The first seeds of our story were planted in the early 1960s. Back then, Balkis Orchard located in Insarieh, South Lebanon, was a small family owned orange plantation.
The fertile soil, ample sunlight and attractive location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea made our orchards an ideal spot for quality citrus fruit.
In a few short years, Balkis Orchard became renowned for premium oranges and what started off as a few citrus trees grew into a blossoming plantation with over 35,000 trees. This inspired us to share the goodness of our fruit in another way.
In 1998, we launched our first fresh, not-from-concentrate Orange juice and Grapefruit juice. Given the success and market demand, we expanded our product range to Lemon, Lemonade, Mawardi (blood orange), Afandi (mandarin) and Pink Grapefruit juice.
Today Balkis continues the tradition of high quality, freshly squeezed juice made from premium quality, real fruit.
Balkis is dedicated to offering you superior quality and taste at all times. This is why we grow our own fruits and only handpick the ripest to squeeze.
The way we maintain our orchard and combine orange varieties ensures we have fresh fruit all year round. We take pride in the freshness of our juice and our production facility is actually located in Balkis Orchard, just a few steps away from the trees.
In our facilities, we adhere to the strictest hygiene and food safety standards and have ISO 22000 and HACCP certifications to prove it. All our juices are 100% Fresh and 100% Lebanese. In other words, nothing is added and nothing is removed from our freshly squeezed juices.
This ensures you enjoy the full health benefits and the authentic taste of pure juice (not-from-concentrate). Not only that, but Balkis is safer, cleaner and healthier since it’s pasteurized.
Once you try one of our products, you'll want to try them all. It's no wonder Balkis is a leading name in fresh not-from-concentrate juices in Lebanon and the Middle East.
Balkis Orchard is a family business with strong roots and over 50 years of history in citrus cultivation. As growers, we respect the environment and appreciate the importance of everything natural. As the makers of 100% fresh juice straight from the trees grown on our land in South Lebanon, we are quality focused at all times.
What makes Balkis stand out is the quality that can be savored in each and every sip. The quality extends beyond the premium 100% fresh fruit we use to make our juice. It can be seen in our real measures to uphold the highest national and international standards. All our production facilities are ISO 22000 and HACCP certified. Those certifications are exclusively awarded to companies that meet the strictest standards.
Since we started making orange and grapefruit juice in 1998, we have passed more than 50 independent food safety auditor inspections with flying colors. In addition, Balkis Orchard has even received full accreditation from the Lebanese Ministry of Health.
Our focus on quality is also prominent in our first-class packaging that preserves all the vitamins and nutrients, and helps keep the juice fresh for longer.
Now that is refreshing!