Nicolas Almeida, Moorea:

Drop peppers: A niche product appreciated for their look and taste

Moorea, the specialist in rare vegetables on the Rungis market, offers an exclusive range of drop peppers, a variety originating from the Andes in South America. “Our drop peppers are cultivated in open ground by Claude Arzagot in the province of Malaga,” explains Nicolas Almeida, a seller at Moorea.

Thanks to its visual and taste qualities, as well as its easy preparation, the product is highly prized by French chefs. “It is a small and sweet pepper that is very easy to consume because it does not require much work. It looks good and also brings a decorative touch to the plate. It can be used for starters, in salads, and even on pizzas.”

The wholesaler proposes three colors of drop peppers: bright red, orange, and yellow. The demand for these peppers is good in France, as well as abroad. “We export to several countries, including Germany, England, Dubai, and Singapore.” The production is not at its highest potential this year, but the volumes should increase again in the coming months. “We are currently receiving approximately 20 kg per week,” explains Nicolas. “The heat and water restrictions in Spain have impacted the production, but we should receive more volumes in the winter.”

For more information:
69 Rue de Perpignan, 94550 Rungis
Phone: 01 56 70 62 40     

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