The bergamot oranges from Reggio Calabria
Bergamot oranges, the healthiest fruit nature can offer. Cultivated in groves located in Reggio Calabria only 5km away from the sea, this product couldn't be more genuine!
Bergamot facts: Defined by an unmistakable aroma, bergamot orange is born from a particular type of tree that measures about 3 to 4 meters in height, with glossy leaves that don't fall even in Winter and white flowers. The new leaves appear at the end of the rainy season, at the beginning of March. Intense yellow in colour, the fruit has a smooth, thin peel and its shape is less rounded than grapefruit as it's squished at the poles.
What makes this product special? The reason is simple. Located in a mountainous area in the outskirts of Reggio Calabria, 5 kilometres from the sea and between 200 and 600 meters above sea level, farming company Francesco Gangemi is in close proximity to the first intensive bergamot plantation, established by Nicola Parisi in 1750. Descending from this ancient variety, our bergamot fruits possess unparalleled flavour and unique properties, making them stand out from their modern farming counterparts.
Beneficial properties*: Deriving from an ancient bergamot variety, our citrus fruits are imbued with unique flavour and outstanding curative properties*. Renowned for their excellent phytotherapic properties, bergamot oranges are nicknamed 'Green gold'. The 90% of bergamot orange groves are located in Calabria, particularly between the Villa San Giovanni and Locride areas, perfect for this cultivation due to their climate, altitude and soil conditions. According to in-depth scientific research, bergamot fruits are rich in beneficial properties:
- Positive effects on cholesterol levels. How does bergamot affect cholesterol? Recent studies have revealed that 50ml of bergamot juice taken daily for 30 days by people with high cholesterol will result in a 42% increase of HDL (good cholesterol) levels, a 38% reduction of bad cholesterol levels as well as 41% of tryglicerids and 25% of glycaemia
- Natural antibacterial action
- Antiseptic properties
- Rich in antioxidant compounds
- Rich in vitamin A, B, C, which help maintain the body's wellbeing
- Energising and toning properties
Phytherapy: This word derives from the greek words phytón (plant) and therapéia (cure); phytotheraphy consists in using plant extracts or parts of a plant to cure illnesses or improve the wellbeing of both body and mind