The 2022-2023 national pomegranate campaign has been a historic one for us. And we tell you why.

It was customary to arrive with proximity grenade until the end of December. However, this year, we have had this product available until the end of February – two more months! This has allowed us to cover a six-month cycle with pomegranate grown in Spain, specifically in the Valencian Community.

The rest of the year we also have imported pomegranate. For us it has been a milestone to be able to offer the ‘made in Spain’ pomegranate market in greater volume, 190% more than in the previous season, and for a longer period.

And how did we achieve this? What has changed so that we have made this leap?

This has been due to two main factors. On the one hand, varietal selection and, on the other hand, the improvements introduced in the process of preserving the fruit once it has been harvested. All this, in a natural way and keeping intact the organoleptic properties of the pomegranate, i.e. its aroma, appearance, flavor, texture

Shelled pomegranate, the queen of the fresh-cut range

Vicente Peris: clean room for pomegranate processing

At Peris we only work with pomegranate for our fresh-cut division, that is, we serve it shelled and ready for consumption.

The work process is very careful and the basis is that we always adapt to the ripening point of the fruit. The pomegranates are selected at their best moment, they are shelled and their grains, whose name is aril, are packed in sustainable jars.

This format of pomegranate prepared for consumption is very popular and it is becoming more and more popular because, let’s not fool ourselves, pomegranate is not one of the fruits that is more comfortable to peel. You have to know how to do it and have the time to do it. If you prefer this way of consumption, don’t miss this video on how to easily peel a pomegranate.

If you prefer to skip this step and enjoy the pomegranate without wasting a second, the fresh-cut format is perfect. Our tubs, with the brands Peris and Frutifresh, can be found in Consum, El Corte Inglés supermarkets, Alcampo and Mi Alcampo, among others.

Properties of pomegranate

Image of pomegranate on the tree. Vicente Peris quality fruit and vegetables.

The pomegranate is part of the group known as red fruits, with numerous benefits for diet and health.

The pomegranate is a source of vitamin K and C.

What are the benefits of vitamin K?

Vitamin K has two primary functions. On the one hand, it contributes to normal blood clotting and to the maintenance of normal bones.

What are the benefits of vitamin C?

Vitamin C contributes to the normal formation of collagen for the normal functioning of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth.

In addition, it contributes to normal energy metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous and immune systems, and also to normal psychological function.

Vitamin C also contributes to the protection of cells against oxidative damage(antioxidant), helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, helps regenerate the reduced form of vitamin E and improves iron absorption.

Recipes with pomegranate

Pomegranate Tabbouleh

Although pomegranate is usually consumed in salads, because that touch between sweet and acid combines very well with the rest of ingredients, there is a wide world to enjoy pomegranate in simple and delicious recipes.

On our website you can see the creations that Martín Sánchez, the chef of the restaurant El Mosaic, in Meliana, has prepared with our pomegranate.

These are easy yet gourmet-style pomegranate recipes to surprise both your taste buds and your guests.

Pomegranate tabbouleh recipe

Mango and pomegranate juice recipe

– Yogurt cream with pomegranate and walnuts recipe

– Recipe of Iberian secret with pomegranate reduction

– Pomegranate and cava sorbet recipe