Korean Pet Foods Get Real!

Here is a new blueberry-containing pet food from Korea.  Like in the USA–pets are becoming family members.  A new generation of Korean-made foods has hit the market and this one incudes “human grade” salmon, tomatoes, pumpkin and blueberry!


Greek Yogurt India

Namaste from Delhi!  Two years ago, our local FoodTech began talking up the success of blueberry Greek yogurts in North America to the Indian dairy industry!  Now it has become a category of its own and often with yummy blueberry flavors made in country with imported frozen blueberries from the USA!


Beautiful Blueberry Extracts for Vietnam

Two years ago, we started seeing Korean skincare products on the market in Vietnam.  Now here is an example of a new Vietnam-made product using USA blueberry extract and olive oil!   Hana, our local foodtech, has been linking local companies with samples and supplies!


Seoul Food & Hotel

What a great exposition in Seoul.   Korea has seen a rapid rise in imports of frozen blueberries in the past decade.  Now, we are working on new uses of all forms of blueberries including frozen, liquid dried and vert dry powders and flakes.

FoodTech Sunyong lee works on blueberry sauce formulations in advance of the Seoul Foods Exposition.

Preparation of samples for tasting.

Laboratory testing and analysis to answer the questions of the potential end users.

Preparation of formula and prototype documentation.

Off to the USA Blueberries both at the Seoul Food and Hotel at Ilsan.

The US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea visits the blueberry booth and is happy to see the blueberry bi-bim-bap sauce!

 

 

 


Seoul Foods Expo – 2019

Korea FoodTech Sunyong Lee presents unique Korean sauce concepts utilizing frozen Blueberries at the Seoul Foods Exposition in Ilsan May 21-24, 2019 A bit hit in the land of spicy foods!

Blueberry Honey Sauce.  Combines two ingredients for health as well as ginseng!

Blueberry Bi Bim Bap Sauce.  This popular one bowl dish includes rice (bap) and  veggies (bi bim).  No bi bim bap is complete without a savory sauce which is applied and mashed into the healthful mixture!  The savory Korean sauce with blueberries is a big hit here at the Seoul Foods and chefs are snapping up the recipe.

Blueberry Sesame.   Amazing how well the blueberry mellows out the traditional dipping sauce!

Blueberry Chutney. Although not Korean,  Indian foods are a trendy item.   Not too hot the way I like it, but Korean visitors like the combination of red hot chili and blueberry.

 

 

 

 


Korea New Blueberry Innovation

Lots of blueberry innovation in the and of the morning calm!

Blueberry jam on the Go!

Single-serving blueberry cheese cake.

Blueberry yogurt puff for baby!

Beautiful yogurt pack at E-MArt!

Real Blueberry Juice

Meal kit for making three blueberry pancakes!

 


Oh Myanmar

It all started almost a year ago in New Orleans, Louisiana.  USHBC exhibited at the Dairy Deli Bakery Exposition which is a gathering of up and coming companies in the food industry.  It was an excellent show, lots of interest in blueberries.  All of a sudden, a group of 15 bakery owners from Myanmar (Formerly Burma) arrive at our booth!  They were in town on a USDA sponsored training visit.   They were excited to see blueberries!  After a nice visit — I mentioned “why don’t you head up to Mississippi and see the real thing.”  After a call to one of the growers in Poplarville, off they went to blueberry heaven!

Now beam ahead to 2019.  We received a note from the USDA office that this same group of bakers were organizing an all day seminar and exposition in Yangon, the capital.  The concept was for the traveling group to share experiences with the local baking industry.  USHBC was invited as VIP guest and Tom and Hana headed off to Myanmar!

I arrived at midnight to this exotic Southeast Asian city.  In the morning, here is the view from my hotel window.  This place is the fastest growing economy on earth according to the World Bank!

Welcome to the Showcase!

In the morning, we had an exposition and bakers and suppliers from throughout Myanmar attended.  Here is Hana hard at work at the booth.

Next we had a chef demonstrate how to make a Myanmar pizza with  blueberries.

Yummy pizza!

A great success.  We re-connected with our Myanmar friends and some are already using frozen and dried blueberries in local products!

Hana gets participation award from Rachel Nelson of the USDA in Myanmar.

Good day from Myanmar!