Finger limes can best be described as citrus caviar. Juice bursts from the tiny pearls when bitten, resulting in a fresh-sour taste.
This gigantic lemon is very special! Etrog lemons are sometimes 5 times larger than normal lemons. The distinctive thick skin is yellow and fragrant with a thick white mesocarp underneath and the flesh is light green. Etrog plays an important ritual role in the Jewish feast of tabernacles.
Bergamot is also known under the name ‘’lucky fruit’’. It is a crossing between a lemon and a bitter orange. The pulp of this citrus fruit has a calming and uplifting effect. It is therefore not surprising that this Italian citrus fruit is often used in perfumes, but also in the well-known Earl Gray tea. The citrus fruit gets its name from the place where it comes from: the Italian city of Bergamo.
Sudachi is related to Yuzu and another citrus variety which is related to Koji and Tachibana oranges and has a slightly spicier taste than a regular lime. Sudachi is very popular in Japan and often used in traditional Japanese dishes. But also popsicles, sorbet and cocktails. 🍸
Yuzu is a citrus fruit with a bumpy skin, which contains an aromatic taste and thus gives beautiful accents to dishes. The most famous use of Yuzu is the Japanese Ponzu sauce. Yuzu is also used for bathing during cold winter months. The peel then gives off a wonderful aroma and warmth that would reduce the cold and relax the mind. This is called yuzuyu.
Blueberries are small, round and juicy berries that belong to the heather family. The deep blue to purple berries are known for their sweet, slightly sour taste and nutritional value. They are delicious as a topping for breakfast cereals, yogurt, pancakes, or in smoothies. They are also often used in baking recipes, such as muffins, cakes and jams.
Ataulfo mangoes are known for their intense sweetness, pronounced aroma and especially for their buttery, almost fibre-free structure. They are somewhat smaller in size than normal mangoes and the color is golden yellow. Due to their high sugar content, this mango has a honey-like sweetness, which is why Ataulfo mangoes are also called honey mangoes. It's easy to imagine yourself in a tropical paradise while eating this Mexican mango!
The Tarocco blood orange is a beautiful orange with delicious juicy sweet flesh inside which is slightly red-colored. They are practically seedless and the thin skin makes them easy to peel.
Kaffir Lime Leaves are the leaves of the... How surprising... Kaffir lime! These shiny, dark green leaves grow together in leaf pairs, with a larger and smaller leaf. The leaves are often very finely chopped and used in dishes or stewed and removed before eating.
A kiwi, but slightly different. This kiwi has a surprise inside. When you cut the kiwi, a beautiful red heart appears, which gives this fruit a unique character. Like her green buddy, it's a real vitamin bomb and a delicious, sweet snack. The skin is slightly lighter and smoother and the taste has an exotic touch.
The Rulo banana is the little sister of the well-known plantain and cannot be eaten raw. The taste of the Rulo banana is nice and sweet and it is smaller and wider in shape compared to the plantain. Once the Rulo banana has been picked, it ripens fairly quickly and has a short shelf life.
Ambarella, Pomster, Kedondong or Tahiti apple, this fruit goes by many names and can be recognized by its spiky pit in the center. The ambarella can be eaten both ripe and unripe. When the ambarella is unripe, it is green, firm and has a sweet and sour taste. A great addition to curries. A ripe ambarella, has a golden yellow skin and the taste is nice and sweet. Delicious to eat out of hand.
Blimbing is also called Birambi and is related to carambola. In contrast to carambola, this fruit is generally not eaten raw, but processed in dishes. They are cooked with sugar, candied or made into chutney, jam or syrup. The fruits are also added to rice and fish dishes. The taste and smell is quite sour.
The name of this special fruit is derived from its texture when cooked, which resembles freshly baked bread. However, the taste is more like a potato and it can also be used that way. For many Polynesians, breadfruit has been one of their main food sources for generations.
The pomelo originated from a crossing of 'pompelmoes' and grapefruit. The fruit of the pomelo is a fairly large, round or pear-shaped citrus fruit with a smooth, thick, white-yellow skin. The taste is slightly bitter, but sweeter than that of the grapefruit. The flesh is sometimes white and sometimes red.
Longan is related to the well-known lychee and the slightly lesser-known rambutan. You can easily peel the fruits and eat them on the go. Longan is also often canned. In China, the seed coat is used fresh or dried in tea or water.
The avocado cocktail is a mini variety of the regular avocado and has creamy flesh and a nutty taste. Unlike regular avocados, the skin is edible and has no pit, which makes this avocado cocktail ideal for fancy snacks!
Sharon fruit is a cheerful, orange fruit with sweet, juicy flesh and a fairly firm skin. It's a brother of kaki fruit, but flatter. However, you can only eat kaki fruit when the fruit is nicely ripened, but you don't have to wait for that with sharon fruit, they are always delicious! Sharon fruit also looks a bit like an orange tomato, but with a taste that resembles an apricot or mango.
The mango has many varieties and is therefore available in many different flavors and shapes. Keith and Kent mangoes are the most famous. Most mangoes are picked unripe and are ripened at the destination, but there are also so-called tree-ripened mangoes. The growers take some more time prior to harvesting as these mangoes ripen in their natural environment on the tree. As a result these mango’s have the perfect smell, texture & taste. Besides that they are full of vitamins and other nutritions. In our opinion, these mangoes are the tastiest.
Green papaya is also known as cooking papaya. Cooking papayas are different than formosa papayas or golden papayas, which are usually eaten as fruit. This green papaya is the unripe fruit of the papaya tree and is used as a vegetable.
The medlar is the name for both the fruit and the woody shrub on which the medlar grows. The twigs of the shrubs are often winding and the ironic French saying sounds: “as straight as an old medlar twig”. The fruit is full of vitamin C and is also good for digestion.
This large papaya variety can weigh up to 3 kilos. It has a strong skin and is yellow-green in colour. It has a solid skin and is yellow-green in color. The pulp is orange and, like other papayas, contains black inedible, round seeds. The fruit itself is soft and has a mildly sweet melon-like flavor.
Loomi is a small lime that is cooked in brine until rock hard. This gives them an intense citrus flavor, but with an earthy and smoky undertone. Loomi is a staple of Iranian cuisine. It is widely used by world-renowned chef Yotan Ottolenghi.
Banana cups are versatile cups made of dried banana leaves to present dishes or products in a fun way. The cups are made from the leaves of bananas. It is useful that you can also present moist products in it, such as mayonnaise or ketchup.
Lychees have a red, firm skin. During ripening, the lychee changes color from pink-red to red-brown and when it is ripe, you can peel the fruit and a delicious, glassy white fruit appears with a seed in it. Lychees are juicy and deliciously sweet in taste.
The banana flower is also called banana blossom. It is a purple button in the shape of a teardrop and is in fact a bunch of bananas in the beginning of the growing process. The dozens of florets in the flower eventually grow into bananas.
A Meyer lemon is a cross between a lemon and a pomelo / mandarin hybrid. In appearance it resembles a regular lemon, but slightly rounder and the color is slightly more orange when ripe. A meyer lemon is sweeter and less acidic than a regular lemon.
Guava is a beautiful spherical fruit that has a green or yellow skin. The pulp of the guava is white to dark pink red. Guava has a sweet and sour taste with its own aroma. The small seeds of the guava are edible.
The tamarillo has a thin skin and is shaped like an egg. Another name for this special fruit is also called tree tomato. The tamarillo has a slightly sweet and quite intense flavour. The skin of the fruit is bitter and not eatable.
The mango has many varieties and appears in many different flavours and shapes. The most famous mango’s are Keith and Kent mangoes. But Tommy Atkins, Palmer, Aya and Shelley are also delicious varieties. It takes a while till the unripe mango could be eaten. Fortunately, that is the reason why Bud Holland sells ready to eat mangoes! These Readylicious® mangoes are delicious right away. They are grown, transported and pampered according to the Ripe & Ready method.
This beautiful, scaly cactus fruit is one of the pitahaya brothers; also called “dragon fruit”. The inside of the pitahaya consist of white, slightly sweet and aromatic pulp. The seeds provide a tasty, crunchy texture.
This beautiful, scaly cactus fruit is one of the pitahaya brothers; also called “dragon fruit”. The inside of the pitahaya consist of red, slightly sweet and aromatic pulp. The seeds provide a tasty, crunchy texture.
Lime we love it! This sour aromatic citrus fruit is wonderfully versatile and gives an instant tropical touch to any dish. Limes are therefore used worldwide! The fruit is round and green with sometimes a yellow `belly` and contains 9 fragrant segments.
This bell shaped fruit has a pink-red skin and white-green flesh. Rose apples contain a lot of water and taste nice and fresh. The name is a bit confusing, because actually a rose apple has no connection with a rose or an apple, except that they smell a bit like roses.
Where the name ugli comes from is pretty clear. Ugli fruit does not look very appetizing with its green-yellow, wrinkled and crumpled skin. But "don't judge a book by its cover". The Jamaican citrus fruit is a incredibly flavourful, sweet citrus fruit. A combination of mandarin, grapefruit and orange.
This citrus fruit looks a bit like a green grapefruit but is slightly larger and a lot sweeter. The Sweetie has a thick green-yellow skin and the flesh has a light yellow color. The taste is very sweet and owes it the name Sweetie.
Orri's are famous and very tasty mandarins (according to many even the best!), which originated from a selection of the very best mandarins. This makes Orris simply irresistible, with its delicious, juicy flesh and a sweet taste. Orri is virtually seedless and is a good variety to extend the season of easy-peelers.
A limequat is essentially a cross between a kumquat and a lime. You can eat this small, green citrus fruit with the skin and all and the taste is just like you are used to from a regular lime: sour and a bit bitter.
Kumquats are small citrus fruits that can be eaten in whole even the skin! The taste of the skin is sweet, slightly bitter and is delicious in combination with the sour pulp. Cut them into slices for a salad or eat them as a healthy snack.
The kaffir lime is all about the zest. This particular wrinkled peel is used for its intense aroma. Not surprisingly is that this wonderful scent is often used in perfumes! But as a flavor to spice your dinner up it is also a beautiful product. You can grate the skin and use it in curries and bumbu, for example.
Grapefruit is a cross between a grapefruit and an pomelo. For those who appreciate a bit of bitterness, the grapefruit is a delicious piece of fruit. The citrus fruit has a yellow to orange-coloured skin with a pink blush and the flesh is red, pink or white.
A chocolate orange? Yes… But don't expect a chocolate flavour. This special and delicious orange owns its name to its dark colour. The skin of this orange is more brown than a normal orange. It is a delicious navel orange with a very sweet taste and wonderfully juicy.