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Creating something special from food waste

Blue Horizon portfolio company Kern Tec announces its Wunderkern brand of oils, confectionaries, and dairy products from upcycled stone fruit pits.

Nearly one third of all food grown is wasted. Food waste is responsible for 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions plus wasted water, land, fertilizer, pesticide, refrigerants, and other valuable components of the food supply chain – all while chronic malnutrition still plagues much of the world. In Europe alone, half a million tons of fruit pits go to landfills or animal feed every year.

Blue Horizon portfolio company Kern Tec, a sustainable food ingredients company based in Vienna, Austria, has developed a unique process and technology to upcycle fruit pits into high-value raw foods that are safe to consume. These kernels have similar taste and nutrition to almonds, but with 90% less water use. The company uses discarded pits from apricots, cherries, and plums to develop new ingredients for the food and beverage industry. Kern Tec’s raw materials are processed to produce a range of new products, including specialty oils, protein powders, and plant-based dairy alternatives.

Kern Tec already supplies several leading European food companies and retailers. It has now announced the launch of its brand using the name Wunderkern. Its initial product range includes an award-winning cherry oil, apricot oil, plum oil, and chocolate cream. Visit their website to learn more and order direct to consumer: https://wunderkern.com/

About Kern Tec

Kern Tec (www.kern-tec.com) is a B2B company based in Austria that has developed a unique process to upcycle fruit pits into high-value raw materials. The company uses discarded pits from apricots, cherries, and plums in order to develop new ingredients for the food and beverage industry. Kern Tec’s raw materials are processed in order to produce a range of new products, including specialty oils, protein powders, and plant-based dairy alternatives.