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.
Zapallo Loche pumpkin is a delicious variety from Peru, prized for its creamy texture and sweet, nutty flavor. The term "Zapallo" is the Spanish name for pumpkin, and "Loche" refers to the specific variety of this pumpkin. Their unique appearance and flavorful flesh make them a popular choice in diverse cuisines, where they enrich a wide variety of dishes. Zapallo pumpkins are generally smaller than traditional pumpkins and have a distinctive elongated shape. They vary in color from light green to deep dark green and have a glossy skin. Beneath this smooth skin is soft, orange and juicy flesh.
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.
This beautiful tuber has a sweet taste and a low starch content. This gives a less starchy texture than normal potatoes. Oca is very versatile, so it can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. Fresh oca has a crispy texture that is comparable to carrots. Oca can be white, orange, red, pink and purple of colour.
Mashua are tubers that can be eaten boiled or used in soups. Due to their sharp taste, they are not suitable to eat in a raw condition. Mashua tubers are available in different shapes and colours. The potatoes are very goodlooking; creamy white to yellow with pink to dark purple eyes.
This beautiful tuber has a sweet taste and low starch level. This gives it a less starchy texture than potatoes. Oca is very versatile, so it can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. Fresh oca has a crunchy texture that is comparable to carrot. The finger shaped tubers can be white, orange, red, pink and purple.
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.
Just like the green tip variety, the white asparagus tips is a baby asparagus. They have a delicious taste and a nice bite. In general, the stems are about 10 cm long. The advantage and at the same time the difference is that you hardly need to peel the asparagus.
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.
This is a special fruit from the Andes mountains. The green round fruits where forgotten for a long period of time. In some countries the sanky fruit the fruit was disappeared from the menu and was only eaten by birds. In the year 2006 the fruits reappeared on the Peruvian market and we at Bud Holland introduced it as well to the European market.
This fruit has been known as the Inca gold for centuries. Lucuma has a green skin and it’s about the size of an apple. The pulp of the lucuma is yellow-orange and the fruit has a large stone in the center of the fruit. The taste is often described as pumpkin with hints of vanilla and caramel: very special!
Figs are a real delicacy! They combine wonderfully with savory products such as cheese or raw ham. Figs are so-called false fruits: formed from the base of the flower and the flower. The seeds, the skin and the pulp are edible.
This elongated fruit is a member of the passion fruit family and is sometimes called ‘’banana passion fruit’’ or ‘’tumbo’’ because of its banana like shape. The edible seeds and jelly-like flesh taste fresh, sweet and a bit sour.
Strawberries with whipped cream, pineapple, banana and even raspberry... As you can see, one can't exactly agree on the taste. However, it’s almost impossible to argue about the fact that this heart-shaped fruit is absolutely delicious!
The immensely popular avocado with its creamy flesh and slightly nut-like taste is a true friend to everyone. But it sometimes takes a while before you can enjoy this pleasure . Fortunately, we have Readylicious® avocados. These avocados are delicious from right away. They are ready to eat and therefor to enjoy today. That's because they have been grown, transported and pampered according to our Ripe & Ready concept.
The Aji Limo pepper is quite a spicy pepper with a hint of citrus that is very popular in Peru where its known as the “Kellu Uchu”. The Aji Limo can be red, orange, green and yellow and gives a lot of colour, flavour and spice to a dish.
The Aji Amarillo is an orange, fruity and aromatic chili pepper from Peru, which is similar in taste to paprika or a madame jaenette, but a lot less spicy. The Peruvian aji (chili peppers) along with onion and garlic are an integral part of the “holy-trinity” of the Peruvian cuisine.
Choclo corn can be recognised by the white, big corn kernels. Another name for Choclo corn is “giant corn”. The creamy structure makes this corn the best, most loved and popular vegetable of Peru. “Choclo con queso” (Choclo with cheese) is a famous street dish in Peru and above all, Choclo corn is the most important ingredient of the Peruvian “Ceviche”.
Morado corn is a beautiful deep purple, almost black corn cob from Peru. The corn cob is incredibly popular, especially at the coastal areas. Morado corn is the most important ingredient for the traditional Chicha Morada drink. You can taste this fresh, spicy drink in the streets of Peru, where they are sold on every corner.
This vegetable received the nickname “The white gold” and there is a reason for it. Asparagus are young sprouts of the asparagus plant and have a slightly glossy, white colour. The white asparagus have a white colour because the grow process is completely held in the dark. Because the lack of sunlight, the plant has no possibility to develop a green colour and that's how the white asparagus arises.