Azienda Agricola PATEA
Azienda Agricola Patea is a farm located in Brancaleone, on the Ionian coast of the province of Reggio Calabria, famous for the cultivation of Bergamot. Bergamot is an exclusive citrus growing up only between Reggio Calabria and Locri and nowadays it became the symbol of this area.
The Patea Farm, besides being a producer, buys the fruit from many other small local producers and extracts the pure essence, which, besides being the basis of all the best French perfumes, is a great healing, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, antifungal and produces excellent results against many kind of skin diseases.
The intense smell of citrus offers a pleasant feeling of joy, removing depression, sadness and melancholy. For this reason it is also used in aromatherapy
In addition to the pure conventional essential oil of bergamot, Azienda Agricola Patea also produces Organic Essential Oil of Bergamot, Lemon, Orange and Green Mandarin.
The peels, besides being used in the production of the essential oils, are also dried and marketed for different uses as flavoring the tea or preparing healthy herbal teas.
Moreover, recent studies have shown that bergamot’s fruit is a concentrate of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and contains a statin-like molecule that produce a beneficial function on the body, reducing cholesterol and lowering blood glucose levels. In this regard, Agricola Patea, in addition to essential oil and fresh fruit, has launched a range of bergamot products such as honey, jams, candies, biscuits, extra virgin olive oil flavored with bergamot and especially the pure juice.
Very successful was also the frozen, conventional and organic juice, 100% pure, of bergamot, lemon and orange presented at EXPO Milano from 27/07/2015 to 03/08/2015 at the Coldiretti pavilion.
At present the Company can count on over 200 local farmers granting about 3.500 tons of fruit per season, which is carefully selected both for wholesaling or retailing and for processing the finest essential oil, the juice and the other products.
Azienda Agricola Patea, which turned its job in its family passion, keeps investing a great deal to let people know, in Italy and abroad, the beneficial effects of this special fruit of Calabrian nature, so much useful for everyone’s greetings