Olam serves up taste of inspirational ingredients at Gulfood 2020


Olam International will be showcasing its cocoa, coffee, dairy, edible nuts and spices ingredients in a culinary demonstration at this year’s Gulfood. Chefs will be at the stand to create delicious recipes, such as mezze with chilli, garlic, and almond paste; gnocchi with reduced fat almond flour and black pepper, as well as dark chocolate cookies with roasted cashew paste.

Baked by a global sourcing, farming and processing footprint, Olam has developed a foothold in countries across Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The company offers a differentiated portfolio of on-trend products that cater for diverse food choices and increasing consumer demand for healthier and more sustainable food. Last year, Olam’s new sustainable sourcing platform AtSource, has been rolled out to two of its supply chains in the region – hazelnuts from Turkey and onion from Egypt – giving its customers access to the social and environmental footprint of these ingredients at every step along the supply chain, from the farms, to the factory gate.

Speaking ahead of Gulfood 2020, Gaurav Grover, senior vice-president and regional head for Olam in MENA, said: “Our edible nuts portfolio alone includes almonds, cashews, peanuts, pistachios, sesame, walnuts and superfoods like quinoa and chia, available in multiple formats for just the right texture and aroma. Couple this with similarly broad ingredient offer each for dairy, cocoa and spices. So whether it’s about identifying new origins, new product development or contract-manufacturing, our team is ready to discuss our customers’ needs at Gulfood.”

Olam will be exhibiting at booth C6-29 during Gulfood, which will run from 16-20 Feb 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.