Pomegranate Juice Concentrate – Discover applications and benefits
Dec 11, 2017
The pomegranate juice concentrate is our last creation and has been elaborated with a new method developed during the last 3 years with our own technology. The result is a promegranate juice concentrate with no seeds. The base of this pomegranate juice concentrate is especially recommended for drinks in dilution indication of 1:3 to obtain a final beverage with 13º Brix.
The Spanish pomegranate juice concentrate is known to be one of the best pomegranates in the world. Spain is one of the main pomegranate producers at a global level and the biggest exporter in Europe. The current surface of pomegranate trees in Spain exceeds 2.500 hectares and the production is close to 20.000 tonnes.
LemonConcentrate collects the promegranates in Murcia which is one of the locations in Spain with the highest quality of this kind of fruit, as well as being one of the main producers.
Our pomegranates come from the tree called Punica granatum. The typical pomegranate of this tree is called balausta. The seeds are angular and hard on the inside, the outer layer of the head is covered by a thin layer or juicy, red, pink or yellowish-white, acid pulp, and the diameter of the fruit is between 5 and 8 cm.
Pomegranate juice concentrate: main qualities and uses
In addition, the pomegranate juice concentrate has been lately investigated for its antioxidant qualities. In fact, it has about three times more antioxidants than red wine or green tea. It is important to add that 70% of the antioxidants of this fruit is located in its peel, that’s why our concentrates preserve always the skin of the pomegranate, not to loose any of those properties. This makes it ideal for the elaboration of pure pomegranate juice as well as for the combination of the pomegranate with any other fruit in order to increase their benefits.
The pomegranate juice concentrate can be used to elaborate a large list of different products, such as pomegranate ice cream; pomegranate sweets; pomegranate sodas; or even pomegranate beer.
The process to obtain one of these final products includes 4 steps. The first one refers to the work in the field in order to make sure all the fruits receive the best care. Afterwards, when the fruit achieves its best condition its collected and brought to LemonConcentrate’s facilities for the processing which represent the third step.
LemonConcentrate has the latest technology and makes sure all the fruits are properly processed without losing any of the properties. It has a specific treatment for each fruit and also depending on the product we want to obtain. The final step falls on our clients’ wishes and refers to the elaboration of final products as the ones mentioned before.
Kind of pomegranate products
The pomegranate can be enjoyed in many ways, the most common being eaten by hand. The pomegranate is cut and separated to reveal the seeds and juice sacs. The seeds can also be removed and pressed to release the juice. Pomegranate juice is especially common in Iran, but is also consumed in other countries.
Throughout history, people have consumed the fruit for its unique flavour and purported health benefits. Today, research supports some of the claims about the health benefits of pomegranates and pomegranate juice.
We have availability of both concentrate, juice NFC, juice powder, compound and essential oil.
As with most juices, pomegranate juice lacks the fiber that’s available in its whole fruit form (the pomegranate seeds). Here’s how the juice and the whole fruit measure up:
Pomegranate Juice vs. Pomegranate Seeds
|1 Cup Pomegranate Juice||151||38 g||32 g||0 g|
|1 Cup Pomegranate Seeds||144||32.5 g||23.8 g||7 g|
As can be seen in the graph above, the main difference between drinking the juice and eating the fruit is that the fruit is a rich source of fibre. The sugar in pomegranate juice, without its fibre, can cause a sharp rise in blood sugar levels.
You may consider eating the whole fruit rather than drinking the juice, as the fibre prevents the spike in blood sugar that can occur when natural sugars are ingested.
While drinking fruit juice daily is linked to an increased risk of diabetes, eating two servings of fruit a week has been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes, according to Harvard Health Publishing. Sprinkling pomegranate seeds on a salad, for example, will provide antioxidants, without requiring the body to process the sugar content.
About LemonConcentrate’s Fruit Concentrate:
Our fruit juice concentrates are adressed to the food and beverage processing industry for the elaboration of final products. In fact, as mentioned before, the concentrates can be used to elaborate a range of different products such as: fruit juices, jams, sweets, wines and liquors, soft drinks, ice creams, etc.
We are nowadays one of the market leaders thank to our dedication and effort. Our concentrates preserve all the benefits of the fruit, which makes our juices and concentrates as natural as possible, mantaining all the properties of each fruit.
Our main goal is to fulfill our clients needs. That’s why we try to elaborate products with the highest quality. To achieve this purpose, we collect all our fruits from one of the best locations in the world: Spain and especially Murcia. Murcia is a strategical place to be in order to reduce the time between the collection of the fruit and its processing by the closeness to the raw materials.
Apart from the high quality of our products, we also take care of the services we give to our clients. That’s why we offer flexible solutions regarding packaging and logistic and we establish all our products at competitive prices. Also, products can be aseptic, frozen or preserved depending on our clients’ needs and the final use of the product.
Any need you may have please do not hesitate to contact us.
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