Orange - Bergamot

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Introduction

Bergamot orange (Citrus bergamia) is a fruit which belongs to the group of citrus fruits. It has a yellowish or green colour which is similar to a lime. Scientific research indicated that bergamot orange is probably a hybrid between bitter orange and lemon. Bergamot oranges are best suited for flavoring and are not commonly utilized for fresh eating because of their sour and bitter taste. 

History

Their exact origination is still unclear, but it is believed that bergamot oranges are originated from Asia. They have been introduced in Mediterranean countries especially in Italy by Italian traders during the 18th century. 

Regions

They are found in Mediterranean and particularly in Italy, the top bergamot orange producer in the world. Other significant producers include Northern Africa, Southeast Asia, Argentina, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia, Brazil, and Algeria. 

Flavours & Texture

Their taste has been described as very acidic, tart, and bitter, which makes it generally unsuitable for fresh eating. It resembles the taste of a sour orange and its flesh is generally soft.

Preparation

You should peel the fruit as its flesh is not edible. Most people find it very sour and bitter and instead of eating raw or in juice they use in marmalade, marinades or in deserts. 

Nutritional Value

Bergamot orange contains good amounts of fiber and they are also rich in vitamin C.

Calories per 100 g

50 kcal

Fat

0.29 g

Carbohydrate

12.58 g

Fiber

1.7 g

Protein

0.76 g

Sodium

2 mg

Calcium

35 mg

Potassium

157 mg

Vitamin A

4% of the RDI

Vitamin C

28% of the RDI

SHIPPING


Choose your desired delivery date at the checkout, available delivery dates will be displayed at checkout stage. All orders are dispatched via DHL on a 24hr Next Working Day service. If no date is selected your order will be dispatched at the next available date.

We offer Free Next Working Day Delivery on all orders over £75 including our selection boxes.

Our shipping rates are as follows:-
England - £6.95
Scotland - £9.95
Northern Ireland - £9.95

Customers are responsible for being present at the shipping address provided on the date selected at checkout. Exotic Fruits are not responsible for any missed or attempted deliveries that must be rearranged by the customer.

All orders are packed in cardboard boxes with a biodegradable packing pellets to protect the fruit during transit, unfortunately we do not offer a gift wrapping or send the fruit in a gift basket as this may cause toe bruise during transit..

RETURNS

Let's start by stating the obvious. ​Since our produce is perishable we cannot accept returns.​

​That said, we want every customer to be happy so we do offer vouchers, refunds and replacements at our sole discretion if your fruit has arrived inedible. If you would like to report an item which has become damaged or perished during transit, please:-

  • Take a photo of the inedible product
  • Put the product into your refrigerator
  • Send the photos to info@exoticfruits.co.uk, please include your order number in the subject
  • All requests must contact us within 24 hours of order receipt

We are not responsible for products that spoil if there is not someone to receive your delivery on the date that you request it, full tracking is provided and can be requested anytime after dispatch.

You can cancel your order anytime before dispatch, please contact 020 3633 8893 or info@exoticfruits.co.uk to cancel your order.

Orange - Bergamot
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