Cross-Section of a Bergamot Orange

Cross-section of pale-yellow citrus fruit, with dry and flakey fleshView Full Resolution

This photo shows a cross-section of a bergamot orange, the type of orange used in flavoring Earl Grey tea. Although called an "orange", this fruit isn't exactly the same as other oranges typically eaten. It is probably a hybrid of Citrus limetta and bitter orange. Although edible, it has a strong flavor and is more used as a flavoring or perfume than as food.
This image is featured in our article on Earl Grey Tea.

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Alex Zorach

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© Jacopo Werther

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