Few would know that the Guava finds it origins in Central America and Mexico. Today of course the fruit has spread throughout the world, and right from Hawaii to India.
In India, White Guava is primarily produced in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. Allahabad Variety, produced in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, Is generally considered the best.
The fruit is included amongst super-fruits for health given rich base of health properties. A single guava contains four times the amount of Vitamin C as that in an orange.
The product is derived from fresh, sound ripe, White Guava fruit (Psidium guajava Mytraceae VAR white). Firm fully matured Guavas are harvested, quickly transported to fruit processing plant and inspected. Fully ripened Guava fruits are then washed, deseeded, pulp extracted, centrifuged ( if required) thermally processed and aseptically filled by HTST process into pre-sterilized bags or in OTS cans which are hermetically sealed processed and cooled.
Organoleptical, Physical and Chemical Analysis
Uniform, gritty, smooth, free from fibers and any foreign matter.
Aroma and Flavor
Characteristic prominent aroma of natural ripe Guava and free from any fermented & off flavor and free from scorched or caramelized flavor.
Characteristic typical sweet acidic taste of natural ripe Guava fruit. Free from any off taste.
Appealing Ivory white to creamish white.
Brix @ 20ºC: 20º Min
Acidity: 0.6 to 1.0 (As % anhydrous citric acid W/W)
pH @ 20ºC: < 4.00
Consistency@ 20° C: <6 cm / 30 Sec (Bostwick)
Black Specks: < Nil
Brown Specks: < 10 no per 10 Gms in 9° Brix diluted pulp
Total Plate Count: <10 CFU per gram.
Yeast and Mould Count: <10 CFU per gram
Coliform: Absent per gram
Pathogens: Absent per gram
“Commercially sterile”, free from bacillus, osomophilic yeast, coliform and any other pathogenic microorganism and fit for human consumption.
Product is free from added sugar, dyestuff, synthetic flavor, stabilizers, pesticides & herbicidal residues and radioactive contamination.
‘Good Manufacturing Practices’ is applied in the manufacturing process to meet the laid down given standards as per HACCP by ISA Cert B.V Netherlands, SGF (SGF International E.V) and ISO – 9001 (AQA International).
Free from any chemical preservatives
In conformance with WHO recommendations & EC directives.
Aseptic fruit concentrates are available in (225 +/- 2 kgs) bags in drum. Aseptic fruit concentrates are filled on US-FDA approved aseptic filler into pre-sterilized, high-barrier bags placed in steel drums internally painted with food grade lacquer and lid tightly closed to ensure no free space inside the drum.
80 drums per 20 ft container palletized or unpalletized.
6 x 3.1kgs A-10 cans in one carton and 1000 cartons in 20 ft container.
It should be stored at cool & dry place below 15 °C preferably below 7 °C for retention of Ivory cream to whitish cream color intact. Guava fruit puree has a natural phenomenal tendency of color loss during the storage at higher temperature.
It should be stored at ambient temperature of ( 25° – 30°C).Guava fruit puree has a natural phenomenal tendency of color loss during the storage particularly after 6 months & above and further it deteriorate slowly as the storage period is extended.
12 months from the date of production under above mentioned storage conditions. The contents must be immediately used after opening the bag or can.
Aseptic fruit concentrate can also be supplied as per customer’s specification.