Friday, November 12, 2021

Bergamot oil - unique fragrance and freshness

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia Risso) is a plant belonging to the Rutaceae family (subfamily Esperidea).

The tree is cultivated primarily in the southern coast of Italy. Bergamot has been used in the Middle East for hundred of years as a flavoring, perfume and addition to moisturizers and cosmetics.

Bergamot peel oil is the most valuable essential oil due to its unique fragrance and freshness is obtained by rasping and cold pressing the bumpy, green rind of the fruit. 

The essence composed of a volatile part and non-volatile fraction find application in the perfume, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, food and confectionary industries.

The characteristic flavor is mainly made available by linalool, citral, and linalyl acetate, whereas limonene and pinene are not much flavoring and they are rather unstable compounds when exposed to heat and light.
Bergamot oil - unique fragrance and freshness

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