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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. From our orchards to consumers: Get to know our California almonds

    From our orchards to consumers: Get to know our California almonds

    ofi's footprint in California

    We currently produce almonds over 13,000 acres, spread out across ten orchards in California’s Central Valley. With that footprint, ofi can produce roughly 26 million pounds of almonds on an average year. Our strategic spread of orchard locations throughout the valley allows us to diversify water, insect and weather risks that play a significant role in almond growth and harvest.  

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    What types of almonds come from our California orchards?

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  2. ofi Walnuts Welcomes Newly Proposed FDA Health Claim

    ofi Walnuts Welcomes Newly Proposed FDA Health Claim

    As one of the top walnut suppliers in the world, ofi welcomed the latest news released by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), proposing a new definition of “healthy,” that would allow walnuts to meet the criteria. While the proposed rule is still subject to change, this is promising news for companies who sell walnuts as a snack, or as an added ingredient in their final product, as consumers are increasingly aware of making healthier choices in their eating habits. Walnuts provide 4g of protein and 2g of fiber per 1-ounce serving. With 2.5 grams of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA, they’re also

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  3. Rethinking Opportunity with Nut Flours and Powders

    Rethinking Opportunity with Nut Flours and Powders
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  4. ofi Paves the Way for Sustainable Hazelnuts

    ofi Paves the Way for Sustainable Hazelnuts

    Beginning in 2018, the Hazelnut Sustainability Team has taken an early journey to investigate the environmental impact for our hazelnut business. We have used AtSource, which is our sustainability offering for sustainable products and supply chains created to drive change for farmers, communities, ecosystems, and customers. The AtSource insights platform demonstrates social and environmental performance​ by providing a comprehensive view on sustainability data and metrics across supply chains.

    AtSource has been helpful  to navigate us while we took our first steps to understand where our environmental impact comes from. AtSource’s

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  5. Nut Butters

    Nut Butters

    As consumer eating and consumption patterns evolve, there is a distinct move towards adoption of healthier ingredients and alternatives. Nut butters, made from a variety

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  6. Walnut Grades

    Hand-cracked walnuts are considered one of the most premium products in the global walnut snack market owing to their flawless looks and high halves percentage.

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  7. What does Organic Almonds mean to Olam?

    What does Organic Almonds mean to Olam?

    There are numerous nutrition facts, ingredients lists, recipes and tall dietary claims printed on food packages. Pre-printed “organic” lab

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  8. Forms of Almonds

     

    Almonds are an increasingly popular nut used in new product introductions, such as: bakeries, hotel chains, restaurants, cuisines, etc. The rapid

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  9. Cashew Grades

    Cashew Grades

    There are more than 30 cashew grades; however, the buying criteria vary from business to business based on its application.  The American Food Industries Association has developed Commercial Quality Standards, Parameters, Classification, and Abbreviations to standardize and regularize cashew imports into the US market.  We have put together some key information about cashew grades so you can find the perfect nut for your application!

    Cashew Kernels are naturally white or ivory colored and graded based on their shape, size, and color - For example: whites, wholes, scorched, pieces, spotted, splits, etc. Any cashew grade is denoted by two or more alphabets followed by a number - For example: OW 320 means Organic Whole 320. The number "320" denotes that by a measure of one pound in weight,

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  10. World Bee Day: How ofi is paying homage to buzzworthy pollinators supporting ecosystems

    World Bee Day: How ofi is paying homage to buzzworthy pollinators supporting ecosystems

    As one of the world’s largest almond growers, ofi has a deep understanding of the responsibility associated with sustainable farming practices. As an organization, ofi has committed to growing with a positive environmental impact footprint, and as part of this effort, we are proud to protect and promote pollinator health in our bee-friendly orchards.  

    Auburn University Assistant Professor and Extension Economist Brittany Goodrich writes, “Roughly 1 million acres of almond trees collectively bloom over a three-week period every February, creating spectacular scenic views but also putting enormous pressure on the farmers to pollinate them quickly. Each almond acre requires roughly two honeybee hives, each of which typically houses one colony of about 20,000 bees. With 2 mil

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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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