MARKET INFO of Bergamot Oil

Latest Market Info: Sep, 2023

The bergamot season has started in Italy, running from the first week of November until the end of February/early March. Flowering in the springtime was good, however high temperatures and drought conditions during the summer has caused a reduction in overall crop quantity/yields. Fruit prices are higher in the fresh market than industrial markets, and there is very little carryover from the previous season. Bergamot oil prices are expected to remain stable.

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Description of Bergamot Oil

Cold-pressed from the nearly ripened peels of the Citrus Bergamia tree's fruits, Bergamot Oil has an incredibly rich, sweet, and fruity odor. Floral and slightly herbaceous, this oil is not considered a "traditional" citrus oil, such as lemon or lime, but is still extensively used throughout the flavor and fragrance industry. In perfumery, bergamot is often used to add sweetness and freshness to citrus fragrances, especially within soaps and other cosmetics. Its flavor is sweet and juicy, but also retains a refreshing citrus note, making it popular among hard candies, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco products.

Aroma & Flavor of Bergamot Oil

Bergamot is the citrus topnote of choice in the expansive fragrance families of Chypres and Fougeres. In flavors, bergamot is best known as the aromatic addition that gives Earl Grey Tea its trademark flavor. With a profile that is both citrusy and floral, bergamot is adept at tying together the different notes in a flavor or fragrance.

Botanical Name of Bergamot Oil

Citrus bergamia (risso) wright & arn. melarosa

Appearance of Bergamot Oil

Yellow - Green Liquid







EXTRACTION method of Bergamot Oil

Steam Distillation

Physical Properties of Bergamot Oil

Yellow-Green to Greenish Liquid

Refractive Index of Bergamot Oil

1.4650 - 1.4680 @ 20C

Specific Gravity of Bergamot Oil

0.8710 - 0.8790 @ 25C

All scientific, regulatory and technical data is a guide for product identification purposes only. Only Berje authorized documentation is to be used for validation and confirmation. These documents can be provided upon request.

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