Fresh fruits and vegetables are delicious and also healthy. To make them more resistant, agriculture uses pesticides - which leave residues on fruits and vegetables. To reduce these residues, lemonist come up with an invention! The optimal blend of baking soda, citric acid and salt reduces pesticides on fruits, salad leaves and vegetables. Vegan, non-GMO and a 100 percent compostable packaging!
"We have something against pesticide residues!" - With this motto, Felix Strohmaier, who came up with the idea for lemonist, and his co-founder and wife Kathrin Alfen introduced their product in the VOX start-up show "Die Höhle der Löwen". Convinced of their solution for reducing pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables, they pitched their product to the critical investors - with success! Ralf Dümmel and Dr. Georg Kofler closed a deal with lemonist. After DS Group merged with Social Chain AG in 2021, Dr. Georg Kofler Chairman of the Supervisory Board and CPO Ralf Dümmel shared a spot on the first episode of the VOX start-up show. This makes lemonist one of their first joint deals since the merger!
Felix Strohmaier, co-founder of lemonist: "We had actually only been looking for a way to reduce pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables for ourselves. When we realized how well our recipe worked and how enthusiastic our friends and family were, we optimized the product and founded a company. Now, with Ralf and Georg, we have two experienced partners with strong teams at our side - it's a great feeling!"
Ideal for organic products as well
Pesticide residues can also be found on organic fruits and vegetables - for anyone who wants to reduce these, lemonist is the perfect solution. It is very easy to use: put the fruits or vegetables in a bowl or in the sink, add one teaspoon of lemonist per one liter of lukewarm water and let it soak for 15 minutes.
The lemonist mixture is vegan, free of genetic engineering and reliably reduces many different pesticide residues. At the same time, lemonist consists exclusively of tried-and-tested ingredients such as baking soda, citric acid and salt, which ensure that pesticide residues on food are reduced.
Dr. Georg Kofler, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, The Social Chain AG: "Kathrin and Felix have developed a practical and sensible product and won us over with their pitch! They are convinced of their product and are committed to a healthy environment - that particularly impressed me."
Ralf Dümmel, CPO of The Social Chain AG and Managing Director of DS Group: "Kathrin and Felix put on a great performance and developed a really valuable product. It's unbelievable how many different pesticides can be found on fruits and vegetables. But we' re glad to see an end to that now - because lemonist reduces these pesticide residues."
lemonist is currently available at www.lemonist.de for €5.99.
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