Red Anar export from Iran is a fruit that is bred mainly in Iran. More than half of this crop in the world is bred in Iran and is exported to different countries of the world. At old times Iran was the lone exporter of this fruit but now some countries produce and export that and they name that as pomegranate.
Most important strains of Iranian pomegranate
Anar is fruit of a tree that has 4 meters height and grows in semi-tropic areas. In Iran there are more than 750 strains of pomegranate. Iranian famous strains are red seed shahsavar, meykhosh, Saveh sweet anar, Saveh Alak, red seed Isfahan males (sweet and sour), Khorasan crystal kap, and ghom ghochag. Morphology of red anar that is exported from Iran and have acceptance for exporters are:
- hull color,
- seed color,
- taste of seed,
- thickness of hull and
- the weight of the fruit.
The pomegranates that have these morphologic feature are: Saveh males, Neyriz Robab, Ferdos crystal kap, Badrood Naderi, Yazd males, ghom ghochag, Arjestan Mehvalat, and Bejestani Gonabad.
Producing and preserving pomegranate
Pomegranate is native plant of central and Eastern districts of Iran to Himalaya mountains and north of India. It is one of first plants that was tamed by human. The areas of Iran that produce best pomegranate are Saveh, Fars, Jolfa, Koohdasht, Gilan, Firoozkooh. Pomegranate crop of these areas are named as the name of that area. for example saveh anar, Fars anar, and so on.
If you want to keep pomegranate for a long time you can wrap that by a newspaper and keep in a wooden basket in a place that is cold and is not sunny, somewhere like a cellar. The best temperature to keep pomegranate is 5 degree Centigrade. When you want to export pomegranate, for keeping safe, you must use containers that have fridge.
Main buyers of Iranian pomegranate
The marketing of export pomegranate is focused on a target society that is combined of small retailers and megamalls of developed and developing countries of world. Many of producer companies in allover of the world have focused their marketing strategies on digital marketing.
The price of red anar that is exported from Iran depends on locality of production, the brand, quality of packing, rate of foreigner currency, being organic. Every year online sale toward traditional sale has15% growth and you can trust modern methods. As it was mentioned in previous row 20 countries are anxious to buy Iranian pomegranate. Some of them are: Germany, England, Arabic Emirate, Ukraine, Sweden, Switzerland, netherland, and south Korea.
Some important zones prodcing anar
- The males pomegranate of Saveh is unique in allover of the world due to its special taste. The important point that makes Saveh pomegranate different than others is density of its juice. This density is called as “Brix” index. This pomegranate has higher brix in comparison with other pomegranates of the world. This characteristic is because of special weather of Saveh region. Because density of Saveh pomegranate juice is high you can make 0.5 kilo gram pomegranate paste from only one liter pomegranate juice. In saveh the color of hull is red and it has more thickness.
- Fars also is a producer axis of pomegranate in Iran. Neyriz county in Fars state has 6500 hectare pomegranate gardens. Crop of this zone more over than internal use, is exported to south Korea, Russia, Middle East countries, Persian Gulf countries and some European countries.
- The lands that are around Aras river in Jolfa (north west of Iran), are perfect to plant and breed red anar. The males pomegranate of Jolfa is remarkable for her neighbor countries like Armenia and Azerbaijan, this crop is export from Iran.
- The most areas of Gilan that is under sour pomegranate cultivation are in Masal and sweet ones are in Roodbar.
Iranian pomegranates, or as the locals call them, Anar are one of the best types of pomegranates available in the world, with the greatest taste and the highest amount of nutrients. Every year, there a lot of red Anar exports from Iran, mostly to Middle Eastern and neighboring countries of the region.
Pomegranates help our body in many ways from skin care to heart problems and even preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Anar exports are also done in large quantities by the Iranian as they are one of the most important and valuable Iranian products. Also all of the parts of this amazing super fruits, even the seeds and skin used for different medical purposes.
Red pomegranate or Anar production in Iran
Pomegranates of Anars originally come from the modern day Iran and northern India, and have cultivated in these parts of the world for thousands of years. Anar exports are a million-dollar industry in Iran and help the country’s economy a lot. Iran is the number one producer of these amazing fruits in the world, and India is in the 2nd place following closely.
Most of the Iranian sweet pomegranates produced in the southern and central states of the country. This is because of the fact that sweet pomegranates need a lot of sunshine in order to grow. On the other hand, most of the Iranian sour pomegranates produced in the northern regions.
What benefits does pomegranate have?
The health benefits of pomegranates are uncountable, and they are delicious too. Pomegranates have anti-oxidant, anti-viral, and anti-tumor properties and are said to be a good source of vitamins, especially A, C, and E. These antioxidants can help regulate the blood pressure and assure the health of the heart.
The vitamin A in the fruit will also do magic for the eyesight and prevents night blindness. They are also good for the skin and hair, and many companies extract oil from their many seeds. These high and increasing amounts of Anar exports are all thanks to these amazing benefits.
Sweet and Sour Anar exports
Both of the Sweet and Sour pomegranates or Anars produced on large quantities in Iran. Sour pomegranates are not very popular for exports, since they not used for fresh consumption. On the other hand, sour pomegranates are very popular in Iran and usually turned into many different side products like pomegranate paste and juice.
These products used in various Iranian dishes and cuisines. Sweet pomegranates on the other hand are very popular and account for a large part of Anar exports. They exported to many countries including Russia, Iraq, and the UAE.
Anar packing in carton Plast
Like any other fruit or vegetable, packaging is an important part in the Anar exports as well. The packaging is not just about protecting the fruit from heat of physical harms along the way. The boxing of the pomegranates also makes their transportation and identification much easier.
The pomegranates usually separated according to their sizes before packaging, and their sizes could identified by the box. Also the packaging of the top shelf pomegranates will make them more presentable for the customers. This process will of course, add to the overall costs of the exports as well.
The price per ton of Iranian pomegranates
The actual wholesale price of the Iranian pomegranates, depends on the type of the Anar exports and their quantities. Iran is the biggest producer of pomegranates in the world, which by default makes it one of the biggest exporters of the fruit as well. Iran dominates the international pomegranate markets and holds a big share of the global trades.
The first thing that affect the prices directly is the amount of production of the year. The annual production of Iran ranges between 800k and 900k every year, and the higher the production, the lower the price will be. Also there are different types of Iranian pomegranates. The sweet pomegranates are for fresh consumption and more expensive than the sour types.