Sunions®, the tearless and sweet onion, are hitting retail shelves this week. Decades of research and a tightly controlled testing protocol are to thank for these game-changing onions.
“Sunions undergo a certification process unique to the onion category. A sensory panel determines the ship date of Sunions by following a protocol consisting of three separate tests for both flavor and tearlessness,” said Sunions project manager, Jeff Boettge, “It is not a Sunion until we say it is.”
Sunions are the result of more than three decades of research and development via natural plant breeding methods. They are a long-day sweet onion variety grown domestically in California, Nevada, Utah, and Washington. Unlike other long-day onions, Sunions become sweeter with every added day in storage.
“It’s a unique combination of flavor compounds that contribute to the incredible flavor profile of Sunions which is consistently sweet, mild, and crunchy. Sunions maintain a tightly-controlled brand promise stating that the onion must be certified both tearless and sweet before shipping to retailers,” said Boettge.