Healthy and high quality bell peppers
How to identify a bell pepper of good quality.
A healthy, fresh bell pepper feels firm, is shiny and has no wrinkles or blemishes. The stem has a fresh green color. In the Netherlands, bell peppers grow in greenhouses that provide the ideal growth environment for the pepper plant. Thanks to the Dutch greenhouses, bell peppers are available almost all year round. The ideal season for the Dutch bell pepper runs from mid-April to late October.
In the Netherlands, bell peppers are grown in conditioned greenhouses, creating a controlled environment. In addition, thanks to organic control agents clean, intact and healthy bell peppers can be produced.
Preserve bell peppers
Best consumed uncooled, best preserved cooled.
Our bell peppers are harvested when ripe and immediately cooled and packaged so that they end up in stores and kitchens sooner. Sealed bell peppers have the longest shelf life. In flow pack (traffic light) packaging the bell peppers also have a long shelf life. For the best taste, it is best to keep the bell peppers uncooled. For a longer shelf life, it is best to preserve the bell peppers in a cool place, e.g. in the basement or in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator. Unpacked bell peppers can be preserved this way for more than a week.
Packaged bell peppers clearly have a longer shelf life because they barely dry out in the packaging. Bell peppers can be consumed cold or warm. Because Dutch bell peppers are grown clean (optimal use is made of organic plant protection products), they can be eaten directly from the plant. A quick rinse under the tap is really only necessary to wash the dust off.