One of the more than 100 worldwide onion industry booths at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit in Atlanta, GA, is first-time exhibitor OniOni from Hokkaido, Japan, and its Super Onion at #5438.
The Super Onion was hand bred by Dr. Daisaku Okamoto, who grew and analyzed more than 300 onion varieties from around the globe. Ultimately Dr. Daisaku developed the Sarasara Red and later the Sarasara Gold.
“The Sarasara Red was developed in 2004 and sells out at Japan’s high end grocery stores each year,” OniOni’s booth literature reads. “It is high in Quercetin (a flavonol with properties that research has shown lower blood sugar and pressure. It is excellent in salads and other raw recipes.”
The Sarasara Gold was developed in 2012, and the booth listing on PMA’s convention page reads that the Gold “has the same health properties as the Sarasara Red…”
Dr. Daisaku will be on hand to greet booth visitors when some 20,000 attendees and 900 exhibitors come together Oct. 23-25 at the Atlanta World Congress Center.
Take a look at their website: OniOni Super Onion
OnionBusiness will provide more onion industry info leading up to the convention, so stay tuned.