Olam Spices is the largest dried onion producer in the world. We control our process from seed to factory to ensure the highest food safety and quality standards. Just when you thought our dried onion products couldn’t get any better, we partnered with Neo-Pure, an innovative organic pasteurization technology developed by Agri-Neo, to further enhance food safety for our products.
We believe that an onion is only as good as its journey. So let us take you through the journey of an Olam onion and show you why our world-class onion just got better and safer.
For over 75 years, our proprietary seed has delivered onions with consistent flavor, color, shape and size year over year. These uniform onions also have more dry matter to boost yield and reduce the amount of land, water, and inputs needed per acre. As a result, we reduced our usage by approximately 7 billion gallons of water, 55,000 metric tons of CO2, and 8,000 acres of production over the past ten years.
We cultivate the future of farming
(and onions too)
As a global leader in dried onion production, we share our expert cultivation knowledge with our local farmer partners to ensure consistent quality and yield. Our onion cultivation program not only produces onions with higher solid content and lower water content, but also focuses on optimizing irrigation to deliver significant value to Olam Spices, growers and the natural environment.
After nine months of cultivation, our flavorful, sustainably grown onions are ready to be harvested by our custom-designed equipment in three stages (topper, digger, bulker). Using color and hand sorters, we can separate out dirt, roots and foliage in the field. Then our onions are loaded into trailers and driven to our processing facility.
Olam Spices’ dried onions program delivers consistent true-to-taste product quality to our customers. Our onions are sorted, carefully cleaned, and hand-inspected to ensure only the highest quality onions move onto the slicer where they are sliced to precise thicknesses. Afterwards, the multi-stage drying process dries the onion while locking in its natural flavor and color.
Since Neo-Pure Pasteurization (NPP) does not rely on chemical gases or high temperatures, the natural aroma, texture, and taste of our onions remain unchanged, just as nature intended. It is certified to meet the USDA national organic standards and keeps the organic designation of our organic onions. It is also Halal and Kosher certified.
At Olam Spices, we pride ourselves on improving operational efficiency, enhancing product quality, and delighting our customers by employing the latest innovation in food safety
Our Neo-Pure Pasteurized (NPP) onions are milled into a wide range of fractions – from sliced to minced to powdered – and even offer organic products. Our comprehensive portfolio doesn’t compromise on product uniformity or piece integrity. We offer a product for any need, consistently delivering on flavor and quality.
Olam Spices’ vertically integrated supply chain uniquely positions us to ensure the highest food safety and quality assurance standards. Our partnership with Neo-Pure brings together our farming, processing and food safety expertise to further address the ever-growing market demand for enhanced food safety and transparency. Neo-Pure Pasteurized (NPP) onions demonstrate our continuous effort to delivering value-added food ingredients and solutions to our customers.