A Network of Relationships From One Food Ingredient Supplier Source
In addition to our company divisions, we form a growing network of partnerships and joint ventures with growers and suppliers throughout the world to bring food processors like you the finest and widest selection of high-quality, safe ingredients. Our partnerships include:
Andean Naturals Joint Venture
This joint venture with the world's leading quinoa provider allows us to offer high-quality organic Royal Quinoa® and organic quinoa-based ingredients to customers throughout the world through our efficient, cost-conscious distribution network.
Andean Naturals' Royal Quinoa® is only grown in Bolivia at 13,000 ft. altitude. Nearly 4,000 indigenous family farmers rely on quinoa as their main income source, since frequent frosts and droughts hamper their ability to grow other commercial crops.
These farmers plant heirloom seeds and use organic and sustainable agricultural farm management with fair-trade guidelines, preserving the quality of this healthy, delicious staple that is rapidly increasing in demand worldwide.
SCI efficiently and reliably allows quinoa and quinoa-based ingredients to smoothly go from farms in the Andes region to your warehouse or processing facilities. We offer various grades to fit your application.
See our quinoa ingredients or contact us about your quinoa needs.
Andean Naturals' processing facilities are CCOF certified organic, dedicated gluten-free, allergen-free and Fair Trade Certified™ by TransFairUSA™. Kosher certification available for puffs, powders and flakes.
Specialty Food Ingredients/Lodi Nut
Through its acquisition of Lodi Nut Company, Specialty Food Ingredients provides GFSI-certified nuts as the highest specification processor in the United States – in keeping with Lodi Nut's 100+ year tradition. Through our newly-expanded Lodi operation we can provide oil roasted, dry roasted, sliced, salted, cleaned, chopped, nut kernel sizing, organic and even pasteurized nuts of virtually every variety.
Our Lodi operation is the site of Specialty Food Ingredients' state-of-the-art cleaning, x-ray, pasteurization facility that ensures the safety and quality preservation of our wide selection of food ingredients.