Green Egypt introduced, among other products, Scotch Bonnet, a hot red pepper. In addition to the red variety, a green Scotch Bonnet is for sale, and next year the company will introduce a yellow and orange variety, Sherif Attia says.
A typical Egyptian fruit: Doum. The fruit is hard like a rock and can be eaten fresh, but Sherif Attia of Green Egypt prefers grinding the fruit to a powder, using it to make a kind of tea.
"Jaikeun Jacksonijn presents his pomegranate products: jam, vinegar and juice. "The products contain only pomegranate, we don't add any other substances. They're healthy products for a fair price."
"Another typically Egyptian product: Taro. Frequently used in Egyptian cuisine, but unknown in other countries. "It's as common as a potato in Europe," says Sherif Taher of Taher Trade."
These Tatterino tomatoes are grown in the southernmost part of Sicily. Sebastiano Fortunato of Consorzio di Tutela lgp Pomodoro di Pachino says that the consortium is trying to obtain a Protected Geographical Indication for the tomato. All other products within the consortium have this label.
These Marinda tomatoes of Sicilian Pomodori di Pachino are appreciated more and more in Germany.
Mini vegetables are hot. Many products were represented by mini varieties, like these Mini Pattisons, grown in Afrika.
Also part of the mini vegetable trend: mini turnips, mini beetroot, mini courgettes…
…and mini carrots, also in coloured varieties.
An extensive marketing campaign is to make the apple as cool as energy drinks. That's why the Joya apple is promoted by tough athletes from sports like kitesurfing and snowboarding.
The Joya apple has a fresh flavour, and is being marketed with an extensive campaign. Target audience: teenagers between 13-17 years of age.
Cauliflower in various colours isn't new, but the combination of these colours makes for a pretty picture.
Broccolini, a crossover between broccoli and Kai-Lan. And mini pointed cabbage, again as part of the mini vegetable trend.
Thick, thin, long, short or just the heads, Spanish Cento Sur brought along several green asparagus varieties to Berlin.
Artfully carved fruit, need we say more?
This artist turns melons into works of art.
Seaweed is mainly used as decoration and in restaurants.
Spanish trade company Global Food International presented various seaweeds.
The full range of Spanish seaweeds.
Denmark and Finland are particularly good markets for sea vegetables.
These oranges, lemon and orange peels are supplied to large companies that use them in products like cake, bread and desserts.
Red, orange, and yellow tomatoes: nothing surprises Mona Lisa.
Jumping on the superfood bandwagon, new companies are entering the market for pomegranate products. Like this new label from India that was introduced at the Fruit Logistica: Pick Me.
"Pick Me only uses pomegranates of the Blagwa variety, because "that's the best to simply eat fresh."
Various Radicchio varieties.
When the racing team sponsored by you wins the Ferrari Challenge, you can't leave that car at home, of course.
The growth of ready to eat products keeps continuing.
And yet more mini vegetables, including mini fennel and mini green cabbage.
With these mega bell peppers, Italian Southern Seed is going against the grain.
Edible flowers are also encountered a lot.
The Flower Sprout is mainly a hit in Great Britain, but will be increasingly available elsewhere in upcoming years.
A bag full of Flower Sprouts, weight: 250 grammes.
An orange cherry plum tomato, new from Gautier Semences.
Stevia is used a lot to replace sugar.
The Coolwrap, a Bejo product, is a different way to make wraps.
Last summer, Nature's Pride introduced the ready to eat pear.
Exotic products, like tamarind, were also found at Fruit Logistica.
mangosteen is also one of the superfoods
The Japanese Yuzu citrus is only consumed in processed form. The Yuzu, somewhere between a lime and a mandarin, contains too many seeds for normal consumption.
The Yuzu is grown in South Japan, the harvest period is November/December.
The various products made from the Yuzu are becoming ever more popular, with French restaurants being among the interested parties.
These mangoes don't have a best before date, but a best after date.
The red kiwi remains striking.
With this Sunforest H-100, nominated for the Innovation Award, you can measure the Brix level of fruit while it's still hanging on the tree. The apple that's being measured here has a Brix value of 12.8.
Pink Lady always has various promotional campaigns
A 'sock' for your apple to prevent it from getting cold, promoting Pink Lady at the same time.
The Chiquita bananas are cooled with a fog machine.
Organic plastic bananas?
It's like being on a tropical island at the Boyer stand, known for its Philibon brand
Individually wrapped bananas, packaging individually is clearly a trend.
These plastic crates with nostalgic wood look are nominated for the Innovation Award. The Polymer crates are available since January 2014.
A universal peeling machine (Hepro UP-8000) is competing for the Innovation Award. The machine is available since October 2013.
This machine cuts up melons and pineapples, at a maximum speed of 15 pieces of fruit per minute. The machine has been available since this month, and competed for the Innovation Award.
By sliding a plastic plate under the product and pushing it up, the products are immediately presented in a pretty manner. The Eye-Catcher, available since March 2014, was an Innovation Award nominee.
Eight plastic points push up the plate, causing the product to be pushed up, so the shopkeeper doesn't have to build pyramids for a nice presentation.
Diy Fresh Packs contain all ingredients for a four person meal, as well as a recipe. The products were introduced in February 2014, and were nominated for the Innovation Award.
The seedless papaya won the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2015.
The Regal'in apples were also nominated for the Innovation Award. The apples are harvested in October, and have been available since April 2014.
The portable brix meter can measure the sugar content of a fruit while it's still on the tree. Harvest time and uniformity are optimized in this manner. The meter was nominated for the Innovation Award.
Lightweight packaging of 90% recycled materials. That means this packaging scores well when it comes to sustainability, and also that the rPETeCO is competing for the Innovation Award.
The Lemoncherry, introduced in April 2014, was nominated for the Innovation Award.
Parsley, but without the herb's stem.
Yet more mini vegetables, mini kohlrabi this time…
...mini pak choi...
…and mini leek.
This Swiss company incorporated a fountain into the presentation of its products.
A water arch over the vegetables at this Swiss company.
How many Legos would be needed to assemble a large bear and a strawberry?
Nut mix, another healthy snack showing up in various locations.
Surprise your Valentine with a box of strawberries.
Purple, white and orange sweet potatoes…
…are also recognizable by colour from the outside…
and are processed into crisps.
Truval's Joly Red apple has been around for a while, but was introduced in India at the end of 2014. The Yupaa company from Mumbai is planning to sell 1,000 tonnes of these apples.
all sorts of crisps
broccoli crisps and tamarind snack
Exotics, Asian vegetables and peppers in the Asia Exotic stand from Thailand
Exotics mix from Asia Exotic
Among the Asians, the Tomabox stand can be found. Last year, Stoffels introduced a restyled version of the Tomabox, with a hip, modern look.
New at Del Monte: individually wrapped bananas
When it comes to product presentation, the Chinese exhibitors have a thing or two to learn. Here, processed garlic is on offer, from slices to powder.
Limes are used a lot in cocktails. In this packaging, the masher is included.
Queueing up for grilled corn
resealable standing bag for grapes. Such packagings could be found everywhere at the trade show
figs in an unusual packaging
taking a picture in the Mexico pavillion
fresh packs for making salsa
Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice now also available in pairs
yellow pitahaya, an unusual product to look at, and edible too
banana marmelade from Citronex
the chocolate fountain was popular at BananaBay
We don't see many of these large green avocados in Europe
bell pepper traffic light in resealable bag
packagings like this were found in various places at the trade show. Very suitable for onions, potatoes and garlic.
potatoes in various colours and sizes
potato packaging for in the microwave
new vine tomato from Prince de Bretagne
healthy snacking with this tray from Florette
fresh soups in bottle
La tour Eiffel
this is really fresh from the land: unwashed carrot
radishes to eat out of the hand
the right storage conditions, also on the road
and this is what the new Polymer crates look like filled with fruit
slices of pineapple and melon
fruit salads from Mirontell
again a potato packaging for cooking in the microwave
old preserving jar with a new look
this packaging is perfectly suited to pretty product presentations and serving suggestions
fresh packs for traditional Spanish dishes
fresh vegetable juices in differente varieties
The glass house of Aviv Export and Marketing. The company from Israel was nominated for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award with their seedless papaya
the Aurora: the seedless papaya from Aviv, which won the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2015
coloured cherry tomatoes
pieces of pumpkin individually packaged at an Italian exhibitor
here also all sorts of fresh packs for making soup
new packaging for Abate pears
Italian sweet pointed pepper with a Dutch touch
again, dried fruit as a healthy snack
Typical Italian radicchios
the Castelfranco variety with its light leaf and red specks reminds one of a rose
quinoa, chia seed… the superfood trend has made waves in Italy as well
Last year, Metis was introduced. A crossover between a plum and an apricot, available in various flavours and colours.
vacuum wrapped BBQ meal
mix packages with Italian vegetables
microwave packagings for beans
you're in Italy for a moment
red spring onions
Bontà di Stagione is a new company with a wide range of fresh salads…
and soups and meals. The products vary per season, and are produced with Italian vegetables from that season.
a bit of applesauce
individually wrapped artichoke flowers
Prickly pear oil is used for facial care, and works wonders with acne, scars and other skin blemishes.
a row of strawberries
"fresh vegetable packs for making Minestrone soup. "This is the most eaten soup in Italy," says Giullo of Sipo. "We have introduced various varieties for making Minestrone"
Also in the Sapi stand, several herb mixtures for various uses
bunch of coloured peppers
Coloured snack carrots from Italian company Aureli
juice from coloured carrots