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Bergamot

Pronunciation BUHR-gah-mot
This is a small acidic orange(Citrus Family), used mostly for its peel. The bergamot (Citrus aurantium ssp. bergamia) is a small and roughly pear-shaped fragrant citrus fruit native to Southeast Asia. Today it is also commercially grown in Calabria, Italy. Bergamot grows on small trees which blossom during the spring. The distinctive aroma of the bergamot is most commonly known for its use in Earl Grey tea, though the juice of the fruit has also been used in Calabrian indigenous medicine as an herbal remedy for malaria[1] and its essential oil is popular in aromatherapy applications. There is also a herb that goes by the goes by the same name, which is from the Mint Family.
Synonym: Bergamot Orange
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergamot_orange
Last modified: 12 April 2009
Editors: Nik D , Smita N
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