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Summer of Spice: Our Onions

The way we see it, onions are the superstar of the kitchen. Great onions have a robust, larger-than-life flavor, plus they’re incredibly versatile and ideal for many of the summer recipes we’ve all come to know and love.

But what makes an onion great?



At Olam, we take a lot of pride in answering that question because we think great onions start at the seed. So between creating our own varieties to managing how our onions are grown, harvested, and processed, we believe that an onion is only as good as its journey. Here’s how we guarantee impactful flavor:

Our onions come from superior seeds that are one-of-a-kind.

What makes our onions unique? With over 50 years of proprietary seed development, we have created the most efficient and sustainable onion in the world — resulting in a higher crop per drop of water. Through our non-GMO seed development program, we developed a disease-resistant onion that is consistent in flavor, color, shape, and size year over year.

Our onions are available in five different piece sizes when you buy online.

Designed to meet a variety of application needs, our piece selection portfolio includes powdered, granulated, minced, chopped, and diced onions. We also provide organic and toasted bulk spices options so that you can customize not only the piece size but the flavor profile as well.
No matter the application — from sauces and seasonings to dips and dressings — our world-class onions arrive precisely the way you need them through the ease of ordering online.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? We offer a more extensive range of sizes offline. If you’re interested in learning more about our full offerings, contact us here.

We’re recognized for having world-class standards.

From seed to shelf, we constantly strive to go above and beyond industry standards. We manage everything from our in-house seed breeding to our agricultural operations, including the planting, cultivation, and harvesting of our products. Even after our onions are dried and milled, they undergo multiple quality checks and rigorous testing before being packed and shipped to customers worldwide. As a result, we guarantee full traceability throughout each and every stage of our product’s journey.

We offer a year-round bulk spices guarantee.

When it comes to bulk spices, we're the largest supplier of onion and garlic in the world. To accommodate year-round demand, we've diversified our supply chain through three growing regions in the Western United States: Imperial Valley, San Joaquin Valley, and Tulelake.

It’s only through this level of detail that we are able to ensure not only flavor and quality consistency, but that our customers can stay resilient in the face of weather events, disease, and other challenges or obstacles.

We could say a lot more about how wonderful our onions are, but we’d rather show you how much of a difference our process makes in the way our wholesale spices taste. If you’re interested in testing the quality for yourself, request a free sample today, and start living life with a little more — and a lot better — flavor.

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