OM A103

II International Symposium on the Pomegranate

Melgarejo P. (ed.), Valero D. (ed.). II International Symposium on the Pomegranate. Zaragoza : CIHEAM / Universidad Miguel Hernández, 2012. 337 p. (Options Méditerranéennes : Série A. Séminaires Méditerranéens; n. 103). 2. International Symposium on the Pomegranate, 2011/10/19-21, Madrid (Spain).


These Proceedings include 63 scientific papers presented at the II International Symposium on the Pomegranate, held in Madrid (Spain) from 19 to 21 October 2011. Production and commerce of pomegranate and its derived products have experienced significant growth everywhere in the world. Progress has been made in cultivation techniques and some traditional problems have been solved, although new problems such as Xanthomonas axonopodis attacks constitute a present threat. New public and private institutions in different countries are working to improve the production and quality of the pomegranate, and new varieties are being commercialized. The cultivar is a determining factor in issues related to nutritional composition and bioactive compounds with antioxidant activity. At the same time, significant advances in postharvest technologies have been made in the past years, specially focused on the use of technologies with natural compounds of great efficiency in maintaining the quality and safety of pomegranate fruit during prolonged storage periods. Special importance is attached to the advance in the industrialization processes through the technologies for processing ready-to-eat arils. In the past years, new protocols for quality evaluation using sensory analysis have been developed. With respect to the relationship between pomegranate and health, recent clinical studies report that pomegranate juice or extract can reduce the progression of prostate cancer, although more studies are needed to confirm these experimental results.


Sciences et Productions Végétales, Protection des Végétaux, Foresterie


Economic prospects of pomegranate growing in the Spanish Mediterranean region
De Miguel M.D., Melián A., Fernández-Zamudio M.A..
Analysis of the production structure and crop costs of pomegranates in Spain
Fernández-Zamudio M.A., Bartual J., Melián A..
The prices in Europe of pomegranates and arils
Rymon D..
A comprehensive industrialization of the processing of the pomegranate fruit. The key to its economic viability
Sarig Y., Galili A..
The Argentinean experience in the cultivation of 1000 ha of pomegranates (5 provinces. Test of varieties and management of crop
Zavala M.F., Cozza F..
Diversity of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) germplasm in Spain
Martínez J.J., Melgarejo P., Legua P., Martínez R., Hernández F..
The Pomegranate National Collection of Afghanistan
Saeedi A.M., Mohammad G., Samadi G.R., Abdiani S., Giordani E..
Breeding Mexican pomegranates to improve productivity and quality and increase versatility of uses
Mondragón Jacobo C..
Morphological and physiological characteristics in pomegranate cultivars with different yields
Drogoudi P., Pantelidis G., Manganaris A..
Pomegranate improvement through clonal selection and hybridization in Elche
Bartual J., Valdés G., Andreu J., Lozoya A., García J., Badenes M.L..
A preliminary survey on pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) genotypes localized in Apulia region,Southeastern Italy
Ferrara G., Cavoski I., Pacifico A., Pacucci C., Mondelli D..
La culture du grenadier (Punica granatum L.)au Maroc
Haddioui A..
Characterization of six varieties of Moroccan pomegranate
Legua P., Melgarejo P., Haddioui A., Martínez J.J., Martínez R., Hmid I., Hanine H., Hernández F..
Chemical composition of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cultivars grown in Croatia
Radunić M., Jukić Špika M., Goreta Ban S., Gadže J., Mac Lean D..
The Pomegranate, Punica granatum L.:sustainability and improvement of biodiversity in Apulia, Italy
Russo G., Pacucci C., Pacifico A., Matarrese A.M.S..
The cultivation of Pomegramate cv. Wonderful in Chile
Franck N..
Regulated deficit irrigation in pomegranate (Punica granatum) trees.Yield and its components
Intrigliolo D.S., García J., Lozoya A., Bonet L., Nicolás E., Alarcón J.J., Bartual J..
Efficacy and residues of selected insecticides for control of cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii) and mealybug (Planococcus citri) in pomegranates
Bartual J., Lozoya A., García J., Valdés G..
Threat of bacterial blight on pomegranate in India – Mitigation by an integrated approach
Benagi V.I., Ravikumar M.R., Nargund V.B..
Status and management of anthracnose of pomegranate in Karnataka State of India
Nargund V.B., Jayalakshmi K., Venagi V.I., Byadgi A.S., Patil R.V..
Usefulness of maximum diurnal trunk shrinkage as a continuous water stress indicators of pomegranate (Punica granatum) trees
Badal E., Bues E., Guerra D., Puerto H., Bonet L., Perán F., Nicolás E., Bartual J., Intrigliolo D.S..
Inhibition of carob moth damage using Ferula assafoetida essential oil in pomegranate orchards of Iran
Goldansaz S.H., Talaei H., Poorjavad N., Dehghani Y.H..
Effect of chemicals on control of fruit cracking in pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) var. Ganesh
Sheikh M.K., Manjula N..
Effects of different periods and levels of water deficit on physiological, productive and quality parameters of pomegranate cv. Wonderful fruits
Franck N., Alfaro F., Castillo M., Kremer C., Opazo I., Mundaca P..
Development of an irrigation scheduling recommendation for pomegranate trees (Punica granatum)
Buesa I., Badal E., Guerra D., García J., Lozoya A., Bartual J., Intrigliolo D.S., Bonet L..
La culture du grenadier dans la région du Tadla (Maroc)
Fakhour S..
Contrôle intégré d’Aphis punicae Passerini en grenadier dans la région du Tadla (Maroc)
Fakhour S..
Effets de quelques pulvérisations foliaires sur l’éclatement des grenades sous les conditions du Tadla (Maroc)
Messaoudi Z., Il-Idrissi Z., Khatib F..
Besoins en eau du grenadier cultivé sous les conditions de la plaine du Tadla (Maroc)
Messaoudi Z., Segmani M., Khatib F..
Pomegranate fruit ripening: nutritional and bioactive compounds
Serrano M..
Advances in postharvest and refrigeration techniques in whole and minimally processed pomegranate
Artés F., Artés-Hernández F..
UV-C light and mild hot water for keeping overall quality of fresh-cut pomegranate arils
Maghoumi M., Gómez P.A., Artés-Hernández F., Mostofi Y., Zamami Z., Artés F..
Preharvest foliar application of methyl jasmonate,salicylic acid and potassium sulfate on improving the quality of pomegranate fruit
Mirdehghan S.H., Vatanparast G., Karimi H.R., Vazifeshenas M.H..
New insights on the postharvest technologies to maintain the overall quality of pomegranate fruits
Valero D., Mirdehghan S.H., Sayyari M., Serrano M..
Effects of calcium chloride dip and 1-methylcyclopropene on quality changes in arils from stored pomegranates
Aguayo E., Jansasithorn R., Kader A..
Harvest maturity and postharvest storage condition effects on pomegranate fruit quality
Sidhu H.C., Díaz-Pérez J.C., Mac Lean D..
Changes in some free sugars and phenolic contents of pomegranate fruits (Punica granatum L.) in three development stages
Gozlekci S., Kafkas E., Ercisli S..
Effects of salicylic acid, jasmonic acid and calcium chloride treatments on reduction of chilling injury in pomegranate fruit
Mirdehghan S.H., Ghotbi F., Dashti H..
Acetyl salicylic acid alleviates chilling injury and maintains nutritive and bioactive compounds during cold storage
Díaz-Mula H.M., Castillo S., Sayyari M., Serrano M., Valero D..
Effect of oxalic acid treatment on maintaining pomegranate fruit quality and antioxidant potential
Guillén F., Sayyari M., Zapata P., Zapata P.J., Valero D., Serrano M..
Reduction of chilling injury and maintenance of fruit quality after pre-storage salicylic acid application on Iranian pomegranates
Serrano M., Sayyari M., Díaz-Mula H.M., Valverde J.M., Valero D..
Polyamines applied by immersion or pressure maintain ‘Mollar de Elche’ pomegranate quality stored at chilling temperatures
Valero D., Mirdehghan S.H., Zapata P.J., Castillo S., Martínez-Romero D..
Chilling injury is reduced and the content of bioactive compounds enhanced by methyl salicylate treatment
Zapata P.J., Guillén F., Martínez-Romero D., Sayyari M., Castillo S..
Methyl jasmonate treatment reduces chilling injury and improves antioxidant activity
Castillo S., Martínez-Romero D., Guillén F., Sayyari M., Zapata P.J..
Reduction of chilling injury of pomegranate by heat treatment before cold storage
Martínez-Romero D., Mirdehghan S.H., Valverde J.M., Serrano M., Guillén F..
Influence of the temperature in the evolution of the coordinates of color in pomegranate
Manera F.J., Legua P., Melgarejo P., Martínez R., Hernández F..
Sensory quality of pomegranate products
Carbonell-Barrachina A.A., Calín-Sanchez A., Hernández F., Vázquez-Araújo L., Legua P., Melgarejo P., Chambers IV E..
Convective and microwave drying influence on the chemical composition, functional properties and sensory quality of pomegranate arils and rind
Calín-Sanchez A., Figiel A., Hernández F., Melgarejo P., Carbonell-Barrachina A.A..
The pomegranate industry in China – Current status and future challenges
Sarig Y., Galili A..
Acceptance characteristics of pomegranate juice for four countries: Spain, United States, Estonia, and Thailand
Koppel K., Chambers IV E., Vázquez-Araújo L., Carbonell-Barrachina A.A., Suwonsichon S..
Potential of Spanish sour-sweet pomegranates for juice industry
Calín-Sanchez A., Hernández F., Melgarejo P., Legua P., Carbonell-Barrachina A.A..
Authentication of pomegranate juices using their volatile compositions
Calín-Sanchez A., Hernández F., Szychowski P.J., Legua P., Melgarejo P., Carbonell-Barrachina A.A..
Optimization of pomegranate jam preservation conditions
Legua P., Melgarejo P., Martínez J.J., Martínez R., Hernández F..
Évolution et stabilité d’un jus fonctionnel à base de grenade et de kaki
Melgarejo-Sánchez P., Melgarejo Juan P., Sánchez M.A., Valory L., Ignatieva G., Saura D., Valero M., Martí N..
Evolution of sugars and organic acids patterns during the elaboration of pomegranate varietal wines
Mena-Parreño P.J., Gironés-Vilaplana A., Martí N., García-Viguera C..
Influence of pasteurization treatment and storage in the red colour and microbiological stability of pomegranate juice
Vegara S., Funes S., Mena P., Martí N., Saura D., Valero M..
Probiotic and antioxidant properties of synbiotic yoghurt supplemented with Australian-grown ‘Wonderful’ pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) juice
Arjmand A., Shamsi K., Shah N.P., Sherkat F..
Usefulness of pomegranate in prostate cancer
Chéchile Toniolo G.E..
Influence of pasteurization treatment and storage in antioxidant activity of pomegranate juice
Vegara S., Funes S., Mena P., Martí N., Saura D., Valero M..
Main pomegranate phytochemicals and their contribution to the antioxidant potencies of pomegranate juice
Elfalleh W., Yahia N., Ferchichi A..
Effect of drying process on phenolic compounds and antioxidant capacity of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) fry flowers
Reynoso Camacho R., Meillón Alcántara R.P., Servin Uribe R.I., Mondragón Jacobo C..
Physico-chemical and antioxidant properties of pomegranate genotypes in Greece
Pantelidis G., Drogoudi P., Manganaris A..