Spice Facts: What You Should Know About Olam's
Top Spices

When it comes to sourcing spices, you need the facts about origins, piece size, and most importantly, the quality of the product. Get the information you need to know about Olam’s offerings from flavor profiles to piece size below.


Origins: U.S. and Egypt

Details: 50 years of proprietary seed development. Decades of consistent true-to-taste quality. Products are offered in multiple shipping sizes including boxes, cartons, and more.

Piece Size:

U.S.: Diced, Minced, Chopped, Granulated, Powdered

Egypt: Kibbled, Chopped, Minced, Granulated, Powder

*blending and toasted options available

What You Need to Know: We work directly with local, multi-generational farmers in three diversified growing regions throughout the western U.S. to provide a consistent supply of high quality, flavor forward onion products. In Egypt, we work with both large-scale and smallholder farmers to provide them with our proprietary, high-solid onion seed along with managing, planting, harvesting, and overseeing all aspects of cultivation to guarantee a good crop.


Origins: California and China

Details: Vertically integrated from seed to shelf, with growing operations in California and sourcing from China. We also offer multiple shipping sizes included boxes, cartons, and more.

Piece Size: Chopped, Minced, Granulated, Powdered

What You Need to Know: Our superior virus-free varieties are grown throughout Central California by local farmers with full oversight from our agricultural operations team resulting in a consistent supply of full-flavored garlic. In China, we provide a consistent supply of product through our vertically integrated drying and processing operations ensuring product safety and quality at every point.


Origins: U.S., Egypt, India, and Vietnam

Variety: We offer onion, garlic, chilies, turmeric, cumin, and cinnamon in different piece sizes and varieties through our digital OR direct order platforms.

U.S. Onion - Diced, Minced, Granulated, Powdered

U.S. Garlic - Minced, Granulated, Powdered

U.S. Chilis Varieties - Paprika, Chili Pepper, Chili Powder

Egyptian Onion - Powdered

Indian Red Chili - Whole, Ground

Turmeric - Whole, Ground

Cumin - Whole, Ground

Cinnamon - Whole, Ground

What You Need to Know: We hold organic certifications in the U.S. and abroad as we continue to expand into other products and origins. That way, you can rest easy knowing that our products are top quality, and have also been produced through approved methods.


Origins: Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Cambodia, Brazil, and Malaysia

Details: Piece Size + Color

Size: Whole, Cracked, Ground, Crushed

Color: Black, White, Red

What You Need to Know: With two pepper plantations in Vietnam and Brazil as well as a farm-level sourcing network that is managed in-origin by Olam personnel, we can ensure supply quality, product security, and supply chain ownership from field to factory. Our world-class processing facility in Vietnam uses inline steam sterilization with extended grinding equipment to match all customer specifications.

Tropical Spices

Origins: Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Eastern Europe

Details: Cinnamon, Cumin, Ginger, Nutmeg, Turmeric, Coriander

What You Need to Know: Our spices are sourced and managed by teams on the ground in all key producing origins. From the field, raw spices are shipped to one of our two in origin processing facilities in Vietnam and India where they are cleaned, dried, and ground, ensuring top quality.

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