Bergamot Orange (Asia)
Citrus bergamia, the Bergamot orange is a fragrant fruit the size of an orange, with a yellow colour similar to a lemon. Citrus bergamot is commercially grown in southern Calabria (province of Reggio), southern Italy, where more than 80% are produced. It is also grown in southern France and in Côte d'Ivoire for the essential oil and in Antalya in southern Turkey for its marmalade.
BERGAMOT. (member of the citrus family). *Oil derived from: Unripe peel. *Smell: Fresh, fruity, green, warm. *Use: To flavor Tea (Earl Grey), sometimes culinary use. Used in skin care creams to cool and refresh, also to calm inflamed skin and psoriasis. Anitseptic. Tanning accelerator and sunscreen. Natural antioxidant. Supposed to be uplifting, anti-depressing, anti-anxiety and relaxing.