Ten products have been nominated for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2011.
The award pays tribute to outstanding fruit and vegetable products and services that have had a positive impact on the trade and were introduced to the market between Nov. 1, 2009, and Oct. 31.
Attendees to Fruit Logistica will get to vote for the top innovation during the first two days of the trade show, Feb. 9-11. An award ceremony is planned for 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11.
Prime Champ Sales BV, Netherlands
Hall 21, Stand F-08
The Almond Mushroom is a variety of mushroom with a distinctive almond/aniseed aroma that until now has only generally been available in dried form. It contains unusually high levels of natural antioxidants, minerals, essential amino acids, vitamins and fiber and is at the same time low in calories.
The Almond Mushroom is available in diameters of 40-60 millimeters in punnets of about 120 grams It has good keeping qualities. Availability and packing sizes can be adjusted to customers’ requirements. It was introduced to the market in September.
Angelle baby plum tomato
Syngenta Seeds BV, Netherlands
Hall 1.2, Stand D-08
Angelle is a new variety of mini plum tomato with a date-like shape. It can be produced in greenhouses throughout the season with very consistent quality.
Angelle is the result of Syngenta’s concept of developing taste-specific genetics to breed better and more distinctive products to meet the specific needs of retailers and consumers.
The market potential of Angelle was confirmed by consumer research in several countries and also in tests by retailers such as Marks & Spencers and Sainsbury’s.
Angelle’s shape, small size and attractive presentation make it a popular snack. It was introduced to the market in April.
BIOX-M potato sprout inhibitor
XEDA International, France
Hall 3.1, Stand D-11
BIOX-M is a natural sprout inhibitor for potatoes that can be used to combat and treat existing sprouts on potatoes, leaving no synthetic residues. Beside of its sprout inhibition capabilities, BIOX-M is also an active fungicide and bactericide against principal diseases attacking tubers including silver scurf, rhizoctonia, dartrose and to a certain extent erwinia.