Developing Essential Oils of Honeydew, Melon, Carrot and Spinach

  • 46 pages

  • Published: 17 Mar 2000

  • Author(s): Sylvia, Shirley

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This research has identified desirable commercial varieties of melon, carrot and spinach for quality juice and/or oil. Given adequate fresh market overrun for melons and carrots, the research has shown that oil processing can significantly improve on-farm income, and that dedicated oil processing spinach crops can be developed by reducing costs through improved weed control and machine harvesting. Based on current production, benefits to growers in the Riverland SA region alone could represent an additional $1.3M. There is now a need for growers and the oil processor to develop raw product supply networks.