The bergamot is a citrus fruit that is grown only on the Ionian coastline. The juice is effective in the fight against cholesterol and diabetes.
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Local Genius has learned from the commercial director of the company, Fabio Trunfio, that the acquisition price of the raw material has been set for this year at 43 euro per quintal (43 cents per kilogram). In the Local Genius magazine that will be distributed in a few days, we will publish a long article on the themes so far mentioned. We remind that to produce a kilo of essence, which reaches the French market mainly characterized by the presence of famous perfume and cosmetic industries, are needed about 200 kilos of fresh product.
Success of Bergamot. At the Salone del Gusto in Turin
Azienda Agricola Patea from Brancaleone, the Ionian coast of Calabria, is specialized in the extraction of essential oils and in direct sales of fresh fruit.
We are in the greatest bergamot area in the world, in a town placed almost halfway between Africo Nuovo, north, and Palizzi Marina, south, along the Ionian highway 106 that connects Reggio Calabria to Taranto. Summer, here, takes a couple of months longer than the rest of Europe. The climate is closer to that of the African Mediterranean than to the Alpine valleys and peaks. Cultural traditions are ancient, from the Magna Graecia to close noble Lokroi. Azienda Agricola Patea specializes in the extraction of bergamot essential oils and direct sales of fruit, wholesale and retail. Ah yes, the attention of the growing market for this amazing citrus it is also emphasizing fresh consumption, as well as you do for oranges, lemons, mandarins. The health benefits of Bergamot come also with the fresh consumption, as well as thanks to the transformation of raw materials into juice or other food specialties. The aroma is unmistakable. Azienda Agricola Patea, in Turin, has exposed both the famous little bottles of essential oil, as well as fresh bergamot, having a color that veers between the deep green and yellow, of course as we are in a period of the year when the fruit is not yet fully ripe.