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The little-known nut that may save at-risk rainforests

Mixed nuts

Food scientist Marcello Giannuzzi asks an intriguing question. “What do Italy and the Indonesian rainforests have in common?” he says. “Gelato,” he quickly answers himself with a smile. While few of us would make a connection between Italian ice cream, and Indonesia’s tropical forests, Mr Giannuzzi is forging one thanks to a nut that is […]

Walnuts Welcomes Newly Proposed FDA Health Claim


As one of the top walnut suppliers in the world, ofi welcomed the latest news released by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), proposing a new definition of “healthy,” that would allow walnuts to meet the criteria. While the proposed rule is still subject to change, this is promising news for companies who sell walnuts as a snack, […]

From our orchards to consumers: Get to know our California almonds


ofi’s footprint in California We currently produce almonds over 13,000 acres, spread out across ten orchards in California’s Central Valley. With that footprint, ofi can produce roughly 26 million pounds of almonds on an average year. Our strategic spread of orchard locations throughout the valley allows us to diversify water, insect and weather risks that play a […]