Sunvado is Tradin Organic’s processing facility for premium organic avocado oil. The processing facility is located in the heart of our organic avocado growing region, about 300km south of Addis Ababa. We work with over 30,000 organic avocado farmers, who provide the raw material for the factory. From the Sunvado processing facility we produce two types of oils: organic extra virgin avocado oil and refined avocado oil. For more information, visit the Sunvado website.
The factory building and the production line are brand new and we finished installing the production line mid 2019. The state-of-the-art avocado processing line was installed by our European equipment suppliers. With our top-notch production line, we are able to produce organic avocado oil according to the highest quality and food safety standards. For more information on the steps in the production process, click here.
Once the avocados are harvested and collected we allow the fruit to naturally reach optimum ripeness. Only the highest quality organic avocados are selected for our organic extra virgin avocado oil. With the skin and stone removed the oil is cold pressed from the flesh of the fruit. Using only temperature controlled physical processes, the water is removed and the oil is purified and allowed to settle. Our organic EV Avocado oil imparts a fresh and delicate avocado aroma with nutty, grassy, buttery flavors and a vibrant green hue. The oil is high in monounsaturated fat and has a high smoke point (>250 Celsius) whilst the delicate extraction methods retain beneficial phytochemicals such as chlorophyll, tocopherol, carotenoids (lutein), and phytosterols. This versatile oil has many applications from high heat frying to low heat, dipping, dressing and personal care applications. Organic Extra Virgin Avocado oil can be offered in drums and totes.
Organic refined avocado oil is also seen on the market as ‘pure’ or ‘naturally refined’. From Sunvado we produce a certified organic refined avocado oil. This oil has a very subtle flavor and aroma and a light yellow color. Once the oil is cold pressed from the fruit through a series of temperature controlled steps, we gently purify the oil to retain the beneficial fatty acids. With a fatty acid profile akin to Mediterranean olive oil, our organic refined avocado oil is stable and versatile. Our organic refined avocado oil is suitable for home cooking and industrial applications. Tradin Organic can supply refined and winterized/dewaxed organic refined avocado oil. Our organic refined avocado oil can be offered in tanker/flexi, totes and drums.
Our organic avocados are not grown on large scale commercial plantations. Instead, they grow on organic coffee farms, where the farmers use the avocado trees to provide shade for their coffee. Before the opening of the SUNVADO processing facility, the organic avocado farmers did not have access to an export market for their avocados. Some of the avocados were sold on the local market at very low prices, but most of the avocados were not collected or harvested and left to rot. We made it our mission to change that.
With the SUNVADO facility up-and-running, the farmers can obtain a better price for their avocados. In addition, we helped to set up the organic certification for our farmers, which gives them access to a Premium organic price.
We are helping our farmers to adopt regenerative agroforestry practices, through farmer field schools and input provision. This will help our farmers to boost the productivity of their farms, while improving soil health. On top of this, we are setting up a Fair-For-Life certification, which will provide additional benefits and premiums for our farmers.
Besides providing opportunities for farmers, SUNVADO also helps create jobs in a region that offers limited employment opportunities. During the avocado season, our processing facility employs around 60 workers, half of which are women. In addition, our avocado sourcing operation employs nearly 200 extension workers, field staff, harvesters and collectors.
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1012AB Amsterdam, NL