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17 Interesting Facts About Bergamot

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Bergamot tea is a popular drink. Few people know what a bergamot fruit is, where it grows and what it looks like.

  1. Bergamot is an exotic fruit that visually resembles lime and belongs to the citrus family. But its main feature is the pimply peel.
  2. With a small size, it has few large seeds and consists of rather juicy pulp.
  3. Only essential oil is used as raw material for the preparation of flavored tea. It is extracted from the rind. Thanks to this, the drink turns out to be rich and unusual in taste.
  4. Bergamot trees grow on the Mediterranean coast – Spain, Greece, and France. The largest number is grown in Italy – the Calabria region.
  5. Bergamot is a tree up to 10 meters high, which remains green all seasons of the year. The branches are covered with long and thin spines up to 10 centimeters in size.
  6. The leaves have a characteristic citrus aroma, and are shaped like a bay leaf – wider in the middle, and pointed closer to the edges.
  7. Bergamot flowers are large and grow in small groups. In the process of flowering, few of them appear on the tree, but they all have a bright aroma and are tinted in a beautiful shade – white or purple.
  8. The fruits grow small and contain a large number of essential oils. They are green with a yellowish sheen. They have pimples on the peel, which are the main distinguishing feature. Inside, the fruits are structured, with pulp and large seeds. They peel off easily.
  9. The fruit is unusual in taste and sour. At the same time, they do not just eat it, because it is bitter.
  10. The scent of bergamot has a complex composition of aromas. It is pronounced, sweetish, tart, and fresh at the same time. In perfumery, its aroma is appreciated for its good compatibility with other scents. And in the tea craft for a pleasant aftertaste and richness.
  11. Bergamot oil is a component that has a wide range of irreplaceable beneficial properties for the human body.
  12. It is scientifically proven that fruit ether can improve: metabolic processes – removes toxins, slags, and heavy metals from the body.
  13. Bergamot essential oil has a strong antiseptic effect. Its use is indicated for all people who have problems with digestion, urinary and respiratory systems.
  14. In the production of tea drinks, bergamot oil is usually used in pure versions without any additional components: flowers, caramel, pieces of fruit, and others. This exotic fruit has a distinct flavor and aroma that is best enjoyed with just black or green tea leaves.
  15. Bergamot has medicinal properties and is therefore used in medicine. In those days, when there were no antibiotics, it was used as an antiseptic: a balm was prepared from it, which is good for treating skin infections and inflammations. Even with serious wounds, the bergamot fruit was used: it was cut and applied to the damaged area.
  16. Bergamot is also included in many dietary supplements recommended for strengthening immunity and improving overall health.
  17. Bergamot is unpretentious, and it can be grown in a room, like a lemon or an orange, especially since its appearance can decorate any interior.

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