Pomegranate

Pomegranate: The controversy over the fruit that Adam gave Eve may continue an Apple or a Pomegranate but the super-fruit status of Pomegranates is here to stay! We treat this super-fruit with a lot of respect, from storage to processing. The fruit is fed into a washer where it is cleaned in an air bubbling water bath. It moves into the process hall onto a conveyor, careful eyes look at it and remove the damaged fruit- this is the last human touch. The fruit moves into specialized aril (seeds) extraction machine which separates the skin and pith from the arils. These are then gently squeezed in a membrane press without causing any damage to the core of the seeds. This juice then goes through pasteurization and based on the desired end product can pass through either the Ultra-filtration system or directly go to the evaporator where water is evaporated under vacuum and low temperatures to retain the extra-ordinary properties of the product.

Pomegranate Juice Concentrate, Clarified
Specifications

Physio-Chemical Specifification
Color Red
Taste Typical to Pomegranate
Other Free from Foreign Matter
Total Soluble Solid (TSS) 13±1 °Brix at 20 °C
Acidity (as Citric Acid) 0.25-0.65% w/w
pH Value 3.0 to 3.7
Preservative None


Microbiological Specifification
Total Plate Count (TPC) <10 cfu/gm
Yeast <10 cfu/gm
Mould <10 cfu/gm
E. Coli None
Coliform None
Salmonella None


Packaging and Storage
Packing Aseptic bag with Polyliner kept inside painted widemouthed MS Drum. Net Weight 210 + 1Kg if stored at 0- 5 °C & 200+ 1 Kg if stored at -18 °C.
Shelf Life & Storage 12 months at 0-5°C, 18 months at -18° C
Physio-Chemical Specifification
Color Red
Taste Typical to Pomegranate
Other Free from Foreign Matter
Total Soluble Solid (TSS) 65 ± 1 °Brix at 20° C
Acidity (as Citric Acid) 1.2-2.5% w/w
pH Value 3.0 to 3.7
Preservative None


Microbiological Specifification
Total Plate Count (TPC) <10 cfu/gm
Yeast <10 cfu/gm
Mold <10 cfu/gm
E. Coli None
Coliform None
Salmonella None


Packaging and Storage
Packing Aseptic bag with Polyliner kept inside painted widemouthed MS Drum. Net Weight 270 + 1 Kg.
Shelf Life & Storage 18 months at -18 ° C
Physio-Chemical Specifification
Color Red
Taste Typical to Pomegranate
Other Free from Foreign Matter
Total Soluble Solid (TSS) 13±1 °Brix at 20° C
Acidity (as Citric Acid) 0.25-0.65% w/w
pH Value 3.0 to 3.7
Turbidity Max 50 NTUs at 3° Brix
Preservative None


Microbiological Specification
Total Plate Count (TPC) <10 cfu/gm
Yeast <10 cfu/gm
Mold <10 cfu/gm
E. Coli None
Coliform None
Salmonella None


Packaging and Storage
Packing Aseptic bag with Polyliner kept inside painted widemouthed MS Drum. Net Weight 210 +1 Kg if stored at 0- 5 °C & 200 +1 Kg if stored at -18 °C
Shelf Life & Storage 9 months at 0-5° C , 12 months at -18° C
Physio-Chemical Specifification
Color Red
Taste Typical to Pomegranate
Other Free from Foreign Matter
Total Soluble Solid (TSS) 65 ±1 °Brix at 20° C
Acidity (as Citric Acid) 1.2-2.5% w/w
pH Value 3.0 to 3.7
Turbidity Max. 50 NTUs at 3° Brix
Preservative None


Microbiological Specifification
Yeast <10 cfu/gm
Mold <10 cfu/gm
Total Plate Count (TPC) <10 cfu/gm
E. Coli None
Coliform None
Salmonella None


Packaging and Storage
Packing Aseptic bag with Polyliner kept inside painted, widemouthed MS Drum. Net Weight 270 + 1 Kg.
Shelf Life & Storage 18 months at -18° C.