Famous Iranian Food Brands: Largest Food Industry Companies

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بزرگترین شرکت های صنایع غذایی ایران: معرفی برندهای غذایی معروف ایران

How many famous Iranian food brands do you know? The fact that we go to supermarkets and stores every day looking for affordable yet high-quality food products shows that groceries are always one of our daily concerns. Choosing high-quality and affordable foods is crucial to our lives and day-to-day decisions. On the other hand, the growing trend of Iranian food brands has caused some confusion and difficulty in choosing groceries. However, it’s worth noting that getting to know the largest food industry companies in Iran will help you purchase and pick the daily groceries you need.

In this Foodexiran article, we review Iranian food brands and introduce some of the most well-known brands of Iranian foods. Continue reading if you are also interested in getting to know and using famous Iranian food industry brands. We will help you eat healthier by consciously choosing from Iranian food brands.  

The Ladan Company

The Ladan Company

Oil is one of the most essential groceries in every Iranian family’s shopping basket. The Ladan Oil Company is well-known in the Iranian food industry for producing various edible oils. The Ladan brand has defined its core mission as continuously seeking opportunities to best meet consumers’ needs. Also, this food brand aims to have its products recognized for having the highest quality and standing out from the competition. According to Ladan’s website, it strives to provide healthy and delicious products to its customers.  

This Iranian food brand’s products include:

  • Ladan Sesame Oil  
  • Ladan Gold Vegetable Breakfast Butter
  • Ladan Gold Vegetable Butter for Cooking
  • Ladan Gold Saffron Vegetable Butter for Cooking
  • Ladan Gold Semi-Solid Healthy Oil  
  • Ladan Olive Oil
  • Healthy Canola Oil with Vitamins
  • Healthy Sunflower Oil with Vitamins
  • Ladan Gold Healthy Corn Oil  
  • Ladan Gold Oil with Saffron

Kalleh Dairy Company   

Kalleh Dairy Company   


The Kalleh Company has stated its goal of the establishment is to improve and promote the nutritional basket level of Iranian people. According to a Euromonitor report, this famous Iranian food brand’s position in the global food industry is 48th. Kalleh, one of the most popular Iranian food brands, has been the only exemplary exporter of Iranian dairy products for 7 years. The Kalleh Company consumes 2,500 tons of milk daily and produces 2,650 tons of various dairy products.  

Kalleh food brand products include:

  • Yogurt  
  • Ice Cream  
  • Cheese
  • Desserts
  • Milk
  • Sauces
  • Cream   
  • Beverages
  • Health Foods
  • Butter 
  • Whey
  • Sports Supplements

Kalleh subsidiary brands include:  

  • Ana   
  • Celino
  • Nari
  • Seven Yogurt
  • Majan
  • Lactivea 
  • Kalleh Pro

Saharkhiz Company 

Saharkhiz Company 

The Saharkhiz food brand was founded by ” Mr. Mohammad Saharkhiz” in 1932. Saharkhiz produces saffron and various saffron derivative products such as tea, etc.  

As stated on the Saharkhiz Company’s website, their products include:  

  • Saffron  
  • Rock candy and Sweets  
  • Barberries, Plums and Nuts 
  • Tea and Herbal Teas
  • Honey  
  • Powders 
  • Canned Foods  
  • Spices
  • Syrups and Herbal distillates 
  • Vegetables  

The Golestan Company 

The Golestan Company 

One of the famous Iranian food brands is Golestan, which started its work in 1951 by packing and distributing tea bags. Golestan produces various food products and is among the famous Iranian legume brands. Golestan products include:  

  • Golestan Tea  
  • Golestan Nuts 
  • Golestan Spices and Condiments  
  • Golestan Rice
  • Golestan Saffron and Barberries  
  • Golestan Herbal Teas  
  • Golestan Grains and Cereals  
  • Golestan Sugar and Sugar Cubes   
  • Hati Noodles  

The Golestan brand has 3 subsidiary brands:  

  • Twinings  
  • Hoti Kara
  • Gol Kis

The Damdaran Company  

The Damdaran Company  

The Damdaran food brand is one of the most well-known Iranian food brands that has been active in producing dairy products since the 1980s. This company has announced its incentive and goal for entering this industry: preparing healthy and diverse dairy products. Damdaran dairy products include dairy items such as yogurt, milk, cream, dried milk powder, and non-dairy products like honey and Dizin drinking water. The Damdaran brand has 4 subsidiary companies:  

  • Miami  
  • Sahar
  • Jahan Saleh  
  • Pars Sun  

Mahram Production Group   

Mahram Production Group logo

The Mahram food brand is another of the most famous Iranian food brands, especially popular for its mayonnaise. According to the company’s website, Mahram has a diverse product basket of over 72 types. This brand also operates in sports, cultural, and research fields, resulting in the Mahram Cultural-Sports Club, the most prestigious private club in the country and Asia.  

Mahram Production Group products include:  

  • Mayonnaise Sauce  
  • Sauce and Dressing  
  • Ketchup Sauce  
  • Honey and Jams  
  • Distillates  
  • Olive and Olive Oil  
  • Pickles (Torshi)
  • Pickled Cucumbers  
  • Vinegar 
  • Tomato Paste  
  • Canned Foods  
  • Deeps

Minoo Industry Group  

Minoo Industry Group  

The Minoo Company is another famous Iranian food brand with a long history. Minoo is one of the most nostalgic and popular Iranian food brands. This company was founded in 1959 by the Khosroshahi family under the name “Iran Food Joint Stock Company.” It started its activity in the food industry by producing toffee and chocolate. Some of this Iranian food brand’s nostalgic products include Minoo Salty Puffs, Chic Gum, Digestive biscuits (Saghe Talaie), Salty Sticks, etc.  

The Minoo food brand has 12 subsidiary companies:  

  • Minoo Industrial Company (Khorramdareh)  
  • Pars Minoo Industrial Company  
  • Minoo Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Hygiene Company
  • Shokopars Company 
  • Ghasem Iran Distribution Company
  • Minoo Fars Food Industries Company
  • Minoo Shargh Food Industries Company (Zahedan)
  • Perseus Export Company
  • Rahavard Sazandegi (Rasa) Company
  • Minoo Pars Gostar  
  • Moeen Azadegan Financial and Management Services Company  

This famous food brand’s products also include:  

  • Puffs and Pellets  
  • Candy  
  • Toffee  
  • Chocolate  
  • Biscuits 
  • Wafers  
  • Cakes and Pastries  
  • Powders and Jelly
  • Syrups
  • Crackers and Salty Sticks   
  • Gum  
  • Chocolate Covered Marshmallows 
  • Date Products  
  • Tomato Paste
  • Canned Foods  
  • Honey and Jams
  • Pickles 

Mihan Food Industries Company

Mihan Food Industries Company

Among the largest Iranian companies in the dairy and ice cream industries is the Mihan Company. This private company was founded by Ayub Paydari in a small workshop in 1971. This food brand has over 25,000 employees working in a 350,000-square-meter covered complex. Mihan produces various dairy products, including ice cream.  

According to the information on the Mihan Company’s website

“Creating a major distribution chain in the country with over 60 distribution centers helped Mihan offer its products in over 200,000 stores nationwide and gain about 65 percent of ice cream market share and 50 percent of the market share for sterilized milk.”  

Mahan’s subsidiary companies include:   

  • Khoshbakht  
  • Ugur
  • Poli Pack  
  • Caspian
  • Tabiat Sabz  
  • Zirin Sanaat Khoshbakht 
  • Bagh Aryaei Paradise (Carnila)  
  • Aryaei Salamat Khorak (Emrooz)  
  • Makenzi  
  • Daily Market  

Mihan’s subsidiary brands also include:

  • Mihan
  • Panda  
  • Fruitland 
  • Highly
  • Bernard  

Cheetoz Company (Dina Food Industries)  

The history of the Dina Food Industries Group goes back over 60 years. In 1989, the company established Dina Food Industries Company. It started producing chips with the slogan “The great taste of moments.”  

Cheetoz Food Industry Company is a well-known name in the food industry. By focusing on quality, innovation, and delicious and diverse products, they have a special position in consumers’ minds. Through state-of-the-art technologies, prestigious packaging, and compliance with health standards, they are committed to delivering high-quality products with exceptional flavor. From natural and healthy foods to tasty snacks, they strive to meet customers’ diverse and changing needs. This company is considered among the largest companies in the Iranian food industry.  

Products of Cheetoz company famous food brand include:  

  • Snacks  
  • Chips  
  • Popcorn   
  • Pellets  
  • Breakfast Cereals  
  • Cookies and Pastries 
  • Dragée
  • Nuts
  • Bugles
  • Nutrabars 
  • Biscuits
  • Crackers  


In this article, we covered 8 famous brands among famous Iranian food brands. These brands include Ladan, Kalleh, Saharkhiz, Golestan, Damdaran, Mahram, Minoo and Mihan. If you know of any other brands, please let us know.  

Frequently Asked Questions 

What Food Products Does The Ladan Food Brand Produce?

The Ladan Company focuses exclusively on producing oil and butter.  

What Is The Most Famous Food Brand In Sauce Production?  

The Mahram food brand is the most famous food brand in sauce production, although it has over 72 product types.  

Name One Of The Most Nostalgic, Famous Iranian Food Brands? 

Minoo is one of the most famous and nostalgic Iranian food brands.

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