Osem's culinary division is the oldest and largest division within the Osem Group.
The division’s four factories throughout Israel and its various factories abroad manufacture a wide range of cooking, seasoning, and baking products.
The products manufactured by this division have become an integral part of day-to-day life in Israel, and can be found in every Israeli home.
Over the years, the division developed unique Israeli products such as soup mini croutons (soup nuts) and baked pasta (Israeli couscous), which are in a category by itself.
The culinary division also operates the “Bishulim website” – Israel’s largest recipe website offering a vast variety of surfer recipes.
Cooking and seasoning mixes with precise preparation instructions, for quick and easy fresh meals.
The series boasts a variety of main-course products which include a meal idea, a recipe, and a seasoning and preparation mix.
The recipes call for 2-4 simple, fresh ingredients featured in every household pantry, and include up to four simple and easy preparation steps. The series includes: Juicy Baked Chicken in three flavors –chili, barbecue and garlic, Spaghetti Bolognese, Beef Balls, Meat Balls with Pasta, Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Potatoes, Meat Balls with Pasta in Tomato Sauce, and Chicken with Red Rice.
A series of ready-made pasta/pizza sauces, with natural ingredients only! Tomato and spice based home-style sauces, with that special taste of home.
The Perfecto Sauces contain no preservatives or food coloring, and the main innovation is that they contain natural ingredients only.
The series includes: Tomato Sauce with Herbs, Bolognese Flavored Sauce,Tomato Sauce with Peppers, and Pizza Sauce. All you need to do is heat it, serve it, and savor your Italian meal!
A series of chicken sauces for easy preparation of delicious baked chicken. An easy, tasty, and convenient solution that guarantees a successful meal each time anew, this series includes:
Honey-Soy Chicken Sauce, Grilled Chicken Sauce, Spring Chicken Barbecue Sauce, and our latest, Tomato Sauce for Meatballs.
Pasta Perfecto – Osem began manufacturing and marketing noodles (now known as pasta) way back in the 1940’s.
Over the years, Osem also began importing from Italy quality pasta made of durum wheat – a particularly hard variety – which renders the cooked pasta the typical Italian al dante texture. Made of select durum wheat, our easy to prepare Pasta Perfecto is ideal for main meals. Pasta Perfecto is available in a variety of shapes: long (spaghetti, fettuccine, linguini…) short (spiral, penne regatta, bow-tie) and specialty (lasagna, cannelloni, gnocchi).
The Osem Company is the originator of Israeli Couscous (Toasted Pasta) – developed way back in the days of Ben Gurion. The popular Toasted Pasta is produced in the Osem factory in Sderot.
Osem is the leading marketer of baked pasta, offering a wide selection of shapes (couscous, rice, stars, rings etc.) and continues to introduce innovations – Onion-Flavored Toasted Pasta, Tri-colored Toasted Pastas, Whole Wheat, and the latest: Toasted Pasta Plus made of 30% whole wheat.
Osem Pasta began manufacturing and marketing noodles (now known as pasta) way back in the 1940’s.
Over the years, Osem also began importing from Italy quality pasta made of durum wheat – a particularly hard variety – which renders the cooked pasta a typical Italian al dente texture. Made of durum wheat, this children’s favorite is quick and easy to prepare. Osem pasta is available in a variety of shapes both long (spaghetti, macaroni, etc.) and short (swirly, horn-shaped, curly etc.)
We have been producing our popular Osem ketchup for many years. The ketchup is made of natural ingredients only, with no preservatives or food coloring added.
Osem ketchup is the ketchup that children like best. Our polls showed that the upside down Osem ketchup can be found in the majority of homes in Israel.
Osem’s soup powders are designed to season and enrich soups and various cooked dishes.
The soup powders are the very life-blood of home-cooked gourmet, as our customers say, “without the soup powder – the food just doesn’t do the trick.”
Osem’s soup powders are specially designed to suit the Israeli pallet. Most families in Israel use Osem’s soup powders in their cooking – and hey, didn’t we all grow up on them?
A mildly seasoned soy sauce based on oriental spices. The sauce is somewhat thick, and custom suited to the Israeli pallet. Toss it with a salad, use it to sauté Chinese vegetables or noodles,
or add it to a variety of chicken dishes.
A sweet and spicy Thai sauce served primarily as a cold sauce alongside rice or noodles, or with fried food. The sauce can also be added towards the end of the cooking process,
or used to sauté chicken, fish and vegetable dishes.
Osem is the market’s leading company with its variety of innovative and refreshing salad dressings – also available in a low fat version (for those of us dieters who appreciate flavor).
Toss the dressing with your salad, chopped vegetables, pasta, potatoes, and a host of other dishes. The Thousand Island Dressing is our most well-known and popular dressing.
OSEM Mini Croutons, (known in Israel as Soup Almonds) originated in the traditional recipes of Eastern European Jewry where they emerged in their earliest version as thick, wide homemade noodles
which were cut into squares, baked in the oven, and added to soup.
In Yiddish, they are called suppen mandlen, which is how they got their Hebrew name – Soup Almonds.
Osem’s Mini Croutons– a unique product unlike anything previously produced elsewhere – were developed in 1952. For years, Osem was the sole Mini Croutons manufacturer and it is still the leading company on the market. Osem’s Mini Croutons have earned their reputation as the crispest, most delicious and high quality ones available.
Peiruit is a longstanding, popular product found in every Israeli kitchen. It is made of crumbs that are specially baked special and then immediately ground – rendering it a special crispness.
Peirurit contains natural ingredients only, and no preservatives or food coloring.
The Peirurit products are great as a coating for schnitzels, and as a coating and filling for patties, fish, meat, pies, chicken parts, as well as vegetables like mushrooms, eggplant, and cauliflower etc.
The Peirurit series includes: Golden Peirurit, Seasoned Peirurit, White Peirurit, Whole Wheat Peirurit, and Peirurit Crunch.
Our line of instant soups, “End the Snacking,” is enriched with nutritional fiber, providing an excellent alternative for random snacking in between meals, to help maintain a balanced diet and life style.
Our “End the Snacking” soups are available in a variety of popular flavors: mushroom, tomato-noodle, chicken-flavored soup with soup nuts and noodles, vegetable soup with croutons, pea soup, corn soup, and onion soup with croutons. The soups do not contain preservatives, food colorings or monosodium glutamate, and contain up to 100 calories per ready-made portion.
Osem has just launched a revolutionary product in the baking aids category - Yeast Flour.
The product took two years of development and enables consumers to prepare pastries without adding yeast to the flour and without sifting it.
Osem’s self-rising flour is the secret of success of many a talented baker. For a successful cake that won’t fall, make sure to use Osem’s self-rising flour.
It produces a delicious light cake that rises to perfection. Success guaranteed!
Self-rising flour is available in two different sized packages: 350 grams and 1 kilo. We recently launched a new product in the self-rising flour category – chocolate-flavored self-rising flour for an especially rich and light chocolate cake.
Osem’s pudding can be used in creams, frostings, and cake fillings. It can also be served independently as a refreshing dessert.
The pudding is available in a variety of flavors: vanilla, chocolate, vanilla with chocolate chips, dulce de leche, and nut.
Two new flavors were recently introduced – French vanilla and bittersweet Belgian chocolate.
Osem’s jello can be used in a variety of desserts, and is an excellent non-dairy dessert solution. In the summer, it can also be used to prepare refreshing popsicles.
The jello is available in a variety of flavors: strawberry, raspberry, grape and apricot.