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: 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! Check out the
USHBC-Berry Latest E-Newsletter.
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. Click the (thumbnail) chart
above for a general view of how highbush blueberries are processed
to meet the needs of food processors.
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
Usage: 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 product
introductions in the new year. New product showcase. (view
4 mb pdf)
Technical Brochure - (pdf
403 kb download)