In-Field Analyzis of Cabbage

Pictures and video of in-field analyzis of cabbage and tomatoes are now released.

Video and Pictures by Giovanni Agati.

Fluorescence sensor mapping of white cabbage heads for the prediction of chlorophyll, flavonols and nitrogen, at InHort experimental field (Oct 2015, Skierniewice, Poland).




Optical sensing of tomato reflectance for in situ lycopene prediction, at InHort experimental field (Aug 2016, Skierniewice, Poland).

Final Project meeting at Måltidets Hus (Nofima, Stavanger)

On 7. April 2017 the final meeting in Sunniva were successfully arranged in Stavanger. For some of the participants there is several months left. Some results and the final report still remains, but the main targets have already been achieved. This web-page will still be updated until end of 2018.

The participants at the final Sunniva meeting. Photo: Anne-May Johansen

Joint Project Meeting in Florence 2016

The 4th joint project Meeting was held in Florence, Italy, 28-29. April 2016. The meeting was hosted by IFAC-CNR.

Picture Firenze TowerThe Picture was taken at the “Firenze Tower”

First year report is now public

The SUNNIVA project aims to increase the overall sustainability of vegetable processing by providing valorisation strategies to reduce waste and limiting environmental impact, while improving the nutritional properties of vegetable food products.

Results obtained during the first project year indicate that; (i) The waste and by-product fractions of cabbage, tomato and black salsify have a great potential to be better utilized in the food processing chain and to serve as valuable sources for health beneficial phytochemicals (HBPC), and (ii) that tomato and grape seed press cakes have an interesting plant nutritional (NPK) profile, which makes them suitable candidates as raw material in soil amendments. Further, raw materials from tomato and cabbage, in terms of cultivars and morphological parts, has been assessed for HBPC and nutritional value as an effect of N-fertilization and processing.  Experimental data for deriving numerical thermal models for agitated and static retort are obtained. Mapping of the most important underutilized vegetable biomass streams in partnering countries are under way. The development of non-destructive tools for rapid HBPC measurements in cabbage and tomato is promising, but some more calibration/validation of the method is necessary.  One year into the 3-year project, we conclude that progress has been satisfactory.

The report is available from this link: Rapport 38-2015_1st year report – Sunniva project_final


Joint project meeting in Ghent 2015

The third joint project meeting in Ghent was hosted by ILVO 27.-28. April 2015. All work packages are performing well and we had several nice discussions. We also welcomed a new project partner: Noliko.

Ghent meeting

Project meeting in Gdansk fall 2014








Project meeting 2014 Gdansk

The second joint project meeting was hosted by Gdansk University of Technology.

The picture was taken right before an excursion in Gedansk center.