The green bell pepper is a bit bitter and sweet fruit, picked before ripening. As it ripens, it will turn yellow, orange or red (with the exception of a few varieties). Whilst the red ones are mostly preferred due to their sweet taste, the green bell peppers also have a lot of benefits in terms […]
Plums are considered drupes, which means they contain a hard stone pit around the seed and have soft flesh. They are a little underestimated in our opinion; plums are super tasty and very healthy! They are a very good source of vitamin C and also a good way to score some vitamin A too. Our […]
Our Dutch eggplants are available again! With their shiny peel and significant taste, usability in the kitchen and lots of health benefits, the eggplant is becoming more and more popular. Did you know…? Eggplants are actually a kind of fruit instead of a vegetable? You cannot eat them raw: always prepare them in some kind […]
How light gives us more possibilities The first Dutch cucumbers are available again! By growing the cucumbers with artificial light, we have the opportunity to enjoy a Dutch cucumber during wintertime. These lit-cultivated cucumbers have a lot of benefits. Did you know…? Cucumbers consist of 96% water? Which makes them perfect for hydration. Cucumber is […]
Facts.. did you know? Galia melon has a particularly wide variety of nutrients and is therefore also recommended for top athletes? The more yellow the skin, the riper and tastier the melon? You can also smell how ripe the melon is? When it smells nice and sweet, it is ready to be eaten. If you […]
Red grapes are known to have a very positive effect on our health. Despite the fact that white grapes are also healthy, dark grapes contain a higher amount of antioxidant: resveratrol. This antioxidant counteracts the aging process and slows down damage to cells. The nice bite and fresh taste make the red grape an ideal […]
The cantaloupe melon is well-known on the shelves of the greengrocer and supermarket. The coarse, ribbed yellow-green skin and orange flesh is recognizable to most people. This melon is actually a ‘fruit vegetable’; it is related to the cucumber and pumpkin. You often see the cantaloupe appear on the menu in the summer; as a […]
Although chicory has been available all year round in recent decades, we see the vegetables on the menu especially in winter. In several countries in Europe we see that peak sales are in the winter. This makes the chicory a real winter vegetable! How chicory is managed differs per country and / or region. […]
The mandarin needs tropical or sub-tropical temperatures. That means in the northern countries in Europe we cannot grow mandarins for commercial purposes. But since these products are really popular, all year round, we grow an import them, from various countries. In winter most of the mandarin will come from inside Europe, while in other periods […]
The green Brussels Sprout are increasingly popular and gain market share within the Dutch vegetable portfolio. These vitamin bombs have a mild cabbage taste with nutty notes. In the beginning of 2019 we saw a great increase what resulted in a year on year growth of 25% relative to 2018. Brussels sprouts are eaten […]
The pomelo secures a position in the European produce market. In the last 10 years the sales of the pomelo has taken an enormous leap. The market grew 800%, driven by Germany, France, Austria, Czech Republic and the Scandinavian countries. Solid as a rock The structure of the thick peel makes sure the fruit is […]
Plum tomatoes are firm and known for their fresh mediterranean taste. They are ideal as a base for soups and sauces, but also for oven dishes. This makes the fruit especially popular for scratch cooking at home. Cooking from scratch simply means to cook a meal without using a readymade mixture of ingredients. The re-embrace […]
The pointed pepper has become an indispensable part of the fruit- and veg shelf in the supermarkets. If we look at the Dutch market, we see that the pointed pepper is growing in popularity. Compared to the same period last year, total sales in the Netherlands grew by 18%. The fact that the pointed pepper […]
Little Gem lettuce has grown more popular in the last years. This small and robust lettuce is a miniature version of Romana lettuce, with a sweet, crunchy and compact heart. The popularity of the Little Gem is rising. Compared to the same period last year (YTD) we already sold 203% more packs. Smaller packaging […]
For the third year in a row, vegetable grower Brazander and Levarht will travel to Kenya. The first week of March Arjan Levarht (Levarht) and Paul Zantman (Brazander) will travel and visit a number of educational projects for ‘the Childslife’ foundation. During this trip they are committed to share their knowledge for fruit and vegetables. […]
Last week the new Hillenraad top 100 was presented at the fifteenth Hortigala, which was opened by Dutch minister Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. The 100 most innovative and leading horticultural companies have earned a place on this list. Levarht is ranked at no. 45 this year! Levarht, an international player in fruit and […]
Levarht sees to it that people around the globe can enjoy fruit and vegetables. It may not be new that this is achieved in a sustainable way also, but it is news. Nature and the environment are important to Levarht, not only because they concern the existence of the company, but also because it is […]
The international trade fair, Asia Fruit Logistica will be held in Hong Kong from 4-6 September. Both Rijk Zwaan and Levarht have been participating for many years, presenting their latest innovations. This year, both companies will present Asian Jewels: a range of melon varieties specifically developed for the Asian market. The product presentation is the […]
What is the favourite way to eat a melon in Dubai? Spinneys, one of our great customers, has launched a fun contest on Facebook. Spinneys’ customers can share their favourite way to eat our rock, snow or cantaloupe melons. See the contest on Facebook www.facebook.com/SpinneysDubai/ We will try some of the recipes in our canteen […]
Levarht is trendsetting and is specialised in connecting organisations, people and knowledge with the aim of making fresh and savoury fruit and vegetable varieties available worldwide all the year round. Fired by this ambition, Levarht has joined the Club van 100 of the Glastuinbouw business unit of Wageningen University & Research. The purpose of the […]
Last week Arjan Levarht together with Paul Sugut of ChildsLife visited several schools in Kenia. During this trip there was space and time to share their passion for vegetables and fruit and they exchanged knowledge on how to optimize the cultivation yield. Also they could witness with their own eyes how successful the first harvest […]
Exciting days but we remain as “Cool as a cucumber” Our Van Nature growers Ben en Chris Bolleboom have become the first from our growers cooperative Van Nature to produce cucumbers grown under artificial lights! In recent months together with colleagues, they have looked after the 3,4ha lighted cucumbers to ensure that we can deliver […]
Frank Levarht: “Many buyers want to switch sooner” The Brazilian melon season kicked off at Levarht last week. “Here with us, the season started three weeks earlier than previous ones”, says Frank Levarht of this Dutch wholesaler. He sees good opportunities for the Brazilian season. “The season in Spain is coming to an end. Brazilian […]
The United States and China keep pelting each other with increased trade tariffs. This has led to the necessary pressure on prices in certain markets. It has also created opportunities. “Many American producers are looking at other markets. This means sales to places like Hong Kong and Malaysia are currently under pressure. By continually adding value, […]
What a great picture we received from ouw grower! Brussels Sprouts, a typical Dutch vegetable we Dutch love to eat in the winter, growing under the sun. Dutch Brussels Sprouts now available at Levarht!
This melon salad with feta has the best of both worlds, sweet and salty. It´s acolourful and refreshing combination of mouth-watering melon, crumbled feta and pumpkin seeds, with a simple lemon and olive oil dressing with fresh mint.
Who doesn't love strawberry ice cream! Have you ever made ice cream yourself? No? Try this recipe for strawberry ice cream.
Cooperation has been in our genes for more than 80 years; being a reliable partner for growers, retailers and other chain partners, and providing added value to the supply chain. From now on, this includes a partnership with the Tomatoworld Foundation. Our vision, to supply the world with fresh fruit and vegetables and to take […]
Our colleague Maribel at Rica Fruta loves to share here recipe of Watermelon Ceviche. 'Ceviche' is a word used in Central America for recipes made with raw fish. Very typical in our countries, in this case instead of fish we used watermelon to refresh the dish. You can use mango as well.
A recipe from one of our tomato growers.
Our beautiful Kalettes! They look so beautiful, but what to do with them? Our grower is delighted to share a recipe that is on one of our labels.
Bruschetta, the classic Italian appetizer, is the perfect light snack or party food. This recipe It is not only easy to make, but also delicious and colourful on your serving plate.
This rhubarb compote is wonderful to have around, whether you eat it on pancakes, yogurt or just a spoon, We know you will want to eat lots and lots of it. By making a big batch of compote, you can freeze in smaller portions and then enjoy for months to come.
Looking for a new summer dessert recipe? Try this redcurrant mousse.
Purple Brussels Sprouts, what to do with them? Try this recipe from our growers' association Van Nature.
Pomegranate works well in sweet and savoury dishes. Pomegranate makes simple dishes sparkle, extract the juicy jewel-like seeds and liven up salads, desserts and couscous
A true classic of Italian cuisine, plum tomato sauce. Perfect for pasta, meatballs and more.
Physalises are so pretty and that's why the most people use them as decoration. But they are also delicious to eat. You can eat them out of hand, but they are also great in salads and desserts or used to make marmalade.
A summer party in your glass!
Hutspot (Dutch), hochepot (French), or hotchpotch (English), is a dish of boiled and mashed potatoes, carrots, and onions with a long history in traditional Dutch cuisine.
Our colleague Martijn his favourite BBQ recipe.
Let us introduce you to the new KICXS tomatoes! Kicxs tomatoes have a surprising, distinctive taste. Sweetness with a little sour; real adult snack tomatoes. You can enjoy these Dutch grown tomatoes on the go, as a snack at work or as a treat at parties. There are several packaging options. The sustainable cardboard bag, […]
Our colleague Bram loves to cook. He gladly shares one of his recipes with you.
Our sprouts grower loves to share sprout recipes to allow people to gain some inspiration for tasty dishes. Check out this recipe, delicious and a feast for the eye.
This lovely recipe is from our colleague Sabine.
This aubergines gratin is from our Polish colleague Kasia.
A lovely summer soup recipe from our growers' association Van Nature.
Levarht has started a collaboration with the melon company Agroindustrias Distex from southern Honduras. “Besides the melon programmes that we do from Brazil, Guatamala, Panama, Nicaragua and Costa Rica this is a nice addition with large arrivals for Easter,” says Frank Levarht. Read the full article on Fresh Plaza; http://www.freshplaza.com/article/188244/New-melon-programmes-from-Hondu…
Look at these sweet potatoes shining in their new Levarht boxes! We would like to give you an exclusive behind the scenes shots in our grower’s warehouse in Nicaragua. Did you know the sweet potatoes are dried before they are packed in their boxes? Now that we are already challenging your knowledge about sweet potatoes, […]