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The exceptional climatic conditions of the region reach an average annual temperature of 24º Celsius and an index of rainfall exceeding 900 mm. These conditions allow us to produce more than 60,000 tons of lemon annually, a figure that makes us the first producer in Bolivia and positions us to meet our costumers needs in a quick, safe and reliable way every time.
The varieties destined for the fresh fruit market are Eureka, Lisboa and Genova.
The oil is extracted from the peel of the lemon, through the process of abrasives surfaces (Fraser Brace Extractor) by scraping the fruit and separating the light phase (oil), and the heavy phase (sludge and water), the product is then centrifuged to obtain the pure oil, which is subjected to a cooling process to reduce the wax content and later packed in drums protected in a controlled environment.
The fruit that went through the oil extraction is taken to the juice extraction process by cups, then the extracted natural juice goes to a stage of pasteurization and concentration according to the customer requirements, later it is packaged and frozen for its commercialization.
Totai Citurs S.A. is actually developing a new processing plant to produce citric pectin.
Once the lemon goes through the process of extracting oil and juice, the remaining of the raw material is subjected to a process of dehydration in order to obtain dehydrated peel.