Value Ingredients is a fully vertically integrated grower processor of steam sterilised spice ingredients. We provide global food manufacturers and spice brands with the full range of processed spices meeting global food safety standards. We have a fully digitised supply chain wherein every single bag of processed spice that we supply can be traced back right upto the farm where it was grown with full history of agronomic practices, processing history and compliance history available online using our cloud based sourcing application. We are also certified to process organic spices meeting NPOP/NOP/EU organic standards. Our business is built around the following principles.
At the core of our business is the quality of our people, the business is promoted by 2 spice industry professionals with decades of experience in international spice ingredients business. We have assembled probably the best pool of spice industry talent available in India and this is our core differentiator.
The company is promoted by two spice industry professionals from Indian spice ingredients industry with combined experience of more than 35 years with major multinational and regional spice exporters out of India. We believe soft skills covering knowledge about commodity price movements, processing technologies, recipe management and spice supply chain are critical differentiators and we are proud to have some of the best spice industry professionals with us in our team. Our key differentiator is the quality of our people. We like problem solving
Our people strengths enable us to offer cutting edge innovation in processes/products and packaging. If you are looking to source an innovative spice ingredient for your NPD plans, we can be of help.
A leading pizza brand was faced with an issue of presence of very small stones in the pizza cut chilly flake that they were giving as toppings along with their pizza. Traditional weight/bulk density based de stoning techniques used by most people does not remove stones which are about the same size/weight of chilly flakes. Our technical team developed a new 3 stage unique de stoning process which ensures 100% stone free crushed chillies for pizza brands.
We were approached by a noodle brand to develop chilly flakes cut in triangle shape without any seeds for visual impact in their seasonings. Our innovative de seeding technology allowed the brand to have its vision fulfilled in just 2 weeks time
Consumers need information on where and who produced the food they eat, For our customers of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) chillies, we offer a cloud based sourcing app which allows our customers to track the goods they buy right upto the farmer who produced this, they could further allow their retail consumers to have access to this information by putting a QR code on the retail jars.
Steam sterilised products generally has lesser colour and volatile oils compared to ETO sterilised or un sterilised products, our technical team developed a unique steam sterilisation technology in collaboration with a European vendor which allows a 7-log reduction in microbial load without much impact on colour and volatile oils in the spices.
If you have a new vision for your brand and need technical support in your spice ingredients, please do talk to us, we will be more than happy to help, we love problem solving.
We offer a fully integrated and digitised supply chain from farm to your factory, our location at Chennai with large growing areas of chillies/ginger/turmeric all within 500 km radius allows us to offer one of the shortest supply chain in spice ingredients.
Strategically located, within 350 km radius, we have the single biggest growing areas of Chillies, Turmeric, Ginger and Black Pepper accounting for a total of 60% of total production of these spices.
Close to a major port, Chennai ensuring short transit times and faster delivery.
Monthly market reports to assist in purchase decisions.
Commodity price risk management expertise of 20 years.
Everything that we do is driven by the need to reduce our impact on the environment. We are trying to achieve this through.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) based Contract farming in chillies - we currently work with 750 plus farmers across Tamil Nadu, Andhra and Karnataka to produce pesticide residue guaranteed chillies meeting US FDA/EU/Japanese standards. Our IPM farming programme is based on a participatory approach with farmers being trained on latest natural pest control and agronomic practices and we buy back the produce at the end of the season with a fixed premium over the market price. The entire programme is monitored through a cloud-based sourcing app which allows us to track every bit of agronomic practice that the farmer does along with full details of the farmer and pictures of the field during various stages of farm operations. This allows complete traceability right upto farm for all our IPM chillies
Certified organic products – Our facility is certified to process organic products and we have ongoing linkages with farmer groups which enables us to offer steam sterilised organic spice ingredients. Our plan is to expand these linkages and aim to have 30-40% of our volumes under organic certification over the next 3 years.
Packaging reduction - We reduced plastics in our packaging by 10% over last 2 years through collaborative work with our packaging vendor. We also offer 100% plastic free packaging options for our environment conscious customers.
Value Ingredients is your spice supply chain specialist!