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All about “Bergamot Orange”, a citrus fruit

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The health benefits of bergamot orange

Relieves digestive disorders

Bergamot is effective when consumed as an infusion to relieve transit problems, stomach cramps or spasms .

Calms skin irritations

The essential oil of bergamot obtained from the zest of bergamot will reduce the itching and irritation of the skin related to eczem a, hives or psoriasis . However, be careful not to expose yourself to the sun after using bergamot essential oil, it is photosensitizing.

Dewormer

Used in the form of essential oil, bergamot is a very good dewormer and helps in particular to fight against parasites of the intestine.

Fight against stress

In infusion or in essential oil diluted in water, bergamot has benefits against stress and anxiety and promotes good sleep.

Nutritional values ​​of bergamot

Per 100 g of bergamot

Carbohydrates 21.5g
Fat 0.5 g
Protein 1.7g
Energy 96 kcal
Energy 401.28 kJ

 

The main nutrient in bergamot

Vitamin C

Like many citrus fruits, bergamot has a high content of vitamin C , which will allow you to boost your immune defenses against winter diseases.

Using bergamot in the kitchen: some recipe ideas

The taste of bergamot

Depending on the maturity of the fruit, bergamot has a bitter or slightly more acidic flavor.

How to choose bergamot well?

Bergamot is a small citrus fruit that resembles lemon, its skin is yellow and thick. At maturity, bergamot weighs between 80 and 200g on average.

How to properly store bergamot?

Like all other citrus fruits, it can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

How to cook bergamot

In cooking, you can use the juice or zest of bergamot to enhance shellfish or seafood dishes. It is also found under strong candy in the typical tagine recipe.

Its bitter flavor can be difficult to dose, so use bergamot sparingly because its taste is pronounced.

Its essential oil is also used in Earl Gray tea or in the recipe for Madeleines from Commercy.

A short history of bergamot

It is native to Italy, most of the time cultivated on the Calabrian coast. Bergamot is very little used in food form and therefore remains difficult to find raw on market stalls. On the other hand, bergamot essential oil is much more common and can help you relieve many ailments.

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