Named after the razor sharp epic Indian character Arjuna, the archer, the Arjuna ingredients plant is frequently first to market with innovative nutraceuticals.
It was first to introduce a smoke flavour oil in the 1990s followed by horseradish oil, then oils for ginger and other spices. Today at the head office it has 14 acres of coconut palms as well as amla, the yellow Indian gooseberry.
Its big focus is “natural” and this is gaining attention worldwide – for instance its mustard oil is ten times more expensive than the synthetic version. The company was also the first to pick up on the weight loss trend with garcinia cambogia made from the Malabar tamarind back in 1994-5.