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Amrit Ramakrishnan

  1. Working to “END” neglected tropical diseases in our lifetime

    1.7 billion people – or 1 in 5 globally – are affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Despite this, they remain a relatively unknown burden that are yet to be effectively tackled. 

    Olam – comprising  Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) and Olam Global Agri (OGA)  – has partnered with The END Fund – the only private philanthropic initiative solely dedicated to ending the most common NTDs – to improve the lives of people affected by these diseases. Together, we have been working across Olam's various supply chains in Africa - particularly cashew, as well as rice, grains, and other ingredients – to solve the burden of these diseases...

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  2. Health Benefits of Peanuts

    Consuming edible nuts has a positive effect on your body when combined with a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise regime, and peanuts are no different.  They contain protein, fat, and other healthy nutrients the human body needs to function well.  In fact, there are studies that point out that consuming peanuts, as part of a healthy diet, could possibly reduce the risk of health disorders and even aid in the effective management of weight.  

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  3. Health Benefits of Hazelnuts

    Hazelnuts are a delicious snack that provide many health benefits when added to a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.  This nut, which is sweet in flavor and can be consumed in a variety of ways, contains a healthy nutritional profile that includes protein, healthy fats, and vitamins, among more....

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  4. Health Benefits of Almonds

    Almonds are heavily produced in the United States, with California being the hub of production in the country. In fact, California is also one of the major suppliers of almonds to the world, accounting for nearly 80 percent of the world market.  Almonds are amongst the heathiest nuts in the world and incorporating them, in any shape or form, as part of a well-balanced diet has an array of positive effects on the human body...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Nut Consumption & Inflammation

    There is a direct link between regular nut consumption and a reduction in inflammation in the human body, as found in a study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition...

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  9. Glycemic Index

    The Glycemic Index (GI) is the rate at which carbohydrate levels in foods increase blood glucose levels in the human body after a meal.  Nuts have low GI scores and make excellent snacks for those tracking their Glycemic load...

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  10. 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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