Orange bitter or bitter orange: The home of bitter oranges can no longer be determined today. The first trees with the orange-colored fruit probably grew in the southern, tropical regions of the Himalayas or in the mountainous regions of China. The tree is cultivated mainly for its aromatic fruit. And that for over 4000 years. (Wikipedia) The bitter orange tree (Citrus × aurantium L.) is a lozenge family (Rutaceae). It grows mainly in the Mediterranean area and is up to 10m high. Neroli bio is obtained from the flowers.
The bitter orange has also been at home in Italy since the 11th century. Today, the bitter orange is mainly found in Egypt, Morocco, the south of France and Sicily.
1 liter is obtained from around 1500kg of flowers. Oil
Three different oils are obtained from the bitter orange tree – also called pommeranze.