest organic lemon producer in the world.
Citromax’s organic lemon groves are located in the foothills of the Andes, in a unique sub-tropical climate that creates an optimal setting for the cultivation of premium organic lemons that feature outstanding flavor and high juice content. The company’s three organic lemon groves—known as Rosa, Rincon and Victoria—are situated on more than 860 acres.
Rosa, which has been family owned and operated for more than 15 years, is the oldest and largest of Citromax’s organic groves.
“Citromax Group recognizes the increased global demand for organic fruit products, so we continue to invest in our organic groves,” says Mariano Sangronis, commercial manager & head of Fresh Division. “As the world’s largest organic lemon grower and processor, we now produce over 1,000 metric tons of high-quality organic lemon juice concentrate through sustainable production practices.”
Citromax Group, with its extensive expertise in organic production, is proud to be one of the first lemon growers worldwide to focus on offering organic products to the health and wellness market. In 2004, the Citromax Group’s processing plant in Tucumán, Argentina, was certiﬁed as an approved Organic Processing Facility.
The company’s organic product portfolio includes essential lemon oils, lemon juice concentrate, not-from-concentrate lemon juice and lemon pulp cells. Their organic folded lemon oils, lemon extracts, and flavors can be used in both 100% Organic products and NOP-compliant products and are used to support a growing market trend in the health and wellness segment.
Citromax Flavors, one of the industry’s first flavor houses to be certified as USDA Organic. It also is a kosher and allergen-free flavor house. The company has been expanding the organic expertise of Citromax Group since 2005 by formulating Organic, National Organic Program (NOP)-compliant and non-GMO flavors.
Citromax Flavors provides sweet and fruit (citrus and non-citrus) flavor profiles to the food and beverage industry. Their flavor specialists employ the latest technology to produce the most desirable taste characteristics that are compatible with the most advanced processing techniques.
For additional information about Citromax Group’s organic lemon expertise, contact Zeynep Taskin, Citromax Director of Marketing at 201-933-8405 or ZTaskin@citromax.com
Citromax Group was founded in 1964 and is a vertically integrated lemon grower, processor and fully integrated ﬂavor manufacturer. It is the largest organic lemon grower and processor in the world. Citromax Group provides the expertise and reliability that manufacturers and consumers count on when they require lemon oil and lemon juice products that are suited to a myriad of applications. All of their facilities meet the highest Food Safety Standards available in the industry today.
At Citromax Group’s state-of-the-art laboratories, the staff of experienced analytical experts use advanced equipment to perform sophisticated QA/QC testing throughout every stage of production starting from lemon orchards to the validation of the quality and performance of end products. High quality processing techniques are maintained and supported by stringent quality control measures. Strict adherence to Quality and Food Safety are evident in certifications from ISO, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), GLOBAL GAP, GRASP, and SMETA.