Chiles

From perfectly mild to fiery heat, our comprehensive portfolio includes the largest selection of chiles to add authentic flavor, varying levels of heat and brilliant color to food & beverage products.

Paprika

A low-heat pepper that is a great vehicle for adding red color to sauces, soups, stews and salad dressings. Our proprietary paprika seeds are grown in the Southwestern US by farmer partners who have been working with us for decades. Once harvested, the chiles are brought to our processing facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico for cleaning, washing, drying and grinding. 

Chili pepper

Chili peppers have been used in many different cuisines around the world for centuries, to provide a light, mild heat. Our chili pepper products are prepared from fresh peppers that were grown in the Southwestern US and dehydrated, milled to desired particle size, blended and processed at our facility in Las Cruces, NM to achieve desired pungency, color, and flavor.

Chili powder

Made from one or more of our chili pepper types, combined with salt and spices. This product works well in Mexican dishes varying from chili con carne to enchiladas with red sauce and as a seasoning or natural coloring additive in savory sausages, hearty chilis, long simmering stews, spicy breadings and colorful egg dishes. Our dried chili powder is sure to mildly heat up any application.

Red chili

High heat with a touch of fruitiness, this chili can be used to bring bold spice to Southern, Caribbean, Mexican, South American and Indian cuisines or mixed with vinegar to create a liquid hot sauce. Grown and processed in India, this chili is also available in a crushed format. These vibrant flakes with seeds add punch to your applications both visually and from a flavor standpoint.

Speciality chiles

From bright yellow, Peruvian Aji Amarillos to the infamous green Hatch Chiles, which are exclusively grown in Hatch Valley, New Mexico, our range of specialty chiles is sure to meet your spice needs. Whether you’re looking for a hot heat, a subtle spice or to add natural, bright colors, it is likely you will find it in our portfolio.

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Blog Jan 30, 2023

Hot Cocoa: 4 chocolate and confectionery trends shaping 2023

Back in 2021, our cocoa innovation team predicted the trends that would take center stage in 2022. From consumers favoring environmentally focused brands, to the growth of premium products, functional ingredients, and a desire for exotic flavors - there was plenty to get excited about!

 

But what will these trends look like in 2023?

We're experiencing a world in flux. Costs are rising for both consumers and food and drink businesses, due to continued supply chain challenges and economic uncertainty. So, let’s dive into how these will impact the chocolate and confectionery trends that play out this year.

News Aug 17, 2022

How can companies implement effective workforce nutrition programs? 

By Clara Tessler, Nutrition & Health Manager, ofi

 

Malnutrition and poor health around the world continue to negatively impact businesses as result of working days lost to illness and reduced workforce productivity.

 

As well as benefiting employees, investments by companies in health and wellbeing can lead to better employee engagement, reduced absenteeism and higher performance and productivity.

 

We want to create an environment where employees want to come to work every day – it’s in everyone’s best interest.

 

To that end, at ofi we’ve set a goal that by 2030, everyone in our primary workforce will have access to nutrition support. This is the goal we are working towards to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our employees, driven by our purpose to be the change for good food and healthy future.

 

In 2021, with support from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), ofi began the roll-out of the Workforce Nutrition Alliance’s Workforce Nutrition Scorecard to assess our baseline and develop or strengthen workplace nutrition programs that tackle issues related to malnutrition across our worksites globally. This includes initiatives across four pillars: healthy food at work, nutrition education, nutrition-focused and breastfeeding support, and resources for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

 

Discover more from my discussion with GAIN and the Consumer Goods Forum in the Healthier Lives podcast:

Press Release Dec 13, 2022

ofi Vietnam conferred prestigious UN WEPs Award; leads the way in building an inclusive and equal workplace

olam food ingredients (ofi), a global leader in naturally good food & beverage ingredients, is pleased to announce that it has emerged as a national winner in the 2022 United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (UN WEPs) Award for Vietnam under the Leadership Commitment category.

 

The Leadership Commitment award recognises ofi Vietnam’s commitments towards progressive policies, regulations and practices aimed at promoting gender equality in the workplace and with supply chain partners. This prestigious accolade follows a first runner-up national win at the 2021 UN WEPs Award under the Gender Inclusive Workplace category.

 

The UN WEPs Award represents recognition of exemplary company efforts for gender equality aligned to the Women’s Empowerment Principles. The WEPs are seven guiding principles providing a roadmap for a more equal, inclusive and sustainable future.

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