At first washing
In this stage the pomegranates washed by
water and compressed air, which cause water
to be rough so the fruits washed up
carefully, and then transferred to the
sorting hall through elevator.
In the sorting hall, the defective and/or
damaged fruits will separate and the rests
transfer to the breaking up system. From
this section on the automatic programmer
will control the process.
There are two breakup systems there, which
break up the pomegranates and divide the
arils (juice sacs containing the seeds) from
Then the skins send out of the line and the
arils go to the reserve tank, through a mono
pump. Then they transfer to two pressing
system, through another mono pump.
The presses are batch membrane, which
prevent of grinding the pomegranate seeds
during the juicing phase, so that a
transparent juice with a natural flavor will
The juice goes to the pasteurization stage,
while the seeds conveyed out.
The next step is pasteurization. In this
stage the juice will be heated to 105 °C ,
and suddenly decrease to 35°C, by cooling
Then the product will be filtered through UF
filters, in order to get a transparent
The next phase is concentration. Evaporator
will concentrate the juice to the desired
The process is that the juice will arrive in
a preheater system and then goes to heat
exchanger, through increasing heat and in
vacuum condition, the juice in the screen
evaporator boils and the vacuum absorbs the
steam and the juice will be concentrated in
At the first step the viscosity reaches to
35 and in the next step to the desired
concentration (Brix 60 or 65, according to
In this system the color and taste of the
product will be preserved completely, since
the liquid pours very fast and like a
curtain from screen.
The final step is the sterilization.
In this step, the product will be heated to
108°C and then rapidly decrease to 24°C.
The product is now ready to be packed,
therefore send to the filling system. The
final product will be packed in 220 aseptic
bags and then into 220L steel drums (265KG)
Then the drums send to the cold storage and
keep in - 18°C and ready for shipment.