Mike Looije, Yex:

"Not all Spanish pomegranates are the same"

Pomegranate prices have been very high lately. However, in the last two weeks, they have taken a bit of a dip. "There are only a few large sizes available," says Mike Looije of Yex. This Dutch company has had substantial growth in revenue, thanks to pomegranates.

"We are now in the middle of the Spanish season. We work closely with several growers. The Spanish pomegranate season runs until the end of October / beginning of November. With Spanish pomegranates, you must also pay attention to which ones you buy. Colors vary from almost white to dark red. Their taste can also range from very sweet to sour," Mike says.

"There are also Egyptian pomegranates on the market already. But, not in big volumes. I do, however, expect this to increase toward the end of the month," he says. "Turkey will come onto the market next month too. Then prices usually come under a little pressure. We focus on the overseas season. This season runs from March to August. Peru is the most important supplier during this time."

"We have noticed a sharp increase in sales in recent years. We hope this will continue in the future. We have close contact with growers. So, we can offer programs with pomegranates off all sizes year-round. I do not expect to see an end to the increasing demand for this product any time soon. This is why we are now also orientating ourselves to offer organic pomegranates," Mike concludes.

For more information:
Mike Looije
Tel: +31 (0) 174 214 541

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