• About Us

    San Juan AgroExport is a family farming company founded in 1985 by the brothers Tulio García Morales and Víctor Hugo García Morales.

    Taking advantage of exports increase, in 1992, was decided to re locate the facilities to the actual location.

    Mission: We produce, process and sell competitive farm products of excellent quality, in an honest and responsible way guaranteeing the satisfaction of customers, producers, suppliers, collaborators and shareholders; in a framework of loyalty, respect and sustainability.

     

    Vision: Consolidate leadership as a Guatemalan company that produces, processes and sells farm products in the United States and European markets.

    As part of our philosophy we know the importance of seeking the common good of the community and society. To contribute to this we are governed by the following values:

    OUR PRODUCTS

    OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

    We are a company founded in 1985 located in San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. We work with groups of farmers who base their economy on agriculture, additionally, they use part of the land to plant corn and beans for family food and nutrition security. The main crops of San Juan Agroexport are: Snow Peas, Sugar Snap and French Green Beans.

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    Our success depends on an effective and efficient relationship with our clients and with our collaborators.

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    We promote the protection of the environment through integrated agricultural practices, such as better use of chemicals, crop rotation and proper waste management.

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    We believe and trust that the path to a better nation is to bet on education so we have three programs:

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    We strive to promote the socio-economic development of the country in a responsible and sustainable way.

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    Currently there are two health programs for the benefit of the San Juan AgroExport team.

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    NEWS

    Why are the best organic vegetables on genetically modified vegetables

    Why are the best organic vegetables on genetically modified vegetables?

    In the past few years has fueled a trend in agriculture: the marketing of the genetically modified plants.

    Genetically modified organisms (known as GMOS) are those organisms in which its genetic material has undergone a transformation in a way alien to the natural methods of multiplication, or combination, therefore this process, which was subject to be called a Modification or genetic manipulation.

    The purposes of these vegetables are aimed at economic benefits on the part of large producers of vegetables at the global level, as the modifications are directed to the resistance of the plants to the insecticide, leading to a decrease in percentages of losses and justifying as an increase of production in the plant and as well be able to meet the need of power on the planet, but what risks may cause this to our health?, below are some of the positions on this important issue.

    1. Increase of toxins.

    Vegetables naturally generate toxins that protect them from insects and disease, the fact that these are genetically modified can cause these levels of toxins at a time to be older and cause adverse effects on the health of consumers

    2. Development of allergies

    In the process of genetic engineering, plants may receive genes of plants, allergenic or other sources, this could produce new proteins from these species, the lack of knowledge of the effects that these can cause in the health and even the origins of the strands of DNA that are placed in the vegetables are the standards today do not have a strong regulation that determines the consequences in the short and long-term in new allergens.

    3. Resistance to antibiotics

    Most of the GMOS currently available on the market carry resistance genes to antibiotics used in the process of genetic manipulation. There is research that shows that DNA and proteins can resist the digestion process in the stomach of mammals, there are living with thousands of bacteria, which can pass easily into the bloodstream and therefore to the organs of the body.

    4. Mutations in viruses and bacteria

    One of the latent risks that have been discussed is the possible mutations that can occur in bacteria used in the re-engineering genetic plant, it is a reality that these bacterial genes will join other viruses, developing new diseases, resistance or pathogen highly infectious.

    What are the benefits to have the consumption of organic products versus GMO products?

    The organic vegetable products are clean and healthy, pesticide-free; these come from farming systems entirely based on sustainability.

    The organic vegetables have an aromatic and intense taste are some of its features, the fact that there has not been chemicals in their production makes them more nutritious because the soil is prepared with fertilizers, all-natural and of high quality.

    In San Juan Agroexport we grow organic runner beans produced with certified standards that guarantee an exceptional taste, a safe product that promotes a healthy life style and generated beneficial impacts on the health of consumers.

    We invite you to consume our products, always fresh from our farms to your table, as we already have a commitment with our customers, you know the reason why #SomosSanJuan.

    Nutritional Quality

    We are currently in a hurried life system that sometimes deprives us of eating foods that provide a high nutritional content to our daily diets, however, we should not overlook the consumption of green vegetables in them since the high content of Vitamins and proteins that this brings to our body is of the utmost importance.

    Green vegetables

    Green vegetables are characterized by the presence of a natural pigment called Chlorophyll, depending on the incidence of PH of the substances of this plant this can go a darker shade as in green beans and peas, or lighter as in celery or lettuce.

    This type of green vegetables will give us the following properties:

    • Minerals such as iron, folic acid, magnesium or potassium.

    • Vitamins A, C, E, B and K.

    • Antioxidants

    • Essential oils

    • Fiber

    These components are key in the prevention of certain diseases and health problems such as gastritis or heartburn.

    What properties do vegetables give us?

    They are light foods

    Vegetables are known mainly for being light foods, thanks to their low calorie intake, this presents great benefits to people who want to lose weight and those who want to keep it.

    Hydration

    One of the great benefits is that vegetables are composed of 90% water, this means that they not only provide vitamins and proteins, they also provide hydration to the body in support of our daily water intake in the suggested amounts (of a liter and half to two daily).

    Detoxification

    Its detoxifying properties is another of its characteristics to highlight, the potassium content of vegetables promotes in the body the decrease in fluid retention since it acts as a diuretic; In addition, it directly benefits the nervous system by building and strengthening the nervous, muscular system and the prevention of heart disease.

    As we can see the nutrients and benefits that vegetables provide by consuming them on a regular basis they build a strong, healthy and protected organism. The vegetables of San Juan Agroexport are produced with processes of safety, food safety and dedication that ensure the nutritional benefits of the products, but above all the confidence and quality that characterizes us, we invite you to taste our wide variety so that you can know the best from Guatemala to the world, that's why #SomosSanJuan

    How to read a food label

    Currently the accelerated lifestyle has caused many people not to pay attention to all those foods they consume, this situation is dangerous as they are not aware of the substances they are carrying to their body, Based on this, we need to learn about the information on food labels and the impact they have on health.

    What information does the food labels contain?
                    The data presented are usually:

    Size of the portion:

    The first fact that appears on the label is the serving size of the food, all foods have different serving sizes, But there is one important fact that needs to be carefully considered, as not all foods contain just one portion.

                    It is important to know this because many people believe that by ingesting all the contents of the packaging they are consuming what is described on the label, when in fact they are consuming perhaps double or triple for lack of knowledge.

    Calories:

                    Calories are the energy the body can receive at the time of consumption, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) , the intake of 40 calories per serving is considered low, 100 calories is moderate and 400 calories or more is high.

                    Actually this data is also relative, since also accompanied by the calories that a food contains, it is necessary to know how nutritious a food is.

    Fats

    Fats are not necessarily harmful, our body needs fats naturally, the problem lies in the origin of these fats, here we can appreciate saturated fats and trans fats.

    Saturated fats: They are those found in animal foods, such as milk, sausages, meats and are also present in some vegetables, as in coconut oil and palm oil. These are solid at room temperature and are visible (as in chicken skin and other meats and milk fat) and invisible (contained within foods naturally).

    Trans fats: Trans fats occur when food manufacturers convert liquid oils into solid fats, such as butter or margarine. Trans fats are found in many fried, "fast" foods, packaged or processed, for example: breaded and fried, lard and margarine in bar, pastries, cake mix, cake, cake dough. If the label includes hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, the product contains trans fats.

    Cholesterol:

    Cholesterol is a natural substance in our body, however, we must take care of daily intake since high levels in the body are harmful.

    On a normal day the daily intake can consume portions between 450 and 600 mg, although it is recommended to be able to manage a diet containing less than 300 mg daily for an ideal balance for our health.

    Carbohydrates

    Carbohydrates are an elementary source of energy to our body, the body can transform carbohydrates into glucose for its proper functioning, but if it consumes much more energy than is required, the body transforms carbohydrates into fat and stores it.

    In this aspect it is necessary to be careful since there are complex carbohydrates, if it is not described which are complex hydrates and which are sugars or simple hydrates, we can refer to its ingredients and see if it has sugar, fructose, sucrose or honey among its ingredients. If these names are included in its list of ingredients it is because the product contains simple sugars and should be taken into account for people with high triglycerides or diabetes, for example.

    American feeding standards recommend consuming about 50% of daily calories in the form of carbohydrates, this means that the recommended dose would be 250 grams in a diet of 2000 kcal, It is also recommended to consume at least 100 to 130 grams daily for a correct balance.

    Sugars

    It is one of the most important data to which we must lend it, some food industries have taken care to disguise these data to benefit their sales, the sugar of the food is included in the data of carbohydrates, the sugars mentioned on the labels refer to the aggregates, these can be found as: (Dextrin, Dextrose, Diastatic Malt, Ethyl Maltol, Glucose, Glucose Solids, Lactose, Malt Syrup, Maltose, Galactose, Maltodextrin among others)

    Another recurring problem is that, while natural fruit sugar does good for our health, it is one of the tricks that have been used to justify the quantities of sugar in the products.

    Fiber

    The fiber data of a product is also included within carbohydrates If a product has high fiber content is beneficial, but it is necessary to know its origin and that it really is natural and not added in an artificial way to be able to promote the product as high fiber [ Added fiber appears as polydextrose, inulin or oligofructose, Dietary fibre is not necessarily bad, but we need to assess the levels so that we can make sure that we are not dealing with a pseudo-food.

    Sodium

    Sodium naturally present in some foods should cover the recommended amounts, as the population consumes more sodium than it should. When the kidneys, in charge of removing it, cannot do so because there is an excess of this mineral, hypertension can occur.

    Sodium is a component of salt and is present in some foods naturally. Salt is listed as a' sodium# on the nutrition information label and its consumption should be limited to no more than 2,4 g per day.

    Allergens

    Allergens are those foods that cause allergic reactions, when a product contains allergens, these are usually bold in the ingredient section, some presentations present it on the front of the packaging to prevent the consumer.

    To learn more about allergens you can visit our article, click here.

    Percentage value per day:

    It is a guide with nutrients contained in a portion of food in relation to a standard diet, that is, if a food mentions 15% calcium, it means it provides 15% of the calcium you need daily.

    That is, every day an adult who requires about 2000 Kcal is advised to consume a certain amount of sodium, calcium, fats, sugars and so on. Based on this value it is indicated how much a ration of the food that we are visualizing contributes (in percentage). Thus, a food that has more than 20% VD of Kcal is high, as only the consumption of it covers 20% of the calories that we need daily.

    A commitment to nutrition by:

    It is important to be able to verify that the food we consume is mostly of natural origin in order to enjoy the benefits of the same, San Juan Agroexport has green vegetables, both conventional and high quality organic, allergen-free, with safety standards throughout the process of taking them from our farms to your table, we have a commitment to nutrition, which is why #Somossanjuan.

    Blog How to read a food label

    Currently the accelerated lifestyle has caused many people not to pay attention to all those foods they consume, this situation is dangerous as they are not aware of the substances they are carrying to their body, Based on this, we need to learn about the information on food labels and the impact they have on health.

    What information does the food labels contain?
                    The data presented are usually:

    Size of the portion:

    The first fact that appears on the label is the serving size of the food, all foods have different serving sizes, But there is one important fact that needs to be carefully considered, as not all foods contain just one portion.

                    It is important to know this because many people believe that by ingesting all the contents of the packaging they are consuming what is described on the label, when in fact they are consuming perhaps double or triple for lack of knowledge.

    Calories:

                    Calories are the energy the body can receive at the time of consumption, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) , the intake of 40 calories per serving is considered low, 100 calories is moderate and 400 calories or more is high.

                    Actually this data is also relative, since also accompanied by the calories that a food contains, it is necessary to know how nutritious a food is.

    Fats

    Fats are not necessarily harmful, our body needs fats naturally, the problem lies in the origin of these fats, here we can appreciate saturated fats and trans fats.

    Saturated fats: They are those found in animal foods, such as milk, sausages, meats and are also present in some vegetables, as in coconut oil and palm oil. These are solid at room temperature and are visible (as in chicken skin and other meats and milk fat) and invisible (contained within foods naturally).

    Trans fats: Trans fats occur when food manufacturers convert liquid oils into solid fats, such as butter or margarine. Trans fats are found in many fried, "fast" foods, packaged or processed, for example: breaded and fried, lard and margarine in bar, pastries, cake mix, cake, cake dough. If the label includes hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, the product contains trans fats.

    Cholesterol:

    Cholesterol is a natural substance in our body, however, we must take care of daily intake since high levels in the body are harmful.

    On a normal day the daily intake can consume portions between 450 and 600 mg, although it is recommended to be able to manage a diet containing less than 300 mg daily for an ideal balance for our health.

    Carbohydrates

    Carbohydrates are an elementary source of energy to our body, the body can transform carbohydrates into glucose for its proper functioning, but if it consumes much more energy than is required, the body transforms carbohydrates into fat and stores it.

    In this aspect it is necessary to be careful since there are complex carbohydrates, if it is not described which are complex hydrates and which are sugars or simple hydrates, we can refer to its ingredients and see if it has sugar, fructose, sucrose or honey among its ingredients. If these names are included in its list of ingredients it is because the product contains simple sugars and should be taken into account for people with high triglycerides or diabetes, for example.

    American feeding standards recommend consuming about 50% of daily calories in the form of carbohydrates, this means that the recommended dose would be 250 grams in a diet of 2000 kcal, It is also recommended to consume at least 100 to 130 grams daily for a correct balance.

    Sugars

    It is one of the most important data to which we must lend it, some food industries have taken care to disguise these data to benefit their sales, the sugar of the food is included in the data of carbohydrates, the sugars mentioned on the labels refer to the aggregates, these can be found as: (Dextrin, Dextrose, Diastatic Malt, Ethyl Maltol, Glucose, Glucose Solids, Lactose, Malt Syrup, Maltose, Galactose, Maltodextrin among others)

    Another recurring problem is that, while natural fruit sugar does good for our health, it is one of the tricks that have been used to justify the quantities of sugar in the products.

    Fiber

    The fiber data of a product is also included within carbohydrates If a product has high fiber content is beneficial, but it is necessary to know its origin and that it really is natural and not added in an artificial way to be able to promote the product as high fiber [ Added fiber appears as polydextrose, inulin or oligofructose, Dietary fibre is not necessarily bad, but we need to assess the levels so that we can make sure that we are not dealing with a pseudo-food.

    Sodium

    Sodium naturally present in some foods should cover the recommended amounts, as the population consumes more sodium than it should. When the kidneys, in charge of removing it, cannot do so because there is an excess of this mineral, hypertension can occur.

    Sodium is a component of salt and is present in some foods naturally. Salt is listed as a' sodium# on the nutrition information label and its consumption should be limited to no more than 2,4 g per day.

    Allergens

    Allergens are those foods that cause allergic reactions, when a product contains allergens, these are usually bold in the ingredient section, some presentations present it on the front of the packaging to prevent the consumer.

    To learn more about allergens you can visit our article, click here.

    Percentage value per day:

    It is a guide with nutrients contained in a portion of food in relation to a standard diet, that is, if a food mentions 15% calcium, it means it provides 15% of the calcium you need daily.

    That is, every day an adult who requires about 2000 Kcal is advised to consume a certain amount of sodium, calcium, fats, sugars and so on. Based on this value it is indicated how much a ration of the food that we are visualizing contributes (in percentage). Thus, a food that has more than 20% VD of Kcal is high, as only the consumption of it covers 20% of the calories that we need daily.

    A commitment to nutrition by:

    It is important to be able to verify that the food we consume is mostly of natural origin in order to enjoy the benefits of the same, San Juan Agroexport has green vegetables, both conventional and high quality organic, allergen-free, with safety standards throughout the process of taking them from our farms to your table, we have a commitment to nutrition, which is why #Somossanjuan.

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