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Easter is just around the corner. Two days full of fun, looking for Easter eggs and enjoying delicious snacks and dishes together with friends and family at a festive brunch table. Let's make it a special Easter and choose colorful and tasteful food. Of course, the Easter bunny's favorite vegetable, the carrot, cannot be missed!
Will we see you at the Fruit Logistica?
The 30th edition of Fruit Logistica, the leading trade fair and the world's most innovative and international meeting place for the global fruit and vegetable sector, will take place in Berlin from 8 to 10 February 2023. Bud Holland will also participate this year with a beautiful new stand.
Vamos a Chile!
"My journey started in Requinoa, two hours south of Santiago. Here are the fields of our 'Champion' quinces. The orchard is located next to the Andes mountains and is divided into two parts. One suitable for Europe (larger fruits) and one for the USA (smaller fruits). A part of the trees for the European market is pruned before fruiting so that the remaining fruits get all the energy and therefore grow larger."
Get ready for Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family and enjoying a delicious meal together. We take out the beautiful crockery, we set the table festively and go into the kitchen to prepare traditional Thanksgiving dishes.
Trick or Treat! The end of October is all about Halloween. Houses are decorated with spider webs and we see the hollowed-out pumpkins with carved faces at the front door again. Halloween is a traditional festival from Ireland which is celebrated annually and is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. During Halloween, when it gets dark, the kids dress up around the houses for a trick or treat. View our range of pumpkins here and complete the Halloween party with ornamental pumpkins and tasty dishes with pumpkin in the lead!
Papayas as popular as ever
"The prices of papayas are a lot higher than a few years ago, according to Stefan Warbout of Bud Holland. "This is mainly due to the high air freight costs of recent times, which make the product a lot more expensive. Fortunately, we see that the demand does not decrease due to the higher prices, it remains the same or even increases slightly." Bud imports both the Golden papayas and Formosa papayas from Brazil and the so-called 'cooking papaya' from Thailand. This green, unripe papaya is not used as a fruit, but rather as a vegetable in Thai salads, such as Som Tum.
Delicious specialties from Bella Italy
Imagine a fertile land with a coastline of 7,600 km caressed by the sea. The same seas that brought us the ancient peoples and traditions. A country that breathes thousands of years of history and where the sun shines all year round. The cradle of the Mediterranean diet. Where nature gives us generous tastes, smells and biodiversity: this is Italy. The season of delicious specialties from Bella Italia is here. Check out our range here and be inspired. Delizioso!
Will we see you at the Fruit Attraction?
From October 4 to 6, the 14th edition of Fruit Attraction will take place in IFEMA Madrid. Bud Holland will also participate this year with a beautiful new stand. And of course we hope to introduce you to our fresh & diverse range, so feel free to drop by our stand! Our team is excited to meet you! You can find us in Hall 10, stand H01B.
Sun-dried creations from Sud’n’Sol
In addition to our well-known sun-dried tomatoes from Sud'n'Sol, we now also have other sunbathed creations from Sud'n'Sol in our range. Sud'n'Sol products are only prepared with fresh, premium vegetables. They are carefully sliced, candied or grilled (or a combination of both techniques) and then blended with refined vegetable oils and fresh aromatic herbs with Mediterranean flavors. Enjoy the pure, authentic flavours, prepared in the South of France.
Bud Holland ‘IFS Food Level 7 Higher Level’ certified!
Bud Holland has again achieved the internationally recognized quality standard 'IFS Food Level 7 Higher Level' for next year. With a beautiful score of 98.10%, we are extremely proud and, moreover, grateful for everyone's efforts. Bud Holland customers can count on products of perfect quality every day of the year. The highly advanced ERP system also enables Bud Holland to guarantee the traceability and food safety of the products.
Fermenting is HOT!
White garlic bulbs, yellow onions and limes are placed in the oven for 3 weeks and fermented through a carefully controlled heating process. Due to this fermentation process, the sugars and amino acids form melanoidin, which makes the products black and soft. The heating process releases more healthy antioxidants. Its soft, jelly-like texture and rich taste make it great to eat as an ingredient or simply as a healthy snack.
Clean Kiwis on their way!
If everything goes according to plan, we will receive the first Clean Kiwis next Monday. The sizes are a bit disappointing this year, which means that we will not receive large sizes, but mainly the sizes 27, 30 and 33. Fortunately, the quality and taste are no less! Both the plant and the fruit of this kiwi variety are untreated.
New in our range: micro and rainbow radish!
"A few weeks ago we have expanded our range with rainbow radish and micro radish." says Wanja Engbergen. "These colorful radishes can really brighten up the plate and shelf and are very tasty. The radishes are sown and harvested by experienced people at our grower. Then the radishes are bunched by hand so that we can be sure that the quality is perfect and the radish arrives undamaged at our customers."
New Zealand kiwano’s arrived
This week, kiwano's from New Zealand have arrived at the Bud Holland warehouse. It does not happen very often anymore that this exotic is flown in, because in general kiwanos are brought in from more nearby countries.
This is the best way to cut a mango
Many people love mango: delicious in ice cream, a smoothie or simply cut into cubes. Yet it often turns out to be difficult to cut this exotic fruit.
Bud Holland sells exotic packages in the fight against food waste
During the lockdown at the start of the Covid-19 crisis, Bud Holland was also left with a surplus of products and used this creatively to prevent our beautiful products from disappearing in the trash bin.
From tomatoes to exotics
The question what exactly happened to those tomatoes from the Westland greenhouses that Jeroen Arkesteijn picked during his secondary school years, prompted him to choose a business administration study and to further delve into logistics,fruit and vegetables.
“Black fig is on the rise in South America”
In mid-October, the first black figs came back on the market from Peru. They are gradually replacing Turkish Bursa figs in the European market as that season comes to an end. This ensures a limited supply of figs until mid-November. After that, Brazil will also come back on the scene.
Chilipepers zijn de hoeksteen van de Peruaanse keuken. Chef-koks gebruiken ze niet alleen om pit aan een gerecht te geven, maar ook om die typisch Peruaanse smaak te benadrukken. Peru heeft meer dan 300 verschillende soorten chilipepers.
“We are looking for exotics by which we can distinguish ourselves”
For example, we have finger lime Pearls in our range in the December months. Finger lime pearls are the pulp of the finger lime and can best be described as citrus caviar.
“Seedless papaya responds to the convenience trend, but has yet to be announced”
The first seedless papayas from Israel arrived at BUD last Friday. "This is the only country that grows this product for the time being. The seedless papaya grows in the Arava area in the south / eastern part of Israel", says Stefan Warbout.
Peruvian black figs conquer Europe
The Brazilian and Peruvian fig seasons began in early November, which was later than last year. “We had already been at it for a month at this time last year. Now we have just started”, says Edwin Janssen of Bud Holland.
Good news from the Peruvian Andean Mountains!
At 3500 meters above sea level, indigenous communities in the high Peruvian Andes mountains have been able to withstand millennia of extreme weather.
A review on the Fruit Logistica
3,077 exhibitors. 75,000 visitors. Airplanes, cars and busses full of enthusiastic fruit and vegetables and visitors from all over the world visit the Messe Berlin every year to provide themselves with an inspiration overdose, new contacts or to provide others with new ideas.
Bud Holland signs purchase agreement for new-build project on Poortcamp in De Lier
On March 20, the final signatures by HOCP vof and Bud Holland B.V. were placed at the offices of Triple Group in Maasdijk, for the transfer of 2.6 hectares building plot on Poortcamp in De Lier.
Chili peppers are the cornerstone of Peruvian cuisine. Chefs do not only use chilli peppers to give heat to a dish, but also to accentuate that typical Peruvian taste. Peru has more than 300 different types of chili peppers. They are commonly used in ceviche and they’re also great for salsas, chili and other fish dishes. We made a selection of the best and most tasteful!
Ever wondered what a coconut farm looks like?
Swaying coconut palms as far as the eye can see, stacks of shiny green coconuts and bins full of coconut 'houses'. In Thailand, green, young coconuts are stripped of their green bark to create a little white coconut "house". How does it work? We'll show you in this video!
Crispy sweet potato fries
Everyone who has ever made sweet potato fries, knows how hard it is to make them cripsy. Mushy sweet potato fries make us sad. Luckily, our sweet potato supplier in the USA knows the answer and is willing to share it with us! 🙂