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Dutch beetroot

Dutch beetroot

The beetroot also known as ‘ Kroten’ is a typically Dutch product, which has become increasingly popular over the past few years. In addition to a variety of applications in the kitchen, red beets are also tremendously healthy. Beets contain a lot of folic acid, manganese, potassium, copper, iron, fibre, and magnesium. Holland Food Trade beetroot’s are farmed in West-Friesland on loam soil. This makes them tastier, easy to boil, and gives them a deep red colour.

Availability of beetroot

Dutch beetroots are available all year round.

Dutch beetroot for fresh markets and supermarkets and industry

Beetroots find their way to the consumer through the market channel or via supermarket chains in Europe. Besides the pre-packaged beetroot we offer beetroots for industrial purposes. 

Assortment of beetroot

The beetroots are packaged and available in the following assortments:

  • A – 50/80 mm;
  • A – 50/90 mm;
  • B – 80/100 mm;
  • C- 100/+ mm.

Packaging options of beetroot

The beetroots have been sorted and are available in the following packagings:

  • 10 kg mesh bag;
  • 5 kg mesh bag;
  • EPS-M;
  • +/- 1100 kg jumbo bag.

Beetroot cultivation

The beetroot is a two-year crop which generates a root pen in the first year. During the second year, the root pen grows into a tuber. The farming season starts in March and ends in September.

Harvesting of beetroot

Beetroots are harvested between May and November. A top-lifting harvesting machine is used for this. Industry crops are also harvested using a potato harvester.

Storage of beetroot

After harvesting, the beetroots are stored under optimal storage conditions. This means a constant temperature, sufficient natural ventilation, and relatively high humidity.

Certificates of beetroot

The beetroot is Global Gap certified.

Other pre-packaged field vegetables

Besides beetroot, our assortment contains a variety of other vegetables, like: potatoesonionscarrotsceleriaccabbage, broccoli, iceberg lettuce, cauliflower.