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Monthly Archives: December 2020

  1. Gluten Free Nuts

    Gluten-free diets are becoming more prevalent in today’s day and age, with one in five Americans admitting to giving up gluten in their food intake.  Most food items in their natural state are gluten-free and popular options include quinoa, fruits and vegetables, eggs, unprocessed beans, tapioca, white rice, fresh meat, fish, poultry, and nuts....

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  2. Olam Ghana Cashew Donates Medical Equipment to Sampa Hospital to Mark World AIDS Day

    AIDS, like COVID-19, is an illness that affects people all over the world. And as a global business, we’ve made it our mission to support the communities along our supply chains—which sometimes means providing essential medical supplies...

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  3. How Long are Nuts Good For?

    Have you found yourself asking ​how long are nuts good for​ ? Nuts are a pantry staple in many homes, which means you might not be keeping them on your own shelves for very long. But while nuts can certainly last a very long time if they’re stored correctly, it’s still important to understand the basics of how long nuts last so that you can be sure to make smart decisions regarding stocking and storage...

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  4. How we are keeping cashew farming communities and students safe in Ghana amid COVID-19

    Our cashew team, part of Olam Food Ingredients, has been working with cashew farmers in the fertile vegetative belt spanning the Bono East and Bono regions of Ghana for many years. When COVID-19 hit we knew immediately that one of our priorities had to be raising awareness on symptoms and preventive measures to help curb the spread of the virus. Not only was COVID-19 an unknown concept to much of the population at this point, but implementing preventive measures was not straightforward, with practices such as “social distancing” being unfamiliar to these communities...

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  5. Cracking traceability in nut supply chains with AtSource

    We should all be eating more nuts, according to the EAT‑Lancet commission, an expert group on healthy, sustainable diets. Packed with protein, heart-friendly fats and vitamins, they are a popular snack choice, with many versatile ways of being incorporated into our diet. Yet, even the most discerning of us may never have considered where or how the nuts in a cereal bar or plant-based milk are grown....

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  6. Sustainability Report - Olam Superfoods, Peru

    Olam Superfoods sources directly from a transparent and traceable supply chain of an expanding network of about 3,000 smallholder farmers whom we have been working with since 2018 across all the quinoa and chia growing regions....

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  7. Pistachios - All You Need to Know

    Pistachios are a popular snack and a unique nut - read on to learn more about where they originated, how they grow, how they're harvested, and some of their common uses.

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  8. Jordan Almonds & Dark Chocolate Almonds

    Looking for a sweet snack that has the perfect crunch?  Jordan almonds and chocolate covered almonds might just be the perfect choice for you!

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  9. All About Peanuts

    Peanuts are nuts that are actually legumes native to South America.  Grown in soil rather than on a tree, peanuts are also known as ground nuts and are from the same family as soy, lentils and beans. In the United States, they are popular as a peanut butter or even in roasted form; they are rarely ever consumed raw, if at all.  Peanuts’ versatility is their selling point as they are used as various ingredients in multiple dishes...

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  10. Digital Tech Empowers Ghanaian Cashew Farmers

    An estimated 5,400 Ghanaian smallholder farmers are receiving better prices on their 3,100 tons of cashew thanks to Olam’s direct purchasing app Olam Direct. The app also benefits customers by providing greater traceability for their purchasing.  Developed in-house, Olam Direct is one part of a robust, proprietary solution which offers a variety of apps and tools to not only provide greater transparency on pricing, but access to Agri-inputs and farming advice like better fertilizer use and insights on efficient land use to fight climate change...

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