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Dry Up Those Tears: Sunions® Are Back and Better Than Ever

November 10, 2020
By: Shelby Ralston

PARMA, ID, November 10, 2020 – Sunions®, America’s first 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 sweet 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.

 

For more information, visit www.iheartsunions.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. For product availability, please contact Sunions exclusive distributors Onions 52 and Peri & Sons Farms.

 

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About Sunions®

Sunions®, America’s first tearless and sweet onions, didn't happen by accident. The product of nearly 30 years of research and development via natural plant breeding methods, the onion is both tearless and sweet with a crunchy flavor. Once harvested, Sunions follow a tightly controlled flavor protocol and are tested throughout storage until they reach maximum tearlessness and peak flavor. Then, and only then, do Sunions growers ship them to retailers around the country. There are plenty of reasons to cry– now onions don’t have to be one of them. Sunions are marketed and distributed exclusively by Onions 52 and Peri & Sons Farms.