• 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 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

    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

    Foodborne Diseases

    Foodborne Diseases are a reality that many people do not know, in 2015, 600 million people in the world were suffered by ETA, as a result, unfortunately died 420,000; in this article we will know a little of this theme, which are exactly and what are the ways to avoid them.

    Are solid, natural, prepared or beverages, such as water, food, can lead to aliments can used by pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, or chemical components that are found in its composition.

    We have to know that the pathogens are microorganisms that can be found in food and that these same entering our body causing these diseases, these pathogens get to the food by pollutants.

    There are three types of pollutants: biological agents, chemical agents and physical agents.

    Biological agents: bacteria, toxins, fungi, parasites and viruses.

    Chemicals: fertilizers, pesticides, bleach, detergent, etc.

    Physical agents: glass, metal, nails, hairs, etc.

    When food comes into contact with any of these agents, the likelihood of contamination is very high, fortunately there are actions to prevent the spread of these harmful pathogens, some of them are:}

    When you travel abroad

    • Drink only potable water. If you have any doubts of its purity, use bottled water

    • Avoid consuming ice made with tap water

    • Prefer vegetables, fish and cooked seafood

    • Purchase your food only in local set not with the street commerce

    • Wash your hands often, with soap and water, especially before eating, handling food or after going to the bathroom

    General recommendations

    • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before eating, when preparing food, and after going to the bathroom or move to a nursing infant

    • Handle separately the raw food (meat, fish, seafood, vegetables) of other products, to avoid cross-contamination

    • Consuming well-cooked food, especially meat, chicken, eggs, fish and shellfish

    • Eat cooked fruits, and vegetables that grow close to the ground

    • Keep food at safe temperature (refrigerated products are less than 5 ° and the hot dishes more than 65º)

    • Do not eat home-made mayonnaise (because of the raw egg)

    • Buy and consume food only in areas authorized by Health Departments.

    • Use only potable water. If there is not, to be boiled at least 3 minutes and leave to cool

    • Clean and disinfect countertops and spaces where food is prepared

    • Maintain clean bathrooms and kitchens

    In San Juan Agroexport we have measures of food security and safety to ensure that our foods do not have chemical contamination, we have a variety of vegetables, conventional and organic have certifications the world for your safety and the safety of your family, always remember to take into account at all times the above-mentioned recommendations when cooking your food, don't forget to follow the instructions for handling and preparation as indicated in the labels of the products you consume.

    Our commitment is to always deliver the best of Guatemala to the world, because that, We are San Juan.

    The benefits of vegetables according to their colour

    The benefits of vegetables according to their colour

    Nature is simply extraordinary, each and every food gift provides us health benefits that we are often unaware of.

                    One of the curiosities that sometimes we do not know is that the colors of the vegetables reveal to us what type of kindness they can provide to our organism; in this occasion we will know the nutrients that characterize certain colors and this way to know the best combination for the diets of our daily consumption and of the school menu.

    White color:

    The white color of the vegetables and fruits provide us photochemicals such as allicin, antoxanthin and inulin, these help the immune system by acting as an antibacterial in the body, these also present benefits in the cardiovascular system, among these vegetables are: onions, cauliflower, cabbage, garlic and radish.

    The many photochemicals and other nutrients in onions work synergistically to provide synergistic health benefits that reach the entire body, research has shown that including onions in your diet can offer the following benefits:

    - Preventing the inflammatory processes associated with asthma

    - Reduce the symptoms associated with diabetes           

    - Lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels

    - Reduce symptoms associated with osteoporosis and improve bone health

    - Maintain gastrointestinal health by feeding beneficial bacteria

     

    Orange color:

                    This color is given thanks to beta-carotene, a nutrient that is soluble in fat and provides benefits to vision, when digested by the small intestine is transformed into vitamin A, also known as retinol, is responsible for many of its functions, produce pigments in the retina of the eye, this vitamin promotes good vision, especially in low light, which is why it is a fact of general culture that carrots provide contributions to the sense of sight.

    Carrots can be cooked in stews and casseroles, roasted in the oven, made into a rich cream or eaten raw in salads. And of course, it's also a great ingredient for making desserts, from carrot cake to whole-grain muffins to sponge cakes.

    Green in color:

    This distinctive color found in a great majority of vegetables is due to the presence of a pigment called chlorophyll, depending on the incidence of PH that is given in plants, these can range from a dark color as in some peppers, or light colors like lettuce.

    These vegetables are rich in magnesium and potassium, contain vitamins A, C, E, B and K, are excellent antioxidants and are a rich source of fiber, some of the health benefits are

    - Nourishes and strengthens the circulatory system.

    - Nourishes and strengthens the intestines.

    - It is anti anemic, especially for those children who show signs of weakness.

    - Good complement for those who practice high performance physical activity.

    - It has anti-cancer and anti-mutagenic potential.

    Green beans are a nutritious addition to any food and are available year-round. They are an alternative to lightly steamed, or stir-fried diets as a gourmet option for lunch or dinner.

    Variety that makes the difference

    San Juan Agroexport offers you a variety of vegetables that provide great benefits to your health. Our vegetables are grown with the most demanding innocuousness techniques that allow us to provide you with the best conventional and organic products, which are perfect in the daily diets of both adults and children that promote a healthy life in the daily diet.

    The recommended portions in the consumption of fruits and vegetables are

    Fruits (2 to 4 portions per day)

    - At least one citrus fruit

    - A seasonal fruit

    - Consume 100% fruit packed juice.

    Vegetables (3 to 5 servings per day)

    - At least 2 to 3 raw

    - At least 2 to 3 cooked.

    - Always consume the wide variety of vegetables to have a varied diet.

     

    As part of supporting a healthy life, we invite you to join the "5 a day" movement, which promotes the consumption of at least 5 fruits or vegetables a day. To learn more about the recommended ways you can consume these fruits and vegetables, we invite you to become a fan of their page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/5aldiaspain/. (In the English version we will suggest the page https://fruitsandveggies.org/)

    We promote a healthy life through our vegetables, always giving the best of Guatemala to the world, that's why #SomosSanJuan.

     

    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.

    Blog 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.

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