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What is Citrus Bergamot?
Bergamot (Citrus aurantium var. Bergamia) is a tiny, approximately pear-shaped citrus fruit that grows on bergamot trees. It is a cross between lemon pear and Seville orange or grapefruit. Bergamot production is mostly restricted to Ioanion, a seaside location in the province of Reggio Calabria in southern Italy, where the soil and weather conditions are ideal for growth. It is also grown in the Ivory Coast, Argentina, and Brazil, but nowhere else in the world does it produce the same amount and quality of gasoline.
History of Citrus Bergamot
Bergamot was named after the Italian city of Bergamo, where its oil was originally marketed, and it has since become a symbol of the entire area and city. The fruit is inedible and is grown for the extraction of essential oil. Bergamot essential oil is derived from ripe fruit rinds and is extensively used in perfumery due to its pleasant freshness. For flavoring purposes, bergamot oil is also used in candy manufacturing, such as Earl Gray tea and the so-called althea drops. Most people are familiar with it from Earl Gray tea. However, it is also trendy among perfumers, who utilize it for various scents, regardless of their olfactory style: fresh, oriental, or chypre.