Fresh from
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ARA Food Corp is proud to be the largest plantain and cassava chip manufacturer in the United States. Utilizing the freshest imported plantains and simple health-conscious ingredients, we’ve provided a satisfying alternative snack experience for over 40 years.

ARA Food Corp is proud to be the largest plantain and cassava chip manufacturer in the United States. Utilizing the freshest imported plantains and simple health-conscious ingredients, we’ve provided a satisfying alternative snack experience for over 40 years.

Our Story

Since our humble founding in 1975 by Cuban immigrant Alberto R. Abrante and his family, ARA Food Corp has grown into one of Florida’s largest snack food manufacturers. We serve distributors and retailers throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

All of our plantain and cassava chips have a hechsher from the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, making them Kosher friendly. Our products are also SQF Certified. The Safe Quality Food certification is a food safety and quality program recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative. Our products are currently available in major supermarkets like Publix, Winn-Dixie, Walmart, Aldi, etc. From our headquarters in sunny Miami, our mission is to provide high-quality tropical snacks.

Since our humble founding in 1975 by Cuban immigrant Alberto R. Abrante and his family, ARA Food Corp has grown into one of Florida’s largest snack food manufacturers. We serve distributors and retailers throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

All of our plantain and cassava chips have a hechsher from the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, making them Kosher friendly. Our products are also SQF Certified. The Safe Quality Food certification is a food safety and quality program recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative. Our products are currently available in major supermarkets like Publix, Winn-Dixie, Walmart, Aldi, etc. From our headquarters in sunny Miami, our mission is to provide high-quality tropical snacks.

Founder, Alberto Abrante Sr. (center) with his father Manuel Abrante (left) and the current Vice President Alberto Abrante Jr. (right).

Founder, Alberto Abrante Sr. (center) with his father Manuel Abrante (left) and the current Vice President Alberto Abrante Jr. (right).

Certified Quality

AIB International

Kosher

Safe Quality Food

Our Process to Deliver
the Best Quality Plantain Chips

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Our Brands

Quality and selection. That’s what our customers have come to expect and that’s what we always deliver.

Our Brands

Quality and selection. That’s what our customers have come to expect and that’s what we always deliver.

Best Ingredients.
Cooked to Perfection.

Our Plantain Chips

Our Yuca Chips

Pork Rinds & Cracklings

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Pop Out Case
Display
Creates additional exposure
to maximize sales.
Pallet Display
Allows display of products
in strategic location at
retail facilties.
Vending Machine
Our vending machine friendly bag sizes
come in a variety of flavors.
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Creates additional exposure to maximize sales.
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Allows display of products in strategic location at retail facilties.
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Our vending machine friendly bag sizes come in a variety of flavors.
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Plantain
Chips

Plantains are the cousin of the banana – the most consumed fruit in the United States. They are one of the most delicious and nutrient-dense “safe starches” around. Rich in potassium and magnesium. High in Vitamins A and K. And a decent source of fiber.

Our Plantain Chips start with freshly imported plantains shipped weekly from our suppliers in Central America. We then slice and cook them to crispy perfection. Add our simple yet savory seasonings. Then package and ship them to your grocery stores.

Our plantain chips come in a variety of flavors including; Original Sea Salt, Lime, Garlic, Ripe (sweet), Fire & Lime (mild spice), and No Salt. We also produce longer cut Plantain Strips.

Yuca
(Cassava)
Chips

Yuca (Cassava) is a tubular starchy root similar to a potato. It is used in Latin American cuisine. High in fiber and key vitamins and minerals like; Vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, and
niacin.

Like our plantains, our raw Yuca Root is imported from our suppliers in Central America. We slice and cook them to savory perfection. Then add simple sea salt or garlic seasoning to
help that fresh natural taste pop.

Pork Rinds & Cracklings

Along with our nutritious tropical snack favorites, we also produce delicious savory Pork Rinds and Pork Cracklings. We utilize the freshest pork pellets and prepare them in their own separate facility. Pork Rinds & Cracklings also contain 0 Carbohydrates making them Keto Diet friendly. Our classic Rico’s Brand carries regular Rinds, Hot n’ Spicy Rinds, and Crackling.