Bergamot – the green gold from Calabria

The Calabrians know the secrets of Bergamot (an aromatic citrus fruit) like no other. Bergamot trees span the Ionian coast and the fruit is renowned for its essential oil in the perfumery world. It has been a part of the local culture and lifestyle for centuries and not without good reason. 

The Calabrians not only use Bergamot as an essential oil that is mainly extracted from the skin, the juice and fibres are also used in their daily cuisine. Both are appreciated for their great health benefits. Bergamot has proven to support cardiovascular functions and improve blood flow, thanks to its extremely high and unique level of polyphenols, an essential element not found in other citrus varieties. 

The Kreglinger team was recently invited to the H&AD  – Herbal & Antioxidant Derivatives –  one of the top-ranking companies in Bergamot derivatives and natural products. At their facilities in Bianco, in the centre of Calabria, we were honoured to be able to experience the Calabrian love for Bergamot and discover the authentic Calabrian life. 

It was the encounter with Giuseppe Lombardo, ‘the true architect’ at H&AD Calabria, that made our visit so inspiring.  Mr Lombardo’s knowledge of the Bergamot fruit and the extraction of its unique ingredient (BPF® or Bergamot Polyphenolic Fraction) knows no bounds. This combined with the scientific expertise of Dr Mollace,  an authority on Cardiovascular Pharmacology at the University of Catanzaro, is highly impressive to witness. 


Discover BPF® or Bergamot Polyphenolic Fraction

BPF® is 100% polyphenol, fully natural, safe and above all clinically proven. This ingredient improves overall biomarkers of hyperlipaemia by reducing serum cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol) as well as increasing HDL (‘good’ cholesterol). Studies prove that BPF® is a viable alternative to statins for patients who are intolerant or who discontinue treatments due to unwanted side effects. On top of that, research also demonstrates that BPF® induces better cardiometabolic-protective performance compared to other natural products.


Promising Partnership 

H&AD and Kreglinger have been partners for several years. It is with great excitement that we  commit ourselves to further market development with BPF® on several major European markets such as France, Belgium, the Netherlands, UK and Ireland. 

Would you like to learn more about the advantages of BPF®, Bergamot Polyphenolic Fraction? Contact your local Kreglinger partner for all your questions.