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.
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!
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
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:
Blueberries are utilized in
hundreds of food industry applications in North America and the world.
In 2012, more than 1400 new blueberry containing products were
introduced in the USA. The number has continually risen in the
past decade and we anticipate record numbers of new blueberry products.
Technical Brochure - (pdf
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