With a passion to nurture and foster a healthy sustainable nation by assisting and empowering farmers to invest in farm fresh toxic-free food, Saaraketha Organics recently clinched the overall Gold Award for the ‘Best Value Added Exporter’ in addition to another Gold Award in the ‘Fresh Food Products’ sector at the 27th Annual NCE Export Awards 2019.
Organized by the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) to recognize and reward the efforts of Sri Lankan exporters, this year’s event themed ‘strengthening good governance for sustainability’ stressed on the need for ethical business practices.
Its products and solutions continue to contribute towards an enriched nation, and very recently ventured into the organic prepared-food segment with a motive to instill healthy food habits among its discerning customers. The company has partnered with the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine and UN’s World Food Program to introduce a range of snacks, juices, and portion controlled meals, all of which are in compliance with canteen guidelines set by experts.
‘Over the past seven years we have empowered farmers to improve their lives, by bringing them together with people that invest in real, farm fresh food without toxins. With a little additional support from us, farmers can take control of their destiny, working with passionate and committed people to make a brighter future. Our awards in truth are a tribute to our farmers,’ said Prasanna Hettiarachchi, Founder and Managing Director of Saaraketha Organics.
Since its inception Saaraketha Organics has embarked on an environmentally sustainable philosophy with a growing network of nature-friendly partners and stakeholders. It also switched from conventional MAP packaging materials to a hundred percent compostable sugarcane bagasse tray packaging.
Saaraketha Organics constantly introduces a range of value-added products and its latest additions include the heirloom rice flours; kaluheenati, suwandel, pachchaperumal and kuruluthuda, and heirloom rice flours breads; kaluheenati and suwandel, the first ever products in Sri Lanka to be 100-percent gluten and wheat free.
The company has embarked on developing their Bees Honey infusion range with a great blend of herbs; cinnamon, gotukola, ginger, garlic, amla and more. It has also added a range of coconut value added products such as coconut sugar, coconut flour, desiccated coconut, coconut cream and coconut milk to its ever expanding portfolio.
Recently it introduced multi-hued dehydrated fruits and a range of fruit powders that are great as snacks, dessert toppings, accompaniments, juices and smoothies. Saaraketha Organics constantly monitors and explores new avenues with a driven enthusiasm to make healthy living an adventure, while giving mundane foods an interesting twist and spark.