April 27, 2023

Reveam’s Electronic Cold-Pasteurization™ (ECP™) technology has been approved by the USDA as a phytosanitary treatment solution for Peruvian pomegranates.

(McAllen, TX) – Pomegranates are having a moment. Now fully at the forefront of consumer and health providers’ minds, the Punica granatum is a source of critical vitamins and minerals, in addition to being a tasty and accessible fruit enjoyed in its natural state, as a juice or in other processed forms.

Pomegranates are very much an emerging category with sufficient hype around them to ensure growth for many years to come – in the last year alone, Peruvian pomegranate producers, a major source of the fruit, increased export volume by 27%. In fact, Peru recently certified its first 18-ton pomegranate container from the country’s Tacna region, destined to be marketed in the United States.

Pomegranate producers have been responding to this demand but have been hamstrung by serious bottlenecks. Consumption has been throttled not by production, but by phytosanitary treatment.

Pomegranates are susceptible to a number of phytosanitary issues, including devastating fruit flies that cause damage by laying eggs inside the pomegranate fruit. This can have a significant impact on the trade of Peruvian pomegranates, as it can lead to delays in shipments and increased costs for exporters.

Fortunately, Reveam is working towards alleviating those treatment slowdowns. The USDA has approved Reveam’s Electronic Cold-Pasteurization (ECP™) technology for pomegranates from Peru, which safely and effectively eliminates fruit flies and other pests, in a chemical-free, heat-free treatment solution at its Rio Grande Valley ECP™ Center in McAllen, Texas.

In addition, the Rio Grande Valley ECP™ Center is capable of treating large volumes of produce quickly and efficiently, which is crucial for exporters who need to get their shipments to market as soon as possible. This allows for a faster turnaround time for shipments, reducing the risk of spoilage and ensuring that the fruit is delivered to the consumer in the best possible condition.

The location of the facility is also a significant advantage for exporters. The center is in close proximity to major transportation hubs, including the Port of Houston and the Port of Galveston, making it a premium location for shipments. This allows for easier transportation and reduced shipping costs, which can be a significant benefit for exporters.

Contact Reveam today to discuss treatment options for pomegranates, fresh-cut packaged fruit, mangoes, peppers, berries, tomatoes, limes, pomegranates, papayas, figs and more.

Reach Reveam at sales@reveam.com for additional information.

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