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Pomegranate juice concentrate production season in 2023


Pomegranate juice concentrate production season in 2023 started and We are delighted to announce that we have begun production of our highly anticipated pomegranate juice concentrate made from the freshest Iranian pomegranates. As the leading producer of fruit purees and concentrates, Pomunaco harnesses state-of-the-art technology and commitment to quality to capture the rich goodness of ruby red pomegranates at their best. We wish continued success ahead and sincerely hope this season uplifts the health and wellbeing of consumers worldwide. A warm welcome to all our valuable customers and visitors. We wish you the very best for the coming season and look forward to continuing your rewarding partnerships.

Maximize Health with Pomunaco’s Pomegranate Juice Concentrates

The pomegranate harvest season has begun in Iran, bringing the brightest ruby-red super fruits bursting with sweet-tart juice. As Iran’s leading fruit purees and concentrates producer, Pomunaco has started processing fresh pomegranates into their much-awaited pomegranate juice concentrate.

Pomunaco captures the pomegranate’s peak flavor and nutritional excellence within each batch of premium quality concentrate. Let’s explore Iran’s pomegranate cultivation statistics, Pomunaco’s production capabilities, the key benefits of pomegranate juice concentrates, and their wide applications. For more information, visit our pomegranate Juice Concentrate product page.



Iran’s Annual Pomegranate Cultivation and Production

Iran dominates global pomegranate output, delivering over 1.5 million metric tons per year. The country’s unique climate with hot, dry summers and cool winters creates ideal conditions for pomegranate orchards to thrive.

Major pomegranate farmlands exist across the Iranian provinces of Tehran, Saveh, Qazvin, and Yazd. Markazi province contains the maximum area under pomegranate cultivation, harboring over 66,000 hectares of fruit orchards.

August through November constitutes peak pomegranate harvest season in Iran. The fruits achieve maximum ripeness during this period, ensuring high sweetness and juice content. Most fresh pomegranates get sold domestically or exported globally to meet the surging demand. The remainder undergoes processing into pomegranate juice, concentrates, jams, vinegar, or powders.

Fresh Pomegranate juice concentrate production season in 2023

Pomunaco’s recently expanded state-of-the-art fruit processing unit applies cutting-edge production technologies. Their factory utilizes fresh Iranian pomegranates as raw material to churn out premium quality juice concentrates daily.

Pomunaco’s ultra-modern concentrate production line encompasses automated sorting, fruit washing, peel removal, and flash pasteurization stages. The innovative process retains the maximum natural flavor and heat-sensitive phytonutrients within the concentrates.

Their impeccable food quality standards and non-GMO pomegranates ensure exceptional product purity. With current capacities reaching 60 metric tons per day, Pomunaco aims to capture a sizeable share of global pomegranate concentrate demand.

Benefits of Pomegranate Juice Concentrates

Pomunaco’s pomegranate juice concentrates deliver all the super fruit’s scientifically-proven health advantages including:

  1. Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Action Pomegranates contain antioxidant compounds like anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and punicalagins offering exceptional anti-inflammatory activity. Studies confirm daily intake of just a few ounces of juice concentrate strongly suppresses inflammatory biomarkers.
  2. Boosts Heart Health The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and nitric oxide-enhancing effects improve cardiovascular function substantially. Pomegranate juice concentrates reduce hypertension risk, curb LDL oxidation, maintain arterial elasticity for better blood flow.
  3. Anti-Cancer and Anti-Tumor Properties Test tube and animal research demonstrates pomegranate concentrate’s ability to inhibit prostate, colon, lung, and skin cancer cells. The antioxidants and plant compounds like ellagitannins appear to trigger cancer cell death pathways and restrict blood supply to malignant tumors.
  4. Guards Against Neurodegenerative Disorders Pomegranate phytonutrients exhibit neuroprotective effects against Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline. Studies indicate older adults drinking pomegranate juice daily show tangible enhancements in memory, learning, focus, and concentration capacities.
  5. Youthful Skin and UV Ray Protection Applying pomegranate seed oil or juice topically shields skin from sun damage while stimulating collagen and elastin synthesis. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity delays premature aging and wrinkles for a lasting youthful glow.


Characteristics and Uses of Pomegranate juice Concentrates

Pomunaco produces natural pomegranate juice concentrates that retain the vibrant red color and deliver a delightfully tangy, sweet flavor profile. They offer smooth, viscous texture and dissolving readily in water.

These concentrates simplify preparing commercial pomegranate products like ready-to-drink beverages. Blending small 3-5% quantities with water or fruit juices generates refreshing, nutrition-packed drinks bursting with authentic flavor.

Higher incorporation rates create intensely hued, antioxidant-rich sorbets, ice creams, fruit fillings, marinades, energy bars, etc. Pomunaco’s concentrates heighten taste and nutrition across various food applications spanning:

  1. Beverages including juices, smoothies, health drinks, etc.
  2. Dairy products like fruit yogurts, ice creams, frozen novelties
  3.  Baked foods such as artisan breads, breakfast cereals, snack bars
  4. Sauces, dips, salad dressings
  5. Fruit fillings and toppings
  6. Instant drink mixes and syrups

With exceptional anthocyanins and antioxidant capacity, these concentrates deliver pomegranate’s maximum therapeutic effects in every spoonful. Harnessing Pomunaco’s premium Iranian offerings can help food brands develop healthy products today’s consumers crave.

Top Producers and Importers Driving the Pomegranate Juice Concentrate Market

Pomegranate juice concentrate has emerged as one of the most lucrative fruit juice concentrates worldwide, valued at over $350 million currently. With health-conscious consumers increasingly seeking functional beverages packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and rich flavor, pomegranate concentrate demand is surging exponentially across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Iran Dominates Pomegranate Concentrate Production

Iran leads global pomegranate concentrate output by a vast margin, accounting for over 80% of total production currently. The country has ideal dry, hot summers supporting vast pomegranate orchards spanning 66,000+ hectares. Iranian factories like Pomona, Sadafco, Aras Company, and Ravand Sour Cherry apply cutting-edge technologies to convert fresh pomegranates into premium quality single strength juices and concentrates.

With production exceeding 750 metric tons every year, Iran exports pomegranate concentrate worth over $115 million to more than 32 countries. Major export destinations include North America, European countries like Germany and Russia, India, China, and the Middle East.

US and Europe – Top Pomegranate Juice Importers

The surging health food movement in the United States and Europe has catapulted pomegranate juice demand in these regions. US pomegranate juice imports are predicted to cross 9.38 million liters by 2027, translating to 5.1% CAGR between 2022 and 2027.

The US sources most pomegranate juice from Turkey, Iran, Armenia, and India catering to robust domestic consumption. Europe also heavily depends on imported Iranian and Turkish pomegranate juices and concentrates to meet strong regional demand as local European output remains inadequate.

As health and wellness product significance grows, pomegranate juices and concentrates should continue solidifying their position as mainstay functional ingredients across the global F&B sector.


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