Citrus bergamot is a citrus plant that grows in Calabria, Italy. They are rich in polyphenols. Research has shown that citrus bergamot is great for your heart, acting in a similar fashion to statin drugs. Citrus Bergamot lowers LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglycerides. It also increases HDL cholesterol.
Bergamot oranges are processed into their essential oil which is used in perfumes. Citrus bergamot are also used to flavor Earl Grey tea.