Bergamot lemons x4

Bergamot lemons x4

SKU# FINLEMBER4

Availability: In stock

£2.65
No ordinary lemon, this rare citrus fruit is a little star. The size of a satsuma, intoxicatingly aromatic, sweet-sour in flavour and bursting with juice. Squeeze over pancakes, steep in hot water for a refreshing tea, use in dressing, sorbets and marmalade. It’ll bring vibrant, clean-tasting punch and a dash of magic wherever you use it.

History agrees that bergamot lemons are something fine: their name derives from the Turkish beg-armudi, or ‘Prince’s Pear’. You may recognise their fragrance; bergamot lemon oil is what gives Earl Grey tea its distinctive perfumed flavour.

How to store bergamot lemons

Lemons can be kept in a cool room or the fridge for at least a week.

How to cook bergamot lemons

The juice prevents cut fruit and veg from browning and can be used as a substitute to salt in dishes. The zest and peel contain pectin and can be used to help set jams and jellies. Grated zest can also be used to flavour cakes, biscuits, mousses, custards and sauces.

Roll a lemon between your hands for a couple of minutes before using to warm the fruit gently – you will be able to yield more juice.

Grower Info

We love ProNatura. This French NGO co-ordinates production and provides support for hundreds of small-scale, organic, Fairtrade farmers in countries all over the world. The project is as ambitious as it is admirable.

We’re just as confident in ProNatura’s quality as we are in their ethical credentials. Their fresh fruit has been such a smash hit at Riverford that Guy even went out to Togo and the Dominican Republic to meet ProNatura’s growers for himself .

Country of orgin

Grown in Morocco.

Class

Our lemons are sold as class 2. This means that they might not look cosmetically perfect, but they are grown for the very best flavour. (We have to tell you this to satisfy some EU rules).