Pomegranates

Overview

This Middle Eastern super fruit was first introduced to Latin Americans by Spanish settlers in 1769, and is now cultivated in parts of Chile. Chilean pomegranates are in season from March through May. Pomegranates store rich flavor in their red flesh and crunchy jewel-like seeds. Used widely in cooking, baking, juices, smoothies, and even alcoholic beverages, the possibilities for enjoying pomegranates are endless.

Nutrition

Pomegranates are known for their heart-healthy nutrients, aiding in the prevention of heart disease, high blood pressure, and inflammation. Pomegranate juice has been found to have three times the antioxidant activity of red wine and green tea.
The skin of a pomegranate is thick and inedible, but there are hundreds of seeds, also called arils, within the fruit that can be consumed raw, or processed into pomegranate juice. One cup of arils contains 7 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein, and 30% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.

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How to Select, Store and Handle Pomegranates

Select a heavy pomegranate. The weight determines how juicy it is.

Pomegranates should be hard, with no mushy spots.

A pomegranate can last up to 2 months when refrigerated!

After removing the seeds, you can store them in the refrigerator for about 5 days. Store them in a plastic bag or container. You can also freeze the seeds for about a year.

TRADE

STATISTICS

Total Volume Exported

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Destination

  • Latin America 36%
  • Europe 5%
  • North America 59%
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Core Export Spa.
alexander.tscherebilo@core-export.cl
+(56) 223346088
www.core-export.cl

Exportadora Frutam Ltda.
jprieto@frutam.cl
+(56) 223952000
www.frutam.cl

Exportadora Geofrut Ltda.
cecheverria@geofrut.cl
+(56) 227280460
www.geofrut.cl

Exportadora Rio King SPA
aperez@rioking.cl
+(56) 224335100
www.rioking.cl

Exportadora San Clemente S.A.
fhughes@sclem.cl
+(56) 223223000
www.sclem.cl

Exportadora Santa Cruz S.A.
jcm@santacruzsa.cl
+(56) 227512800
www.santacruzsa.cl

Exportadora Subsole S.A
jfernandez@subsole.com
+(56) 229406400
www.subsole.com

Exportadora Unifrutti Traders Ltda.
mrufin@unifrutti.com
+(56) 226362200
www.unifrutti.com

Faraway Land SPA


Lafrut Exportaciones Agropecuarias Ltda.
palessandrini@lafrut.cl
+(56) 227842010
www.lafrut.cl

Polar Fruit International S.A.
imorales@polarfruit.cl
+(56) 223952000
www.polarfruit.cl

Río Blanco SPA
sandro.peppi@rioblanco.net
+(56) 223074100
www.rioblanco.net

Sergio Ruiz-Tagle Humeres
ruta@ruta.cl
+(56) 224995000
www.ruta.cl

Sociedad Agrícola y Comercial Ltda. AGRICOM
fmira@agricom.cl
+(56) 224313200
www.agricom.cl

Sociedad Exportadora Verfrut S.A.
mrp@verfrut.cl
+(56) 2 28200900
www.verfrut.cl

Summerland Exports Ltda.
jdc@summerland.cl
+(56) 2 29556836
www.summerland.cl

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