How Lemongrass Oil is Revolutionizing the Food and Beverage Industry

Lemongrass oil has long been known for its refreshing citrusy aroma and its ability to add flavor to various dishes. However, did you know that it also offers a range of health benefits and has become an essential ingredient in the food and beverage industry?

At Pearl of Africa, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality essential oils that meet the standards of the food and beverage industry. Our lemongrass oil, with a citral percentage of 76 – 80%, is perfect for companies looking for natural, high-quality products.

But what exactly are the benefits of using lemongrass oil in the food and beverage industry?

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Lemongrass oil contains compounds such as citral, which have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it a potential natural alternative to traditional pain relief medication. It can also help reduce inflammation associated with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other joint and muscle pain.

Flavor and Aroma

Lemongrass oil has a distinct citrusy flavor and aroma that makes it an excellent addition to many dishes and beverages. Its unique flavor profile can enhance the taste of desserts, sauces, teas, and more.

Antimicrobial Properties

Lemongrass oil is known for its antimicrobial properties, which can help inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria in food and beverage products. This is particularly important in the production of canned and packaged goods where bacteria can thrive if not properly handled.

Digestive Health

Lemongrass oil has been shown to aid in digestion and alleviate digestive issues such as bloating, cramping, and constipation. It can also help reduce inflammation in the digestive system.


At Pearl of Africa, we adhere to the highest quality standards in the food and beverage industry (and other industries, as well). Our lemongrass oil meets FDA and EU regulations, such as the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) for the minimal citral percentage above 75%, the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) for the minimal citral percentage above 65%, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and European Medicines Agency (EMA). We also comply with labeling and packaging regulations and adhere to international standards such as ISO 22000.


By incorporating lemongrass oil into their products, food and beverage companies can provide their customers with high-quality, natural ingredients that offer a range of health benefits. At Pearl of Africa, we are committed to providing our clients with the best essential oils to meet their diverse needs.

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