New Product Showcase -

May 2016

North America

Trader Joe's is a big booster of blueberries, now here is a new breakfast item!

Asia


No -- this is not a yogurt cup.  This Hong Kong creation is a face cream with real blueberries!

Europe

From the Netherlands-- where they love blueberries -- a 100 percent, nothing added blueberry juice!

Australia

Australia is always out front in the health food trends.  Here you get combinations of popcorn, chia and dried bueberries.

India

From India, here is one of the most beautiful blueberry cosmetic package.


Welcome to the Food Industry section of our website.  Here is where ingredient users of blueberries can obtain the very latest information on blueberries, blueberry ingredients and usage ideas. 

 

Market Situation     Blueberry Ingredients     Formats Available     Blueberry Usage     Technical Brochure     QC

Market Situation:  In the past ten years, the blueberry industry has experienced extraordinary growth with per capita consumption rising each year and a record numbers of new products entering the market each month! Consumers have become enlightened to the wonderful health benefits of blueberries and the past four years have seen the largest crops and record demand.  The good news is that the industry has kept pace with demand and now processed blueberries (frozen, liquid, dried etc.) are in plentiful supply.  The industry is committed to providing a steady and stable supply of blueberries now and for years to come.  So, it is a good time to listen to the demands of your consumers and formulate new blueberry containing products!  Supply + Demand = Opportunity!  (download)

Blueberry Ingredients - About half of all blueberries produced go to the "fresh market" sector.  The remaining blueberries go to food processing. A few decades ago, highbush blueberries went mainly to the fresh market and pie fillings.  Today, blueberries are further processed into dried, liquid and other formats for food industry use.

Formats Available:Blueberries are available in a wide range of formats for the food industry.  The offerings are continually evolving to match the needs of specific food industry categories. 

 

USHBC Format Chart:   (download)

Blueberry Usage:  Blueberries are utilized in hundreds of food industry applications in North America and the world.  Since 2010, aroundthan 8,000 new blueberry containing products were introduced in the USA and Canada.  The number has continually risen in the past decade and we anticipate record numbers of new blueberry products in the future.

Specifics:

  • Storage and processing  (view)
  • Composition (view)

Technical Brochure - (pdf 403 kb download)   New Brochure Under Construction.

 

 

 Brazil

From Chile -- blueberry beer!  Now you got my interest!

 

 

Blueberry Real Seal
There are good reasons to show that your product

contains real blueberries.  Check out the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) Real Blueberry Seal program. 

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