We love bringing new concepts and fresh ideas to life. Explore our portfolio where we can offer ingredients that are good for consumers and good for farmers. From exciting snacks to dairy alternative drinks, we bring expertise across cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices.
Plant-based beverages can have it all – indulgence, sustainability credentials and wholesome ingredients. Think of the smooth, creamy textures our nuts can bring to coffees. When it comes to indulgence and a sense of well-being, cocoa and spice ingredients can deliver. Unlock plant-based formulations that consumers will love.
Stay at the forefront of dessert innovation with our expertly combined ingredients, perfect for the most luxurious experiences or healthier, high protein and low sugar treats. Indulgent texture can be a challenge, but nut pastes are here to save the day. From replacing traditional gums, to creating velvety plant-based spreads and fillings, our pastes can bring the great taste and the nutritious benefits consumers crave.
With no room for compromise, plant-based ice creams need extra attention. Luckily, we have just the right nut pastes and know-how for a dreamy texture. Adding the perfect amount of air, we can blend nuts, cocoa and spices into delicious scoops. For that extra kick, why not add a ribbon of chili to mango ice cream?
Sweet or savory, crispy or melty – or possibly both? The possibilities are endless. Imagine almond slices in rice crackers, gaining flavor and crunchy texture from the goodness of nuts. Or how about combining cashews, almonds, pistachios and macadamias for a nutritious snack bar? Cashew and almond protein powders can create high-protein, gluten-free extruded snacks with sweet or savory fillings.
Luxurious chocolate and confectionery that melts in your mouth can be plant-based too. Our versatile nut powders paired with cocoa butter can create creamy treats without the dairy. How about walnut for a delicious crunch, or almond for a comforting classic taste? Add our rich cocoa powders to the mix and there’s no end to the delicious chocolatey possibilities.
It can be hard to make vegan products with standout sensory appeal. Lots of plant-based proteins leave a beany flavor and chalky texture. But our co-creation and innovation expertise helps you differentiate your plant-based offering across categories. From supporting clean label positioning to elevating flavor, learn how ofi and our cocoa, coffee, nuts and spice ingredients can make your next plant-based innovation idea a reality.
Are you team smooth or team crunchy? No matter the application, our wide portfolio of nut butters and pastes can bring nutritional benefits and unique taste experiences to your consumers. Take your pick from almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, peanuts, pistachios, walnuts, macadamias and more.
Texture is everything – think how in free-from bakery has an (unfair) reputation for being bland or dry. Straight or blended almond protein powder supports moisture retention and smooth – yet crumbly – mouthfeel in plant-based and gluten-free baked goods.
How can manufacturers boost the taste, texture and nutritional profile of their meat alternatives in a single step? The secret’s in the protein source, which can provide the perfect palette for vibrant colors, satisfying texture and mouthwatering flavor. Discover how cashews can shine in plant-based meat alternatives.
It’s time for an oil change. Our cold-compressed almond and cashew oils can be used in various cooking and baking applications, helping global manufacturers stay on top of consumer demands. Whether you want an option that blends seamlessly into the background or one that takes a starring role in flavor and color, we can help.
Fruity or bitter, vibrant red to dark brown and black, we never take cocoa powder for granted. The key to so many tasty foods and drinks, make sure you have the right type to get exceptional results. How about premium single-origin cocoa that can offer elevated transparency and luxurious taste profiles?
Our pure prime pressed cocoa butters deliver creamy, smooth and melt-in-mouth consistency. Choose from high-quality formats including fully and partially deodorized options to ensure easy integration into any recipe or manufacturing process.
Let our spice and herb ingredients elevate your creations. From single straight spices to innovative blends, our range unlocks unforgettable experiences from nutritious snacks to indulgent beverages. For a cheese alternative, think of how smoked paprika brings flavor depth, while turmeric adds color.
Spray dried, agglomerated, freeze dried or frozen extract: we have it all. Our state-of-the-art processing facilities offer a full product range tailored to both you and your consumers’ needs. How about cost-effective soluble coffee premixed with non-dairy creamer and sugar during the morning rush?
Looking for ideas on how to make your next winning plant-based product real? Our ingredients portfolio offers near endless natural, nutritious and delicious possibilities for new product development across a variety of foods and beverages. Learn more about some of our latest plant-based application innovations.
To bring the art of coffee into homes, we created a foamy 3-in-1 premix using our soluble coffee, cashew and almond protein powder, plus vegan creamer. Another option is combining coffee extract and nut pastes to make macchiatos, cappuccinos and mochas on the go.
Cashew coffee has been a game changer for milkshakes, frappes and smoothies that can offer protein and fiber. Combine cashew flour with fruits, vegetables or flavored sauces like chocolate to create creamy, nutty and satisfying drinks.
Golden milk has long been used in India as a comforting home remedy. It’s traditionally made with turmeric and other spices, such as cinnamon and ginger, or used to create lattes. Consider a dairy-free twist with our indulgent almond and cashew beverages.
With our almond, cashew & hazelnut blend, chocolate beverages can be a treat that are both nutritious and delicious. Unlock the possibilities of an indulgent and plant-based chocolate drink that can taste just as sweet as dairy, but with less sugar.
Did you know that nut protein powders can be used as a replacement for skimmed milk powders in chocolate spreads? Mix our nut pastes and protein powders with cocoa powder for an indulgent plant-based spread in cashew, almond and hazelnut flavors.
Our approach to sustainability is guided by our Purpose ‘To be the change for good food and a healthy future’. It is rooted in our belief that healthy, natural food is possible when people working in the food systems prosper and contribute to the restoration of the living world.
As the ones on the ground, in the heart of farming communities, we are well positioned to drive positive environmental and social change in communities and landscapes. And to accelerate and deliver change at scale, we are part of many multi-stakeholder partnerships. When we combine this impact with the application innovations of our chefs, we can offer sustainable choices to our customers and together, help feed the growing appetite for naturally good food.
We've set challenging goals to tackle the key issues facing the coffee supply chain by 2025, enabled through structured collaboration with partners. We have achieved a number of 2021 milestones, all of which contribute to our longer-term goals.
We've set concrete goals to work together with customers and partners to tackle the key issues facing the cocoa supply chain by 2030, with milestones for action in 2020 and 2024. Our progress is tracked, and the results are transparently published in our annual Cocoa Compass reports.
Believe it or “nut,” almonds can only grow in a handful of places with ideal growing conditions. We address sustainability challenges facing the supply chain by setting out targets for water stewardship, carbon reduction and support for ecosystems.
Each nut story starts with hard-working farmers and processing workers. Cashew Trail sets 2030 targets to tackle poverty and create economic opportunity. Let's improve the livelihoods of people in the cashew communities and grow farmer yields.
Our vision: creating a collaborative trail to sustainable hazelnuts by addressing the most pressing issues facing hazelnut farmers, their communities and migrant workers. Our goals build on the progress we’ve made over the last decade with our partners.
The trend for bold colors and flavors in food and beverages is rising this year. With consumers increasingly exposed to an array of global food trends, including a wide range of exotic flavors and colors, many are becoming more experimental. At the same time, confectionery products, treats, and snacks are often a moment of fun and relaxation in consumers’ daily lives, so they can be a great opportunity for experimenting with new and exciting shades.
Sydney Valla was an undergrad at Fresno State when she first discovered ofi (olam food ingredients) at a career fair. They were passing out tomato-shaped stress balls and recruiting new grads for a management trainee program. She signed-up for an interview and the rest is her-story.
What motivates you when you wake up and come into work?
My team! There are six of us who are 100% dedicated to the Spices eCommerce business and we have a combined 35+ years’ experience at ofi. Together, we work to be a solution provider for new and existing customers, put in place processes to help the business grow and overcome any challenges that are thrown our way.
Anything you’d like to add to help others succeed?
Being in numerous different positions throughout my career (supply chain, product line, sales) has made me a more well-rounded employee and allowed me to view problems from many different angles to find better solutions. I’m glad that I joined a company that offered career growth and expansion. Being a sponge during the early stages of my career allowed me to soak up lots of different information.
What has been your favorite moment at ofi so far?
When I was a product line manager, there was a large fast-food chain that featured one of our ingredients in a delicious and highly promoted LTO. It was so cool to go through the drive thru, pick up lunch, and know that one of the products that I helped to sell was in an item that was being sold across the country.
Our company purpose is ‘be the change for good food and a healthy future.’ In what way do you live our purpose through your work?
Through the eCommerce offerings, we can connect with new customers and segments that have previously been difficult to reach. This allows us to work with new customers to make educated purchasing decisions about where their product comes from, our sustainability offerings, and more. Outside of work, I sit on the Board of Directors for the Central California Food Bank which feeds over 300,000 community members in the Central Valley.
Editor’s Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Imagine waking up to a world without your morning cup of coffee or being able to enjoy your favorite chocolate. Unthinkable, right? But climate change threatens the livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers who grow these everyday ingredients.
That's where HEARTH (Health, Ecosystems, and Agriculture for Resilient, Thriving Societies) comes in. It is a collaborative public-private partnership approach to sustainable development in biodiverse landscapes initiated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Together, USAID, olam food ingredients (ofi), and partners have invested approximately $50 million across six cocoa and coffee projects worldwide, including four HEARTH partnerships. We aim to equip farmers with the right tools and training to transition to more environmentally friendly techniques without sacrificing their livelihoods. There are three key ingredients at the core of HEARTH’s approach to climate action: