Published: 1 September, 2014


This week sees the first batch of Cobnuts available. The cobnut is a type of hazelnut and have been grown in the UK since the 16th century.

Most cobnuts are grown in Kent and can be kept for several months, which is why they were popular with Victorian mariners.

Cobnuts are not generally prone to any diseases or pests, which means they are normally untreated by protectants or fertilizers.

Cobnuts are very high in protein, fibre and calcium. They are also very rich in vitamin E (which can helps protects the body’s cells).

Some Recipe Ideas:

  • Watercress & Cobnut Soup
  • Braeburn Apple, Avocado & Cobnut Salad
  • Pork, Cumin & Cobnuts
  • Plum & Cobnut Crumble
  • Treacle Tart with Finely Chopped Cobnuts
Did you know…
Only female flowers can produce nuts, whilst the male flowers produce ‘catkins’, with each catkin producing millions of pollen grains, ready to be distributed on the wind.

Published: 9 March, 2014


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DDP specialises in supplying tip-top fruit and vegetables to restaurants, hotels, contract caterers, schools/colleges, fine-dining establishments & the public sector in London. We are a family business and have been established since 1982, which means that there is an abundance of valuable experience and expertise on board. In recent years, DDP has been awarded two Royal Warrants, having supplied the Royal Household for around 20 years unbroken. The company is renowned for its quality of produce and service. This is not simply something that happens overnight. It takes many years to establish strong relationships with growers and direct suppliers. A great deal of time has been invested in meeting growers to explain what we and our customers demand in terms of specification and quality. Our offices are open 24 hours per day virtually all year round, which enables our customers to order any time of the day for delivery the next morning or later the same day in some cases. Although there is huge levels of experience within the company, it is reassuring to know that in the fresh produce industry, we are still governed by Mother Nature. The weather throughout the world and in particular the UK, can have a massive effect on availability, quality and prices, which means that each season can be challenging and it is part of our job to ensure our customers still receive the best service possible. We work on the premise that we are judged by our most recent delivery and service. We believe it is important to have the right staff in place, who want to share the company’s philosophy of adopting a personal approach to each customer. DDP goes further than simply being a supplier. We feel it is important to support our customers after the delivery also. This may include information, promotions, DDP personnel on site or displaying the wonderful array of fresh fruit and vegetables we have. It is also an excellent way to impress our client’s customers, attracts people to the restaurant and is a fantastic way of educating diners – both young and old. This may include showing something new, promoting a particular range or region, or simply something seasonal to brighten up dining areas and compliment the menu. Other ways DDP supports its customers include help with menu planning – this may be seasonal, a special event, promoting an area of the world, a nutrition drive or simply to endorse healthy eating. We also supply regular updates, including Market Update, which can help inform people of seasonal produce available and what is at its best when. Although DDP source products from around the world, the company has been championing British and local produce since 1982 - long before it came a modern day trend. In addition to Royal Warrants, DDP is currently holds BRC Accreditation, Red Tractor Assurance and is a Supplier Member of The Sustainable Restaurant Association. No milk, no dairy, no bread – just first rate fruit and vegetables and service to match. View all posts by DDP →