There is availability of the fruit throughout the year. This food has lots of nutrients beneficial to health and beauty. It is worth noting the presence of vitamins A and C and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron. It is rich in carbohydrates. It has too much fiber which makes it essential to the diet of people suffering from constipation.
|BANANA NUTRIENTS. (100 grams)|
|VITAMIN C (MG)||11|
|VITAMIN B6 (MG)||0.3|
Variety: Cavendish bananas
Class: ”AAA” Premium
Case Style: 22XU
Brand: Circus de Ole
Grade: Min. 39 mm Max. 46 mm
Net weight: 19.5 kgs.
Cluster per box: 16
Finger size: 20 cm min
Number of fingers per hand: Min. 5 Max.
TAKING DOWN THE FRUIT:
The workers take down the cluster and stop it in a gutter to be taken until the funicular and by means of this until the packer.
QUALITY CONTROL AND CUTTING
Once in bunches to the packing, the inspector confirms field length and size of the fruit for export, also check condition almond, giving approval. After confirming the quality of the cluster by the inspector, the selectors come to make cuts in the hands of the cluster, avoiding hurt fruit and place them in the washing pools.
WASHING AND SELECTION
In pools they retire sludges of the fruit as well as the “desfloramiento” of the banana tree hands (little clusters). Specialized people divide the whole hands of banana tree in square clusters of 6 and 8 fingers.
WEIGHT AND FOGGIN
The following step is to weigh the washed fruit in according to the demands of the market consumer, then it goes by a system atomization called “Foggins” where are used healing and fungicides recommended to maintain under good sanitary conditions before receiving the seen good of the supervisors of quality.
In each banana tree cluster the label of mark of the company responsible of the trade is placed, in the correct position of the same one, fulfilling the norms of quality and hygiene.
FRUIT PACKING PROCESS
Technicians in packing select the clusters for their size for then to be packed in cardboard boxes 22XU with a polyethylene protection, fulfilling the norms of quality, since this is the last point where the fruit is visualized before to place them in the means of transport.