The first extraction method known dates from the second half of 1700 in Italy on the Calabrian coast: the peels were pressed manually and the essence was absorbed by natural sponges. This method is attributed to its creator: Nicola Parisi. About 100 years later, in 1844, always in Italy, it was deposited the first patent for the extraction of the essential oil from the peels using a machine called the Calabrian machine, which pressed more efficiently and quickly the essence from the skins, also improving the quality compared to the method with the sponges. Its inventor, Nicola Barillà, can be considered the greatest architect of the spread of this practice in the territory of Reggio until it became the most important (and virtually only) production site of this essential oil.
Today the bergamot is cold-processed using water peeling machines equipped with automatic systems for loading and unloading the fruits. During extraction a rain water sprayed from the top of the processing chamber carries the peeling products to the centrifuges and disk for the immediate separation of the essence.
The essence obtained, after having been subjected to chemical analysis, is kept in special steel containers and then distributed in sealed and labeled drums.
– Bergamot essential oil distilled
– Bergamot essential oil bleached
– Bergamot essential oil deterpenato
– Bergamot essential oil organic
– Bergamot essential oil defurocumarinizzato
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