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Any ideas where to get citron/bergamot peel?
« on: January 05, 2013, 07:32:45 PM »
I've found some bergamot marmalade online, and every sells bergamot essential oils, but I can't find anywhere that just sells dried bergamot peel. Has anyone seen this for sale anywhere?

Can you use just the oil to brew with?
« Last Edit: January 05, 2013, 07:35:19 PM by nateo »
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Re: Any ideas where to get citron/bergamot peel?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 09:12:11 AM »
This is the best my Google-fu could manage. I have no idea whether this site is reputable, or even how many fruits you get for 30 bucks:

http://exoticfruitclub.com/beoror.html
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Re: Any ideas where to get citron/bergamot peel?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 09:16:34 AM »
Yeah, I found that. $30 is a bunch of money, plus shipping. I don't really need or want the whole fruit, just the peels. I think the marmalade would be a better route.
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Re: Any ideas where to get citron/bergamot peel?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 09:27:35 AM »
You could also go the candied peel route:

http://www.junetaylorjams.com/specialties/specialties.htm
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Re: Any ideas where to get citron/bergamot peel?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 09:44:19 AM »
I wasn't sure if the candied peels were sulfured or not.
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Re: Any ideas where to get citron/bergamot peel?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 10:26:26 AM »
I wasn't sure if the candied peels were sulfured or not.
Probably not. Raisins, apricots and such are sulfured to keep enzymes from browning them. Candied peel would have any enzymes deactivated during the candying process.
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