Power of Blueberry Powder!
Why would anyone remove all of the moisture from a blueberry and grind it into a powder? Look at the chart from MINTEL Global New Products Database (GNPD) and you will find more than 600 new products worldwide this year to date (September 2018) that include low-moisture blueberry powders. Walk the floors of food technology exhibitions from Chicago to Jakarta and see blueberry powders on display. The reason: Blueberry powder is an "ingredient solution." Food processors need low-moisture, all-natural real fruit ingredients for today's manufacturing processes. Blueberry powder is a wonderful solution to getting more and more blueberry into products in the USA and all around the world!
>Consumer Packs. Blueberry powders are packed in vacuum packs that keep product dry. This is a perfect way to enjoy your daily dose of blueberry year-round.
Consumer packs vary in sizes and materials. Some are foil pouches and vacuum packed to ensure freshness.
>Ingredient Use. Fruit powders such as blueberry are offered by some of the leading ingredient suppliers in the world. End users include health food companies and major multinationals as well. Recently, some of the leading US food processors have declared their intentions to eliminate artificial colors and flavors from product lines. Blueberry powder is a natural ingredient that colors and flavors!
>>Poly-lined corrugated cartons, sacks, totes and other containers.
>>Freeze dry powder should be no more than 2% moisture.
>>Microwave dried is slightly higher in the 7-12% moisture range.
The key to these products is low water activity ( aw) which allows the addition to products without the release of moisture. This opens up avenues in cereals, snacks, confectionery and others.