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Westfalia Avocado Guacamole

by Jerry Cando

Westfalia manufactures ready-to-eat Avocado Guacamole in a convenient 200g tub, containing the goodness of approximately two avocados each.

The product is 97 % real avocado, with 2 % spices.

Ingredients

The ingredients are Avocado (97 %), Sugar, Salt, Ascorbic Acid, Onion Powder, Citric Acid, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Garlic Powder (irradiated), Sodium Bensoate, Garlic Granules (irradiated). 

Preservatives are Sodium Benzoate. 

It containts no allergens. 

Nutritional Values

Typical Nutrition Values per 100g: 

Energy:  676 kJ

Protein:  1.2 g

Glycaemic carboyhydrates:  2.4 g;  

of which total sugar:  2.4 g

Total fats:  15.5 g; 

of which: 

Saturated fats:  3.8 g

Monounsaturated fats:  9.6 g

Polyunsaturated fats:  2.0 g

Trans fats:  0.0 g

Cholesterol:  0.0 mg

Dietary fibre:  5.2 g

Sodium:  199 mg

Vegetarians?

This product is suitable for Vegetarians. 

Usage and storage:

Westfalia Avocado Guacamole needs to be refrigrerated at a minimum of five degrees Celcius, after opening. 

After opening, it needs to be kept covered. 

The entire tub should be used within twenty four hours of opening. 

The price of a 200 g tub may be around R25 from SPAR. 

About the manufacturer, Westfalia: 

Westfalia is one of the leading growers and suppliers of avocadoes in the world. 

Their sales offices are located in South Africa, Holland, England (Greencell Ltd) and France (Comexa SAS).

Westfalia Production is made up of four core operations: Farming (nurseries and growing), Packing, Processing and Westfalia Technological Services (WTS).

Westfalia ship over 13 million cartons of avocados globally. Their expertise and marketing approach means that they can provide a 12-month supply solution in various countries.

As well as avocadoes, they supply mangoes, citrus, exotics and a full range of dried mango, avocado oil and guacamole. 

Declared a Natural Heritage Site and demonstrating the balance between indigenous forest (natural vegetation), sustainable agriculture and forestry the Westfalia Estate is situated on the foothills of the Drakensberg Escarpment near Tzaneen in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. This farm was home to Dr Hans Merensky – its founder – and is the centre of Westfalia’s agricultural operations.

For many years citrus was the main agricultural crop grown at Westfalia Estate. The citrus production was phased out in the late fifties, with the last trees being removed in the early 1960s. Since then the avocado has been the dominant agricultural crop. In the late 1980s, the Westfalia business interests were expanded to incorporate other sub-tropical fruit.


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