From fresh fruit to packaged pomegranate arils

Pomegranates arriving at the ArilSystem production line pass through several stages of treatment involved in pomegranate processing:

Before introducing the fresh-picked fruit into the ArilSystem pomegranate deseeding line, the fruit should be cured for a few days under shade to make the Pomegranate Aril Extraction Process more efficient..

Pomegranates Reception
The fruit enters the ArilSystem Receiving Line tub which also serves as a disinfection unit as the first step in the pomegranates deseeding process. Here it is washed to remove surface dirt, disinfected, and brushed while being bathed in hot water. The whole fruit is now placed on a conveyor, ready to enter the Extractor, the main work room where the air is filtered, and temperature and pressure regulated.

Pomegranate Aril Extraction
The now clean whole fruit is conveyed into the Extraction Line where the skin is scored, the fruit is gently broken open, and the pomegranate arils are extracted with the aid of air and water. The extracted pomegranate arils are immersed in a bath of cold water and all other elements of the fruit are washed away.

The conveyor system moves the shell and membranes to a collection bin and gently conveys the pomegranate arils to the final stage.

The extracted arils, separated from all other fruit parts leaving them pristine, whole, untouched and washed, are now air-blown dry using unique fans. This is effectively the end of the ArilSystem process, yielding high quality, long shelf-life arils.

The packing line is an optional add-on to the ArilSystem, becoming an integral part of the process. The pomegranate arils are packed into containers with perforated plastic covering that allows the arils to breathe while preventing oxygen from entering. The result is a package attractively displaying the sparkling red arils, ready for market and offering a relatively long shelf-life.