TASTE BEYOND COMPARE™
As a family, we’ve spent five generations growing and selling the highest-quality citrus juices right from our orchards in Sicily. Now, we’re launching in the U.S. so we can continue to expand and share our family’s passion with you.
Ingrilli™: arriving along the shortest path from orchard to you.
About Us: Ingrilli Citrus Today
The Highest Product Standards
From our orchard-to-bottle manufacturing process to our strict quality standards, we take pride in knowing that every bottle of Ingrilli™ citrus products lives up to the Ingrilli™ family name.
TRULY ORGANIC PRODUCTS
At Ingrilli™, we don’t just “label” our organic line as such – we live it. We test every batch of our organic products against common pesticides, and we have zero tolerance for any contamination or preservatives. That’s why we’ve earned the official USDA Organic seal of approval.
Ingrilli™ is proud to be an official participant of the Non-GMO Project, and we are Non-GMO Project verified for all of our products.
A TRADITION OF HIGH MANUFACTURING STANDARDS
When we first opened our doors in 1880, we promised to deliver the highest-quality, freshest products on the market – and we still live to that standard today. That’s why we only use the freshest fruit and the latest production equipment, processes, and facilities to produce every bottle of Ingrilli™ juice on the shelves.
Our Role In the Community
We care about sustainability and reducing our environmental footprint. That’s why we focus on the health of our soil and on ensuring that all water and any resources used in the production process are properly treated and recycled. We also partially power our production facility with renewable energy, and we aim to be fully powered by renewable energy by the year 2030.
We like to give back to our community, donating our juices to food charities – servicing poor families, children and homeless – and to local charitable events. We also support organizations caring for the environment, including tree planting initiatives that aim to create a healthier atmosphere for generations to come.
RELATIONSHIP WITH LOCAL GROWERS
We believe in relationships, quality, and community – which is why we work with a network of local farmers in Italy. This not only ensures the sustainability of the farming economy but also helps us maintain juice quality and ensure peak freshness and flavor standards.
We are a family-owned business with five generations of farming and producing citrus juices in our family orchard in Capo d’Orlando, Sicily. As a family of farmers, we are fully committed to the products that we produce, and we’re proud to offer the labor of our love to the world; a line of high-quality citrus-based juices delivered directly from orchard to you.
All our juices and condiments are batch-produced in our own facilities in Sicily. We follow the strictest food safety standards, and we don’t outsource any of our production. This allows us to squeeze the freshest lemons, maintain the highest quality, and produce the best-tasting juices on the market today.
The Ingrilli™ Family Timeline
5 Generations And Counting: Over a Century of Quality Commitment
1880 – The Beginning of the Citrus Business
It all started with our great great grandfather Giuseppe Ingrilli (1st generation), a farmer in northern Sicily who grew chili peppers and other vegetables. Every Saturday, he would travel 50 miles to sell his harvest at the Messina fresh market, where he began to notice that lemons were growing in popularity among Messina’s wealthy and aristocratic families. He decided to plant young lemon trees in his hometown of Capo d’Orlando in Costa Tramontana so he could sell the fruit in the fresh markets. Soon, his orchard reached over 100 hectares and other farmers began to follow suit. Before long, Capo d’Orlando became one of the most popular lemon growing areas in Sicily.
1930 – Expansion
Giuseppe’s children – our great-grandparents – continued in their father’s footsteps. His son Francesco Ingrilli, in particular, worked to grow the business by expanding the citrus fruit fields and by extracting cold-pressed essential oil to sell at the market along with the juice.
1964 – From Fresh Lemons to Lemon Juice
After many years of growing and selling fresh lemons and producing essential oils, our grandfather Giuseppe Ingrilli Sr. (3rd generation) was inspired to offer an alternative to fresh lemons – so he started to produce high-quality lemon juice in the family-owned production facility and sell the Sicilian lemon juice worldwide.
1995 – Organic Bottled Lemon Juice
Years later, his son – and our father – Dr. Francesco Ingrilli (4th Generation) developed the market for organic lemon oil, a cold-pressed essential oil that became popular throughout Central Europe. Later he introduced glass-bottled organic lemon juice with the goal of providing the first preservative-free, bottled organic lemon juice to the market. Our family business was the first company in the world to produce a pure organic bottled lemon juice and is now a market leader for Sicilian organic lemon juice.
2005 – Introducing Lime Juice
Soon, our family realized that we could provide our customers with more than just lemon juice – so we decided to add a lime juice option to complement the lemon juice line. We partnered directly with farmers in Mexico and Brazil and began buying lime juice that they shipped to Italy. Today, we bottle the lime juice in the same production facility in Capo d’Orlando, all while following the same strict high-quality standards of the lemon production.
2019 – Expansion to North America
After many years of sharing high-quality juices worldwide, our company has begun to offer juices directly under the Ingrilli name in North America. With this expansion, we’re proud to say that we can now share five generations of achievement – and the essence of our family’s passion – with you, bottled and shipped directly from our family to yours.