Bergamots are relatively juicy and low in seeds, but the most popular part of the fruit is the rind, or zest which is bursting with aromatic oils.
The zest and juice can add delicate flavor to baked goods like shortbread, biscuits and scones. Bergamot Oranges are also ideal for making marmalade, either on their own, or when combined with other citrus varieties. They grow in Southern California, and are approximately the size of a small orange, although they never actually turn bright orange in color. They are good to use when their color is in the green, yellow, or orange range.