Guacamole is most commonly known as an accompaniment to Mexican dishes such as nachos and tortillas. Its uses are extremely versatile, however, and Westfalia Guacamole can be used on burgers and sandwiches, in wraps, on pizza’s, savoury tarts and quiches – too many to mention!
Westfalia Guacamole is derived from the flesh of ripe Hass avocados. Carefully blended with a unique selection of herbs and spices, the range includes Plain, Spicy, Sweet Chilli Salsa and Biltong-Flavoured variants. It is Halaal and Kosher certified, and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Westfalia’s in-house quality-assurance practices and onsite microbiological laboratory ensure world-class, BRC-certified factory hygiene and outstanding food safety. The avocado pulp is prepared from sound, properly-ripened fruit that has been sorted, washed, peeled, de-stoned and pulped. The appropriate ingredients are added per batch. The product is then packaged and blast-frozen to preserve its many nutritional benefits. High-pressure processing is also available (see HPP section below for more details).
Westfalia Guacamole is available ready-to-eat in retail tubs of 60g, 160g, 200g and 227g.
Westfalia’s guacamole or avocado purée has a typical fresh, buttery avocado flavour, with a natural, light-green colour. Minimal or no preservatives are added. We have both standard recipes and can produce according to a specific requirement or specification.
Catering or bulk-pack formats include 500g, 1kg (2.2lb) and 3kg (6.6lb) pouches in plain polyester, aluminum foil polypropylene or transparent polypropylene. All packaging is food grade. High-pressure processing is also available (see HPP section below for more details).
Frozen purée should be stored in a freezer at minus 18°C (minus 68°F) and then defrosted overnight in a refrigerator for best results. Westfalia’s guacamole or avocado purée is certified Kosher and Halaal.
High-Pressure Processing (HPP)
High-pressure processing (HPP) technology creates an all-natural and safe process for preserving foods through the use of high-pressure cold water instead of heat, chemicals or other processes that can damage natural flavours. HPP gives avocado purée or guacamole an appetising, fresh taste without the need for preservatives or other additives. The HPP process kills naturally-occurring bacteria, including salmonella, which can cause food deterioration and affect food safety. At the same time HPP preserves taste, texture and naturally-occurring nutrients.
The packaging available for HPP avocado purée or guacamole includes 500g, 1kg and 3kg bags for bulk orders and 60g, 160g, 200g and 227g tubs for retail orders.
Individually Quick Frozen (IQF)
Individually quick frozen (IQF) avocado products are prepared from sound, properly-ripened fruit that has been sorted, washed, peeled and de-stoned. The avocado is then cut into slices or diced, with the pieces dipped in a mixture of ascorbic acid and citric acid before being blast frozen. The product is then filled into bags.
Packaging for IQF avocado products is in 1kg bags, with six 1kg bags per carton, and 84 cartons per pallet.
Other IQF produce options are also available, including mango, litchi, banana and berries.