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In a Nutshell

Looking for information on specific ​types of nuts​? Do you want to know more about ​nuts health benefits​? We cover an extensive range of topics in our blog, from health information and nut facts to industry trends and environmentally safe practices!

In addition to offering some of the ​best nuts online​, we pride ourselves on ensuring that our clients always have access to the top information and​ ​market reports​. On this page, you’ll find a variety of articles that discuss the health benefits of consuming ​popular nuts​, important facts, industry trends, recipes, environmental benefits and so much more. Our goal is to not only serve as a leading place to ​buy nuts​ in bulk but as a partner in your business’s efforts to source the cheapest nuts and seeds​ without having to sacrifice quality.

  1. olam food ingredients (ofi) walks the floor at Natural Products Expo West 2022

    olam food ingredients (ofi) walks the floor at Natural Products Expo West 2022

    Natural Products Expo West was finally back after being paused for the past two years due to the pandemic. When it was announced the conference and tradeshow was going to resume this year, health-conscious food and beverage companies from big brands to new start-ups, and foodies everywhere rejoiced, as the opportunity to scope out the latest trends at the show became a reality again. Apart from the excitement around connecting face-to-face with existing colleagues in the industry, and sampling all those tasty innovative foods, this year was particularly special because it was the first time we attended the conference as ofi, or olam food ingredients, our new corporate brand launched last year. 

    The conference was an excellent opportunity for ofi to re-introduce our naturally delicious ingredients and demonstrate how we weave them

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  2. What does “Transitional Organic” mean?

    What are transitional almonds and what is their relevance? Its important to first understand a bit about farming  practices

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  3. Why validated heat treatment is recommended before consumption of nuts

    Why validated heat treatment is recommended before consumption of nuts?

    Dry foods, such as nuts, are assumed to be less risky for foodborne illness because they are consumed dry. However, nuts, being low-moisture foods, are often mistakenly

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  4. How to book stock for future availability

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  5. Bulk Nuts for Retail – Some tips and tricks from the trade

    A lot of reports say nut consumption is on the rise. Owing to an increase in consumers’ interest in healthy snacking and various evidence of links to health benefits. Retail businesses, snack makers, and small food hubs look to buy bulk nuts because of nuts’ versatility, dietary benefits, and as a popular add-on to any snack. Nuts never go out of season – from nutri bars to shakes to cookies to protein-rich snacks recommended for post workouts, nuts are a preferred add-on with various presentation ideas. Nuts generate interest across any season and drive more sales. Therefore, finding the right bulk nut provider is pivotal as this helps retailers maintain optimal stock in good quality to satisfy their customers. Here are some considerations to make before selecting a bulk nut supplier

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  6. Chocolate Coated Nut Manufacturing

    When a confectionery maker creates a chocolate-coated nut dish, he/she follows a simple two-step process involving melting the chocolate in oil like coconut oil and mixing the chocolate with nuts. The heating is done till it has melted into a smooth glaze before taking the pot off the stove before it is cooled. Stirring is done with a small spoon until the chocolate is fully incorporated into the nuts.

    The external appearance of the coated nuts is important and during manufacturing, some extra steps are necessary to manage this appearance and consistency.

    First, kernels are hand-sorted so that halves and broken can be eliminated. This is due to two main reasons. One is for the consistent whole nut appearance that is preferred by the customer. Secondly, it makes sure that the chocolate-to-nut

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  7. Different Lead Times on OlamNuts.com - Are they out of stock?

    OlamNuts.com offers the world’s most popular nuts in a wide variety of formats, including our creamy natural whole hazelnuts and delicious green pistachios sourced from Turkey, cashews grown in different regions around the world such as Africa and Asia, and fresh almonds and walnuts from our orchards in California.  Based on the conditions in those production facilities comes different processing times or lead times when those items will be available in our warehouse.  

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    As a vertically integrated edible nuts supplier, we have access to a plethora of products from our very own processing facilities around the world. O

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  8. Certified Organic Nuts: What does it mean?

    Consumers worldwide are increasingly demanding information trials and documents about things they buy. They’re looking for proof of what they purchase online or consume is safe

    By certified organic we mean the nuts, seeds, and other ingredients we process and/or distribute are as per the USDA’s Organic Production and Handling Standards

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  9. Resolving the Africa water crisis. Install borewells in Africa?

    Water is as essential as air, data, oil and is the lifeblood to humanity. There’s an acute shortage of water.  The demand and supply of freshwater are misaligned. Communities and environmental ecosystems are all at risk. Climate change, seismic demographic shifts, and excessive population growth add to the existing water issues. The availability of freshwater varies significantly by location. According to McKinsey & Company, most of the world’s freshwater is divided amongst 410 named basins, which are areas of land where all water that falls or flows through that region ultimately ends at a single source.

    Lack of access to clean water has mostly affected people’s livelihoods and well-being in the African countries; primarily, women and children are risked to adverse health risks, forcing child labor that leads to children dropping out of school.

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  10. Understanding USDA Grades and Grading Parameters

    Almonds are natural products, so there can be variations in size, shapes, grades, and granularities depending upon the origins and climatic conditions. The Almond Board of California has defined the permissible standards/ tolerances for various almond grades.

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The more you know, the better informed you are to make smart purchases for your business. As farmers, suppliers, processors, and innovators, we’re honored to do our part to provide you with everything that you need to make informed decisions. Click ​here​ to learn more about our services and our initiatives, which include our longstanding commitment to environmentally safe practices and providing positive outcomes to the communities and farmers that are so essential to what we do.


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