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Category Archives: Processing

Olive Oil Production – Season #2 begins

The olives in the photo above have just been transferred by plastic tote boxes from our farm to our factory in Ensenada.  At this point, they will be visually inspected, selected, separated and washed prior to loading into the vacuum tank shown below. Although we call this season #2 for Seagate’s olive oil production, this […]

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Seagate Seaweed and Radiation Testing update

Since the 2011 Japan Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster, Seagate has been carefully monitoring the production of Seaweed Powder for any levels of radiation.   Of primary concern is the possible presence of radioactive isotope Iodine-131. Federal FDA standards for food products allows a max level of 170 Bq/kg. Seagate harvests their seaweed along the Pacific […]

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Settle Into An All-Natural Routine with Seagate Auto Shipments

So you’ve decided to take an all-natural approach to staying healthy…congratulations! Perhaps you’ve started taking natural supplements, like our grape seed extract and carrot powder, or started relieving minor illnesses with natural remedies like olive leaf nasal and throat spray. As with many parts of life, staying healthy is all about routine and consistency. Adjusting […]

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Olive Oil Production Begins

After comparing the quality to the best olive oils imported from Italy we decided to make the statement that appears on our caps that this is ‘The Best You Ever Had”. This is probably the only facility in the world using vacuum technology to extract olive oil. It took 3 years to perfect. It is […]

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Grapes

The coastal range of northwestern Baja California has a year-round Mediterranean climate, with plenty of sunshine and warm dry summers.  The Guadalupe River Valley near Seagate’s factory in Ensenada has become a small but growing center of grape-growing and wine production.  Seagate has been processing Grape Seed  Extract since 1996, receiving grapes from select nearby […]

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Seaweed Part II – Grover’s Skin Rash By Richard Lentz

Today’s blog entry is a little different from the usual theme of showing photos of Seagate’s farm and factory, in to bring you Grover’s “Disease” or “Rash”, or  whatever it is??  The word disease is in parenthesis because dermatologists have no idea what it is, what causes it, how to treat it or if it […]

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Lemons

The decision to develop a new product at Seagate is based upon 3 key factors: 1) whether the company can produce the raw material themselves, either from their farming or fishing operations; 2) whether the product is different or unique from products already available in the health food industry; and 3) whether the new product […]

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Powder Grinding

After last week’s blog (scroll down below) about prostitution, drug trafficking, and tacos in Tijuana, this week it is back to business with a discussion about how Seagate pulverizes freeze-dried raw materials into powder.  First, some local news- April 27th marked the date of the annual Newport (CA) to Ensenada yacht race. The two sailboats […]

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The Freeze-Drying Process

    The concept of freeze-drying is simple —  the evaporation of water directly from ice.     However, the machinery and controls to accomplish freeze-drying are very expensive and challenging. Most of the 20 raw materials that Seagate processes are freeze-dried in the Ensenada factory. This method very gently removes the water, leaving the […]

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Nopal Cactus farming and processing

Nopal Cactus is one of 20 raw materials that Seagate produces on their farms and from their fishing operations. The cactus farm is located inland from their factory in Ensenada, Baja California in one of the most arid regions of the world.  Typical annual rainfalls average less than 6 inches per year in these inland […]

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