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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!  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. 

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. 

 

Blueberry 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)

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

Technical Brochure - (pdf 403 kb download)  

 

 

 

View information from the new USHBC Technical Brochure!

 

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