Omega Ingredients brings Italian citrus oils to the UK

By Peter Ruddick

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Omega Ingredients, led by chief executive Steve Pearce, uses biochemistry to create specialist natural flavours and will now be distributing Italian citrus oils
Omega Ingredients, led by chief executive Steve Pearce, uses biochemistry to create specialist natural flavours and will now be distributing Italian citrus oils
Biochemistry firm Omega Ingredients has announced a new partnership to distribute a range of Italian citrus essential oils in the UK - some of which can be used by chefs as ingredients in innovative meals.

Product details:

Omega Ingredients, which uses biochemistry to create a range of natural flavourings, ingredients and aromas, has signed a partnership with Sicilian firm Misitano & Stracuzzi to distribute their essential oils in the UK.

The range includes oils containing lemon, orange, mandarin, bergamot, grapefruit and clementine. 

Founded in 2001, Omega Ingredients already manufactures a range of products for chefs - including real wasabi powder, oyster extract and horseradish snow - and has said innovative restaurants will be able to create new dishes using this range of oils which are available in the UK for the first time.

The range, which is Kosher and Halal certified, is a mixture of pressed, distilled, decolourised and essence oils, plus both terpenes and terpeneless fractions.

Family firm Misitano & Stracuzzi has been processing and producing oils for four generations making it one of the oldest producers of its type in Sicily. Sicily is thought to be one of the best places in the world for producing citrus oils due to its fertile soils and pleasant climate which help citrus fruits flourish there.


True Sicilian citrus essential oils are considered to offer the best quality in the world. These essential oils are now available in the UK for the first time.


Contact Omega Ingredients on 01473 836 400 or fnyrf@bzrtnvaterqvragf.pb.hx​ to discuss your requirements or to place an order. 


Cost for the oils will vary; contact Omega Ingredients directly for more information.

Why should you buy it?

Steve Pearce, chief executive and founder of Omega Ingredients, said: “Omega Ingredients source and create the best quality products that are bespoke for individual business needs particularly when they want to create new ingredients or to develop and launch new product ranges. Beginning a partnership with a company which has one of the oldest histories of essential citrus oils processing and production in Italy is very exciting for Omega Ingredients.

We specialise in the cutting edge fusion of biochemistry with natural materials to create the very best specialist natural flavours, ingredients and aromas. Therefore, we are extremely keen to marry the old with the new, as we establish the prestigious heritage and excellence of Misitano & Stracuzzi essential oils within our product offering to the UK market.”

Antonio Stracuzzi, chairman of Misitano & Stracuzzi, added: “Misitano & Stracuzzi are thrilled to announce this partnership with Omega Ingredients, who will now represent us in the UK as we grow our business in this market.

"We are extremely proud of our tradition, processing citrus fruit and producing citrus essential oils in Messina, Sicily for almost 100 years. This landmark partnership will see the ready availability of our product to businesses from a range of sectors in the UK seeking top quality citrus essential oils for products"

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