Deutsch: Zitruspflanzen / Español: Citrus / Português: Citrus / Français: Citrus limettioides / Italiano: Citrus

Citrus is a common term and genus (Citrus) of flowering plants in the rue family, Rutaceae. Citrus is believed to have originated in the part of Southeast Asia bordered by Northeast India, Burma (Myanmar) and the Yunnan province of China. Citrus fruit has been cultivated in an ever-widening area since ancient times; the best-known examples are the oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and limes.

In an industrial or industry context, "citrus" typically refers to a group of fruits that are produced from a variety of citrus trees, including oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits. Citrus fruits are widely used in a variety of products and industries, such as:

  • Food and Beverage: citrus fruits are used as ingredients in a wide range of food and beverage products, including juices, jams, marmalades, and candies.

  • Cosmetics and Personal Care: citrus extracts and oils are used in the production of cosmetics, soaps, and other personal care products, due to their refreshing and invigorating scent.

  • Cleaning and Sanitation: citrus extracts and oils are used as natural cleaning agents, due to their high acidic content and ability to dissolve grease and grime.

  • Agriculture: citrus fruits are grown in a variety of regions, including Florida, California, and South America, and are a major source of income for many farmers.

  • Pharmaceuticals: citrus bioflavonoids, including hesperidin and rutin, are used in the production of a variety of pharmaceutical products, including dietary supplements and drugs.

  • Fragrances: citrus extracts and oils are used in the production of perfumes, colognes, and other fragrances, due to their fresh and invigorating scents.

These are just a few examples of the many products and industries that are related to "citrus" in an industrial or industry context.

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