Premium Supplier of Pulses
We supply pulses and dahls to our customers across the Asia Pacific, sourcing pulses in Australia to meet diverse customer needs and to offer added value. We also process chickpeas and mung beans. We have long-standing supplier relationships, which together with our strong presence on the ground, offer strong market insight and help us effectively manage our customer supply and demand.
Partnering for Success
With stringent quality checks in place, we’re able to source with traceability from both small and large-scale sesame farmers. We have a strong partnership network, with procurement offices in Africa and India. Our experience in sustainability programme management and strategic partnerships with government agencies, NGOs and the larger farming community, helps us keep our sesame eco-system up to speed with relevant information, expertise and developing technology to improve yields, quality and incomes.
Sesame Processing Capabilities
For hulled or edible grade sesame used as ingredients in kitchens & bakeries, we’ve established mechanised processing plants. Most sesame is harvested manually and separated from their husks using traditional methods. Seeds produced this way can contain impurities, so we’ve set up multiple primary cleaning centres to guarantee clean sesame.
In Nigeria, we process sesame to meet the highest food safety standards our global customers expect. We have a custom-designed processing plant at Sagamu, Nigeria, which meets both FSSC 22000 and ISO 45000 – 2018 certification.
As part of our ongoing commitment to both sustainability and innovation, the technology the plant uses has decreased water consumption by up to 95%. Dry hulling also increases food safety, as contaminated water is the source of most potential pathogens.
Organic Superfood Supply
Our superfoods include white, red, black and tricolour quinoa varieties, and black and white chia seeds, amaranth and we’ve invested to expand our capabilities and capacity to meet the growing demand for quinoa and chia seeds.
Our high food quality and safety standards, along with our transparent, traceable and sustainable product differentiates our business. We have established direct relationships with farmers in quinoa and chia-growing regions in Peru, working closely with our growing communities to make a positive impact, with over 2,000 quinoa and chia farmers AtSource+ certified, with our organic supply chain totalling over 2,000 farmers.
We’ve installed a crop dryer and automated retail packaging with an annual capacity 5,000 mt at our facilities in Peru, where we supply customers with both bulk and retail packs. The packaging machine enhances our commitment to food safety as it requires no manual intervention, which is enabling us to supply private label retail products to retailers, brands and packaging companies across North America, Latin America and Europe.
Certification That Meets Our Customer's Needs
Our experienced sales team works closely with our customers to accommodate their detailed specifications for both produce and packaging. The final produce is stored in BRC ‘AA+’ certified warehouses before it’s dispatched to customers around the world.
Sustainability Report 2021 - Specialty Grains & Seeds, Peru
Our Specialty Grains and Seeds, Peru Sustainability Report 2021 outlines the ongoing progress and efforts made in delivering a positive impact to the local quinoa and chia farmers and communities in Peru.
Quinoa Processing in Lima
Take a walk through quinoa processing at our facility in Lima to find out about our production process.