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30 March 2022

BASF presents new tasty and healthy vegetable innovations at Fruit Logistica 2022  

  • First tearless onion, Sunions®, nominated for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2022 
  • Presentation of new melon concept with unique ripeness indicator contributing to food waste reduction across the value chain 
  • Innovative tomato variety with a black exterior and a striking red inside launched at Fruit Logistica 

BASF’s vegetable seeds business, operating under the Nunhems® brand, has been nominated for the Fruit Logistica innovation award 2022 with its unique tearless onion. The onions are marketed by trading partners under the brand name Sunions® in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom from December/January ‘21/’22 onwards. 

“The nomination for the Fruit Logistica innovation award 2022 underpins our ambition to create consumer-oriented vegetable solutions in collaboration with partners from the value chain.”, says Carin Stroeken, Head of Consumer & Customer Chemistry at BASF . “We believe that the only way to be successful in creating vegetables people love is through collaboration. With all players in the chain.” 

At the Fruit Logistica 2022, BASF presents two new melon innovations with a unique ripeness indicator that ensure an optimal harvest and excellent quality. This ripeness indicator contributes to food waste reduction in the whole value chain. The melon concepts SunupTM and GalkiaTM  will be presented in the melon session of the Fresh Produce Forum on Wednesday 6 April, 3-4 pm.  

Another example of meeting consumer lifestyle is the introduction of our new tomato RedNoirTM, an attractive, and cocktail tomato with a shiny black skin full of anthocyanins, and an intense red interior due to the high amounts of lycopene. Health-conscious consumers will value RedNoir™ as a source of antioxidants like vitamin C, while food lovers will enjoy its umami flavor. 

At the Future Lab Forum, Vicente Navarro Cortes, Senior Vice President of BASF’s vegetable seeds business, will present his vision on how the value chain and BASF contributes to sustainability, nutrition and consumer lifestyles. Behind all our innovations and collaborations is our ambition to make healthy eating enjoyable, for people, our partners and our planet. His presentation will take place in the Future Lab forum on Wednesday, April 6, from 2 pm.   

For more information, please visit us at Fruit Logistica, Hall 1.2, Stand B-20 from 5-7 April 2022. 

Last Update 30 March 2022