Limited quantities of dried juice sacs have been produced commercially in Florida since the late 1950’s. Several citrus processors have been involved in this production at one time or another and one well known processor is currently producing relatively small but significant quantities. Workers at the University of Florida’s Agricultural Research and Education Center at Lake Alfred, as well as at the USDA’s Utilization Research Labs at Winter Haven, Florida and Pasadena, California have been advocating this speciality by-product citing the tangible advantages of the higher return as compared to that of dried orange pulp for animal feed. At the same time they point out the intangible benefits of removing one of the major sources of air pollutants from the stack emissions of feed mills.
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