A recent promising study demonstrated that orange oil inhibits the growth of E.coli 0157 on beef at refrigeration temperatures. The U.S. study Inhibition of Beef Isolates of E. coli O157:H7 by Orange Oil at Various Temperatures was published in the Journal of Food Science. The team from CSU and the University of Arkansas used a 1% solution at various temperatures of the essential oil, a cold-pressed terpenless Valencia orange oil against three strains of E.Coli. The results were that all strains were inhibited which means that the natural food additive could be used to prevent the bacteria from entering the food chain.

We must admit even we were a little shocked to learn that there have been technological advances which allow orange oil to be used in the production of an automotive street tire. Described as an every day or touring tire, manufacturer Yokohama has created an eco-friendly partial replacement for the amount of petroleum which is usually used during the production process. A performance improvement is another benefit which is explained as an increase in grip which allows a reduction in rolling resistance. 

Improved fuel efficiency is presented as yet another bonus in an age of ever increasing gas prices at the pump.

By infusing Orange Oil, we improve the molecular bond between natural and synthetic rubber. The result? Optimized tread life, all season performance and fuel efficiency
These popular models are among the cars mentioned for compatibility:
  • Acura TSX
  • Audi A4. TT
  • BMW 3/5 Series
  • Ford Taurus
  • Ford Focus
  • Honda Accord
  • Honda Civic
  • Jeep Compass
  • Kia Sportage
  • Lexus EX, GS, RX
  • Mazda 2, 3, 5, 6
  • Mercedes C Class
  • Nissan Altima
  • Pontiac G3, G5
  • Saab 9-3
  • Volkswagen Jetta
See the results on the road and racetrack in this video which detail this cutting edge technology.