Project Description

Pomegranate Juice Processing Line

Description Of Pomegranate Juice Processing  

  1. The pomegranate processing capacity is from 20TPD to 1500TPD. The end products are pomegranate concentrated juice, NFC clear juice and pomegranate wine. In recent years, pomegranate by-products processing like peels for animal food and seeds for oil extracting is more and more popular.
  2. Pomegranate juice contains a variety of amino acids and trace elements, which can help digestion, fight gastric ulcers, soften blood vessels, lower blood fat and blood sugar, and lower cholesterol. It can prevent coronary heart disease, heart disease and high blood pressure, and can achieve the effects of invigorating the stomach, enhancing appetite, and prolonging life. Red pomegranate is rich in minerals and has two major antioxidant components-red pomegranate polyphenols and anthocyanins. It also contains linoleic acid, vitamin C, B6, E and folic acid. The calcium, magnesium, zinc and other mineral extracts contained in pomegranate can quickly replenish the skin’s moisture loss and make the skin brighter and softer.
  3. We adopt to belt press or vacuum pneumatic press for pomegranate juice extraction. The press can gently obtain the juice from the juice pulp. The juice yield rate is 50%-60%.
  4. The pomegranate juice processing line is full automatic and controlled by PLC. The equipment configuration is fully flexible according to clients’ requirements.
  5. All equipment is made of SUS304 material, which can guarantee the hygiene requirement of food and beverage field.
  6. The whole line is equipped with CIP cleaning system, After finished production, use CIP system to clean tanks and pipes can not only enhance the efficiency of the production, but also can ensure hygiene conditions.
  7. The pomegranate processing plant includes pomegranates washing and sorting machine, pomegranate peeling and deseeding machine, pomegranate juice extracting machine, pomegranate juice filtration machine, pomegranate juice sterilizer and filling machine.
  8. The end products of the pomegranate processing have concentrated pomegranate juice, NFC pomegranate juice, pomegranate wine and pomegranate oil.

End Products  

—Concentrated pomegranate juice: from 14 Brix to 65 Brix and PH value is 2.4-3.8, filled into aseptic bags in drums, and stock into 0-5℃, the shelf life is 3 years from manufacturing.

—NFC clear pomegranate juice: 14 Brix, PH value is 2.5-3.8, filled into glass bottles or PET bottles, cartons or aseptic bags. Shelf life is 7 from 21 days to 12 months according to different sterilizing process and packing containers.

—NFC cloudy pomegranate juice: filled into bottles or aseptic cartons or tin cans.

—Reconstituted pomegranate juice/nectar: filled into bottles or tin cans or pouches. Shelf life is 12 months stock in ambient temperature.

—Pomegranate wine: Fresh pomegranate after juice extracting and filtration, through alcohol fermentation, blending, sterilizing and filling into bottles.

Pomegranate juice packing containers

Technological Flowchart of Pomegranate Juice Processing line

NFC/Concentrated pomegranate juice processing flowchart

Fresh pomegranate after harvest from farm, use air bubbling washing and brush washing machine to clean the fruits, then sort the bad fruits from raw fruits manually on sorting conveyor. Then use the pomegranate deshelling machine to remove the seeds and peels, which can keep pomegranate fragments and membrane with maximum degree. After deshelling, we get the pomegranate pulp with arils, then we can use the belt press or vacuum press to extract pomegranate juice. At this process, we obtain the cloudy pomegranate juice. If you want to get clear pomegranate juice, there are 3 more processes to be done. First, the turbid/cloudy juice needs to be enzymatically hydrolyzed through an enzymatic hydrolysis tank, the purpose of this step is to enhance juice yield rate in the following clarify and filter process. Then we use a plate frame filter to do the primary filtration, after that, the juice will be through  ultra-filtration system to do the second clarification, then we can get the clear pomegranate juice. The clear juice can be pasteurized and filled into small bottles or cartons to make into NFC clear juice or concentrated by the falling film evaporator to get the concentrated juice, then filled into aseptic bag in drums.

Pomegranate juice processing line flowchart

Reconstituted pomegranate juice processing flowchart

The reconstituted pomegranate juice processing line uses concentrated pomegranate juice as raw material, add RO water to dilute and restore the juice. In order to extend the shelf life of juice, we usually add citric acid and other additives during the dilution process, then the juice will be pasteurized and filled into small bottles or tin cans for consumption.

Key Machine of Pomegranate Juice Processing

Fresh pomegranate washing and sorting machine

Fresh pomegranate uses air bubbling washing and brush washing machine two process washing, the foreign matters like mud, dust and other dirty are basically removed. Through man hand to choose unripe and rotted and bad fruits out, then we get clean and high-quality pomegranate fruits.

Pomegranate air blowing washing machine