February 5, 2016

Spain Genuine Coconut wins Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2016

World's Coconut Trading's Genuine Coconut wont the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award. Photo: Fruit Logistica.
World’s Coconut Trading’s Genuine Coconut wont the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award. Photo: Fruit Logistica.

World’s Coconut Trading, a company from Spain, won the Fruit Logistica
Innovation Award 2016 with its organic Genuine Coconut. Genuine Coconut comes in a can with a patented seal and straw, and is a simple, genuinely refreshing coconut water drink with minerals and a high nutritional value. Thai Nam Hom coconuts are organically cultivated in the heart of Thailand and are regarded as first choice due to their quality, taste and smell, according to a Fruit Logistica news release.

Visitors at Fruit Logistica chose the Northern Greens’ Kitchen Minis tomato from Denmark as the competition’s runner-up. This is a small, compact cherry tomato plant that produces up to 150 fruits in all seasons and grows to only 11 centimeters (4.33 inches) wide and 35 centimeters (13.78 inches) high. The tomatoes weigh only eight to ten grams.

Visitors chose Enjoya, a yellow/red striped pepper grown by the Dutch enterprise Terra Natura International as the third-best entry. Enjoya has an aromatic and tangy flavor and contains lots of vitamin C. It is available in various sizes, is a colorful addition to salads and with the right dip is also ideal as a snack.

For the first time the jury also presented a special award, which went to Stoffels from Belgium for its Automato tomato vending machine. This machine dispenses differently colored cherry tomatoes from three boxes into a paper bag. Automato is hygienic and an interactive alternative for young consumers which encourages them to buy vegetables, according to the news release.