Colour with more taste
At our agricultural farm in Flevoland we grow, wash and process different, colourful field vegetables, like coloured carrots and beets. These are tasteful products which are grown with a lot of passion.
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By growing sustainable field vegetables Zonneheerdt would like to let the people taste the real flavour of vegetables. Our children should know again the real taste of vegetables. By the sustainable way of growing Zonneheerdt would like people to enjoy tasty vegetables from Flevoland soil. The vegetables from Zonneheerdt are grown with passion, are tasty, colourful and healthy. Continue reading to get a good overview of all the vegetables we grow on our farm.
The soil of Flevoland is famous for its fabulous potatoes. These potatoes are sold as french fries (Aviko) or as table potatoes (Agrico) in the supermarket or at your greengrocer.
Carrots contain many vitamins, like vitamine A, C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and E. Because of all these healthy nutrients & extra minerals carrots are vasodilating. Carrots have a positive influence on the heart and increase the red blood corpuscles in the human body.
Purple carrots contain a much higher level of Beta carotene than orange carrots. Beta carotene will be converted in our body into vitamin A. It improves your immunity and is important for your vision and growth.
Yellow carrots are rich in lutein; this nutrient keeps your eyes in good shape. Lutein belongs to the bio active nutrients and is part of the carotenoids.
White carrots contain naturally a high percentage of fibers for a healthy intestinal flora.
Purple carrots contain higher concentrations of Anthocyanin and Beta carotene. Beta carotene is converted into Vitamin A. This is an essential nutrient for the healthiness of our eyes and immune system.
Kroot is derived from the french carotte, an alternative name for kroot is beet. A beet has a slightly sweet taste. Beets can be eaten warm, but you can also cool them and eat them in a salad.
Candy beets are remarkable beets. They draw attention with their white-red coloured flesh. When used raw, thinly sliced beets keep their white & red coloured rings.
This fresh yellow beet has a high decorative value because of its deep yellow colour! They are very tasteful raw in salads or thinly sliced as carpaccio.
Beautiful, bright, white beets with a sweet taste. The earthy taste in combination with the slightly sweet flavour make these beets unique for various dishes. The flesh of the white beet is white veined and of great quality.
Due to its length these beets are very suitable for making into slices and using in salads. Besides that they are also very suitable for soups & other dishes, because of its beautiful red colour.
Red beets as we know them. Beautiful red with an earthy taste.
The long parsnip is a little less firm than the regular carrot. Parsnip can be baked or mashed in a “stamppot”. The parsnip can be deep fried too. A deep fried parsnip looks like a potato chip.
Root parsley looks colour wise and shape wise the most like a parsnip, but the taste is more like regular parsley with a nutty flavour. Delicious in soups and sauces, but also in a “stamppot” (a Dutch potato and vegetable mashed dish)
Onions have a strong smell and taste. In general unions have a little skin over a layered heart. Onions are used all over the world and vary in different sizes and colours.
We grow wheat mainly to let the soil rest. We try, by choosing the right varieties, to grow a nice quality of bread making wheat. Bread making wheat is grown on small scale, mainly for regional varieties of bread, such as Koopmans in the Veldleeuwerik project.
Zonneheerdt grows barley because it is a beautiful product and in the summer the soil is quickly available again for the growth of a good green manure crop. Our barley goes via Agrifirm to Hollandmalt where it will be processed by Heineken as Veldleeuwerik crop with a sustainability guarantee.
It is impossible to imagine our lives nowadays without sugar. We even make plastic from it! We use every part of this plant, including the pulp. They even make green manure crop from it. Cosun and Suikerunie are the processors for sugar.