Sweet, juicy and packed with health benefits, blueberries from British Columbia, Canada offer the high-quality, delicious fruit flavour that Indian consumers are asking for, and they’re available in a range of flexible formats and quantities to suit your product line.
Why BC Blueberries from British Columbia?
Grown in a lush, fertile valley bordered by mountains, it is true that our climate and growing conditions are perfect, but our industry’s commitment to providing the safest, highest quality blueberries to customers is what sets us apart. B.C. is one of the largest highbush blueberry regions in the world, and our 800 British Columbia growers harvest in excess of 100 million pounds per year, uniquely positioned to meet a buyer’s special needs. From field to consumer, they are handled with exceptional care to ensure optimum product quality and high food safety standards.
What products can BC Blueberries be used in?
With a natural sweetness, delicious berry flavour and distinctive deep hue, BC blueberries can be used in a wide range of products, from jams, baked goods and prepared desserts, through to smoothies, ice cream and yoghurts. They can even be used in savoury applications such a such as pickles and chutneys.
What format of BC Blueberries are available in India?
Fresh BC blueberries are available in India from July to September, and are available in a range of quantities and packaging options. If you’re looking for the sweet taste throughout the year, our processors offer:
- Frozen Blueberries: Individually Quick Frozen (size grading possible from small to large blueberries), Case Frozen and Bulk Frozen;
- Dried Blueberries: Puffed Whole Blueberries or Sugar-Infused Blueberries (infusion levels can be tailored to your requirements); and
- Jam Stock, Purées and Concentrates: Ingredients to be used in your value-added products.
What are the health benefits associated with blueberries?
Blueberries are receiving international attention for their health benefits, which are mainly attributed to the fact that they’re extremely high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help neutralize harmful by-products called “free radicals” that can lead to cancer and other age-related diseases. In scientific testing, the consumption of blueberries has been shown to increase insulin response – an important factor in treating diabetes; reduce blood pressure, helping to reduce the risk of heart disease; and help prevent and treat age-related memory loss including that associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Interested in harnessing the health benefits and sweet taste of BC Blueberries for yourself? Contact us here so we can work with you to find the best supplier to meet your needs.