Our Company

Efecan Food Ingredients

EFECAN Badem Aromatik Bitkiler Yağlar Gıda Orman Ürünleri San. ve Tic. A.Ş. is a food ingredient company based in Mersin, Turkey. We are manufacturers of Locust Bean Gum (thickener, texturizer, carob bean gum), Oregano leaves (herb, Origanum spp.), Oregano Essential Oil (Origanum vulgare, origanum onites), Laurel Leaf Essential Oil (Laurus nobilis). We work with local farmers and harvesters to manufacture the finest ingredients using the latest technology. We have a clear purpose, sustainability for now and future generations.

With many years of experience sourcing natural raw materials, our journey of bringing the best products to the market starts at the source. We make sure every step of the process is handled meticulously by our experienced staff. We embrace science and research and committed to continuous improvement in the industry. Sustainability and responsible production are at the heart of everything we do.

Our Factories


Our LBG plant is located in the Third Industrial Zone of Mersin which is one hour away from Adana Airport. (ADA)

The factory was designed for only LBG production from scratch in order to comply with the latest food safety regulations. Construction was completed in the beginning of 2021 and became operational in the Fall same year. In this building, carob seeds are the only raw material being processed and no other product than LBG is produced.

Certifications: BRC Food by Intertek, Sedex by Intertek, Kosher and Halal


This plant is located in Anamur, Mersin and it is 2 hours away from Gazipasa Airport. (GZP) In this plant oregano and laurel leaves are processed into essential oils. No other raw material is being processed in this facility. This factory was first built in 2011, it grew into what it is now because of the demand for essential oils. Our distillery is the biggest in Turkey with 17 stills for oregano and laurel leaf essential oil production. The herb production facility was added in 2020.

Certifications: Organic by Ecocert, Kosher, Halal and ISO22000


About our annual production capacities and factories.

  • 1500 Tons / Year Locust Bean Gum
  • 100 Tons / Year Oregano Oil
  • 50 Tons / Year Laurel Leaf Oil
  • 500 Tons / Year Dried Oregano
  • 22.000 m² Locust Bean Gum Production Plant
  • 18.000 m² Essential Oil Plant
  • BRC Food
  • BRC Food
  • Eco Cert
  • ISO
  • ISO
  • EURO
  • KD TR
  • KD TR

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