"A Big To-do About Something!"

We are so proud of our "Nutrition Facts" that we're making "A Big To-do About Something!"
No other sofrito company can make this claim!


Mi Sofrito Puro" is not only healthy but purely natural and our label, shown below, proves it, however, we realize that many people
do not know how to read a nutritional facts label. This is the reason we have decided to help you understand and determine
the amount of calories and nutrients in a serving -two tbsp- of "Mi Sofrito Puro"

How To Read Our Nutrition Facts Label

Understanding food labels can help you make wise choices, below is the most important elements found on our nutritional label.
(NOTE: The label shown below is our quart quantity label)

Click on any item below for more information.






1. Our One Serving Size = 2 Tbsp/30ml
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1. Our One Serving Size = 2 Tbsp/30ml

The serving size, at the top of every label, is there for a specific reason. The nutritional information on the rest of the label applies to one serving. The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) sets serving sizes for all foods. They are measurements, not recommendations. Total calories are calculated per serving, as are total calories from fat, so be sure to look at the servings per container. Example: A bag of potato chips might say it has 150 calories per serving, but the entire bag might be three servings, or 450 calories (150 X 3).




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2. Our Calories = 15
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2. Our Calories = 15

A calorie is a measurement of heat. In the nutritional world it means the amount of heat needed to raise one kilogram of water by one degree centigrade and is a convenient method of calculating the energy contained in all food and drink.

Nutritionists, dietitians and weight watchers use calories as a measurement of the energy taken in and then used up by the human body. That means in order to maintain a healthy weight it is necessary to consume the same amount of calories as are burnt up. Too little exercise and eating food containing more calories than are used up results in becoming overweight. A surplus of calories is converted by the body into either muscle or fat depending on the amount of bodily activity.

If you enjoy your food it really is necessary to exercise regularly to avoid becoming overweight, this is the reason for so many couch potatoes, especially our children, being obese.




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3. % Daily Value
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3. % Daily Value

This is calculated for a moderately active woman, or a fairly sedentary man, who eats 2,000 calories a day. Highly active women, moderately active men, and growing teen boys may need closer to 2,500 calories a day.




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4. Our Total "natural" fat = 0.6g
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4. Our Total "natural" fat = 0.6g - Saturated fat = 0.1g & Trans fat = 0g

More important than total fat are the numbers for saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and trans fats. You want to see that the food contains relatively little saturated fat and trans fat, and relatively more polyunsaturated and monounsaturated. Keep in mind that "fat-free" doesn't equal "calorie-free." Many fat-free and low-fat foods have added sugar.




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5. Our Cholesterol = 0mg
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5. Our Cholesterol = 0mg

This is a fat-like chemical that's an essential component of cell membranes, a covering for nerve-cell fibers, and a building block of hormones. Only animal products contain cholesterol. Adults are advised to limit their daily intake to 300 milligrams. Too much can elevate your blood cholesterol, raising your heart-disease risk.




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6. Our Sodium = 3.9mg (Salt)
The recommended daily limit for an average adult is 2,300 milligrams (mg); too much... (continue)

6. Our Sodium = 3.9mg

(This is natural sodium. We do NOT add sodium! [Salt])

The recommended daily limit for an average adult is 2,300 milligrams (mg); too much sodium can cause high blood pressure. The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) has concluded that a food is low in sodium if it contains no more than 140 milligrams (mg).




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7. Our Potassium = 65.2mg
Getting enough of this mineral, 4,700 milligrams a day for adults, may help prevent hi... (continue)

7. Our Potassium = 65.2mg

Getting enough of this mineral, 4,700 milligrams a day for adults, may help prevent high blood pressure. Low potassium can lead to an irregular heartbeat.




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8. Our Total Carbohydrates = 2g
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8. Our Total Carbohydrates = 2g

This large category includes everything from whole grains (healthy carbs) to sugar and other refined carbs (unhealthy ones). It's most helpful to look at the sugar and fiber numbers.




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9. Our Fiber = 1.3g
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9. Our Fiber = 1.3g

The average adult should eat between 21 and 35 grams of fiber daily, but most don't reach that level. When buying bread or cereal, look for a brand with 3 grams or more per serving. Some labels describe whether the fiber is soluble or insoluble. Both are important. Soluble fiber, found in oatmeal, barley, and dried beans, can help lower cholesterol levels. Insoluble fiber, found in whole grains and fruit and vegetable skins, protects against bowel disorders and may help digestion.




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10. Our Sugars = 0.6g
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10. Our Sugars = 0.6g

(These are natural sugars. We do NOT add sugar!)

These simple carbohydrates include glucose, dextrose, fructose, and galactose, all of which provide little nutritional value. Sugar shows up in surprising places, like crackers, "healthy" cereals, and salad dressings. It's often added to foods that need a flavor boost (like low-fat products). However, some products contain sugars which are produced naturally.




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11. Our Protein = 0.5g
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11. Our Protein = 0.5g

In general, .45 gram of protein daily per pound of body weight (that's 68 grams for a 150 lb person) is plenty of protein, even if you're breast-feeding or physically active. Most Americans get enough protein effortlessly (unless they're vegetarians). However, it's rare for people eating a normal diet to get too much.




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12. Our Vitamins and Minerals =...
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12. Our Vitamins and Minerals =
"A" 17%, "C" 30%, Calcium 5%, & Iron 5%

This list includes the vitamins and minerals found in the food naturally, along with any added to it, and the percentage of daily value for each, again, calculated for a 2,000 calorie-a-day diet. The footnote (not found on all nutrition labels) provides a table listing the total daily grams of fat, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, carbohydrates, and fiber that the USDA recommends in a 2,000 or 2,500-calorie diet.




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13. Ingredients
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13. Ingredients

According to the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) product's ingredients must be listed in descending order of predominance by weightorder of quantity, so the major ones come first. This means that the ingredient that weighs the most is listed first, and the ingredient that weighs the least is listed last.




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14. You need to know!
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14. You need to know!

At this point, I am sure that you have come to the same conclusion as many other persons have. "Mi Sofrito Puro ® is the best sofrito on the market!" However, there are a few things you may still not be aware of.

If you read the ingredients on our competitors' labels, you will notice that many have been adding MSG (mono sodium glutamate) which is a cancer causing ingredient. They also add "Vegetable Gum" which is a food thickening agent. The main reasons why these are added is because: 1) "MSG" stimulates brain cell activity and tricks your brain to think the food you are eating tastes good, and 2) "Vegetable Gum" amplifies the volume of the product and increases their bottom line! Once water is included, it dilutes the product to an extreme and the vegetable gum gives it a thicker look. It also adds weight to the product that lacks natural ingredients. The benefit to them is that this helps their profit margin.

What effect does this product (also known as Guar Gum) has on the consumer? This additive has a negative repercussion based on its ability to block the gastrointestinal track and clearly reveals that the health of the customer, and their family, is not a consideration. Guar Gum/Vegetable Gum is not good for anyone and may cause constipation after eating a full meal.

Other ingredients, which are not really harmful but are also not fresh, are dehydrated onions and dehydrated garlic which are used instead of fresh onions and garlic. Again, they do this because in cuts down on labor and increases their profit.

I have also noticed that even the competitors' sofrito is not authentic sofrito. The ingredients speak for themselves as revealed in the list of their own ingredients. When you compare the amount of recao, cilantro, oregano and salt (in that order) you will notice that combined they are less than 10%; green peppers is 60%! Once again, this is to optimize on profit at the expense of your hard earned dollar.

Even though with any business making a profit is significant, we feel that YOUR HEALTH is more valuable! Revealing to you that we truly care is very gratifying. Your satisfaction is extremely important and should never be at the expense of our "bottom line!"




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