To ensure excellence, our work begins with the orange and lemon tree seedlings, which gous through rigorous processes cultivation and cafre with the harvest, postharvest and industrialization.
A Careful work in the field make sure that 100% of our production of Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice (FCOJ) and co-products are made with our own raw material, as well the production of Frozen Concentrated Lemon Juice (FCLJ) and its co-products.
For the production of FCOJ and FCLJ, we have a specially planned factory and our own analysis laboratory, which is responsible for quality control and guaranteeing the natural flavor and aroma of the fruit. In all process we invest in good practices, technology and traning of our employees.
Another differential od Agroterenas Industrial Citrus is the traceability. Through the system, we monitor all the stages: agricultural operations, logistics and industry. We record information such as the driver’s name, license plate, weight, date, time and destination of the orange and lemon. In addition, we track all industry processes, materials, analýsis, shipping and product exports. In this way, we have full traceability of our products.
This management model, which ensures the quality and safety of our products, has granted us five of the main internationally recognized certifications: FSSC 22000, SGF/IRMA, Hallal, Koscher and FSA/SAI Platform.
Also, we have received the “Best in Agribusiness” award for five times under the “Fruits Flowers and Vegetables” category, granted by an important brazilian magazine and publishing company – “Revista Globo Rural” and “Editora Globo”.
All these actions reaffirm the relationship of transparency and trust with our customers.
Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice (FCOJ)
Product is obtained from the extraction and concentration of healthy and mature orange juice of the species Citrus Sinesis. It is free of genetically modified organisms and allergens, produced and maintained under the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) principles.
Frozen Concentrated Lemon Juice (FCLJ)
Product is obtained from the extraction and concentration of healthy and mature lemon juice. It is free of genetically modified organisms and allergens, produced and maintained under the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) principles.
In the processing of the orange and lemon we use 100% of the fruit. Other than the juice, the co-products are obtained from the extraction process and have their application in the industry of chemicals, solvents, aromas, fragrances, paints, resins and cosmetics. The peel, seeds and pomace also can be used for complementing the animal nutrition, among others.
Essential Oil (CPOO and CPL)
The product is obtained during the fruit extraction process, at the point the outer oil bags of the peel are broken and with water jets are directed to the cold separation process by centrifugal force. Then, the dewaxing process takes place.
It is used in different types of industries, such as food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and perfumery, as ingredients in the form of aromas and fragrances.
Water phase and oil phase essences
The products are extracted during the juice concentration process, by a fractional column in the evaporator. The oil and water phases final separation occurs through decantation system and density difference between the products. The aqueous phase essence, commercially known as the Orange Water Phase, is used as an ingredient in the form of aroma in the food and beverage industries. The oil phase essence, commercially known as Orange Oil Phase, is used in food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and perfumery industries, as ingredients in the form of aromas and fragrances.
Citrus terpene (D’limonene) and Terpeno Cítrico de Limão (Lemon Citrus Terpene)
The products are extracted by distillation of citrus liquor, which is originated from the pressing of pomace, peel, seeds and Pulp of orange and lemon. It is a biodegradable solvent, used in the paint and resin industries, in addition to being used as an aromatic component in the pharmaceutical and food industries. It is widely used in the synthesis of new compounds.
Wet Citrus Peel
The product is separated during the orange and lemon extraction, without the addition of aromatic compounds. It is used as a raw material for pectin production.
Wet Citrus Pomace
It results from the treatment of all solid citrus remaining from juice extraction. Popularly known as orange and lemon pomace, it is used as animal nutrition complement.