The most popular pomegranate varietals in South Africa are Wonderful (56%), ACCO (13%), Kessari Bagwha (10%) and Herskowitz (9%). They form the basis from which pomegranate juice and seed oil are produced.
Cultivars & Planting Volumes In South Africa
|Specification Sheet: Pomegranate Seed Oil|
|Botanical Name:||Derivative of Punica Granatum.|
|Commercial Name:||Pomegranate Seed Oil.|
|Description:||100% pure virgin oil obtained from pomegranate seeds.|
|Extraction Method:||The oil is extracted from the pomegranate seed by mechanical methods and is cold pressed. The oil is then filtered for clarity and purity to ensure a maximum level of Omega 5 (Punicic Acid) (C18:3n-5).|
|Appearance:||Clear golden yellow coloured liquid / oil, light sweet odour.|
|Shelf Life:||2 years. Store in a cool, dark, dry place. Optimal storage is achieved in sealed original packaging, away from direct sunlight or bright fluorescent lighting, below 18°C, avoiding temperature fluctuations.|
|Applications / Use:||Cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food.|
|Country of Origin:||Proudly produced in Wolseley, a small town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.
Never blended by us with other oils of other origins.
|Notifications:||Our product is a pure natural product with no additives and cannot be guaranteed free from traces of nuts and allergens.|
100% Pure Virgin Cold Pressed Pomegranate Seed Oil
From 2012 over a five-year period, samples were obtained from the major pomegranate seed oil producing countries, in order to provide a clear understanding of the standards of oils available worldwide and, thereby, to optimise our local production methods to achieve the best quality oil possible which would be comparable, if not better than other origins.
Parallel research has also concentrated on studying and understanding the environmental conditions that influence the quality of seed oil. To this end, the entire production adopted a completely closed operation, ensuring that no external elements, such as UV ray damage, which results in oxidation, as well as spoilage caused by exposure to outside and environmental factors, could impact negatively on the cosmetic compliance and food safety of the pomegranate seed oil being processed.
This approach substantially increases the quality and life-span of the final product and has resulted in the first batch of The Pomegranate De-juicing Company (Pty) Ltd's (PDC) 100% pure virgin cold pressed pomegranate seed oil, now available in the UK.
So much information is available across various media, extolling the amazing properties of pomegranate seed oil. Our simple commitment to customers is to offer the best quality oil we can produce. With every shipment, an exact product analysis will be made available which guarantees a product that is 100% cold pressed virgin pomegranate seed oil, produced in a factory, certified to comply with all local and international safety specifications.
In doing so, we will produce oil that will be of the highest standards and acknowledged as such by international researchers.
PDC oil will never be involved in animal testing procedures.
PDC's constant aim is to improve staff performance for the benefit of both our customers, as well as our local community.
Improvement in farming techniques and production systems will also be a major focus of medium to long-term planning which will also be to the benefit of our wildlife and the environment.
As to sales strategy, the main objective is to produce a pomegranate seed oil of the highest quality which, in turn, will enable further or onward processors to purchase PDC pomegranate seed oil with complete confidence.