In the past decade, many scientific studies were conducted on pomegranates, revealing that pomegranate fruit, flowers, bark, and leaves contain bioactive phytochemicals that are antimicrobial, reduce blood pressure, and act against diseases such as diabetes and cancer. This book presents up-to-date scientific and theoretically viable information about sustainable production, storage, processing, and marketing of pomegranate. It discusses the past and current situation of pomegranate trade and presents simple and practical processing and storage techniques for the extending of shelf life of fresh squeezed 100% natural pomegranate juice while still retaining its safety and nutritional quality.
INTRODUCTION. IMPORTANT CULTIVARS. Wonderful. Hicaznar. Bhagwa. Arakta. Malaz Yazdi. Mollar de Elche. Acco. Herskovitz. Other Cultivars. ECOLOGICAL NEEDS. Climate. Soil. PRODUCTION. Reproduction. Orchard Establishment. Pruning. Irrigation. Fertilization. POMEGRANATE PESTS. Aphids. Butterflies. Moths. Leopard Moth. Mediterranean Fruit Fly. Mealy Bug. Mites. Trips. Whitefly. POMEGRANATE DISEASES. Fruit Spots. Heart Rot. Bacterial Blight. Pomegranate Wilt. WEED MANAGEMENT. PHYSIOLOGICAL DISORDERS. Fruit Cracking. Sunburn. Shape Disorder. Hail Damage. Frozen Damage. FRUIT THINNING. HARVEST. Harvesting. Storage. Chilling Injury. Storage Diseases. FRESH FRUIT PROCESSING. Quality Grades. Packaging Techniques. JUICE PRODUCTION. HEALTH BENEFITS. POMEGRANATE TRADE. Important Producer Countries. Important Consumer Countries. Current Condition in the World. Future of Pomegranate Trade.