NaturalTech Brazil

This month our Latin America Food Engineer Katia Miura visited the NatualTech Exposition in Sao Paulo. Check out a whole new generation of healthy foods!

340 exhibitors and 40,000 visitors for this three day event!

Brazil, a nation of 200 million has transformed from a beans and beef culture to health conscious.  Natural food stores have popped up all over the country and health perceived ingredients such as jungle fruits, berries and natural herbs are integrated into food products.

Here are some interesting items from the expo.  These innovative products do not make it onto the MINTEL charts!

 

 

 


Blueberries by the Spoonful

Here is an interesting way to explain ingredients in a baby food.

Heinz Australia launched recently Watties for Baby.

Check out the back of the pouch:

“Wattie’s for Baby Berry Nice Pear Smoothie comprises four tablespoons of pear puree, one tablespoon of blueberries, one tablespoon of Greek style Yoghurt, half a tablespoon of rolled oats and half a teaspoon of strawberry puree.”

 

Note the big jump in blueberry baby foods in Asia.

 


Bluebery Potato Chips from Japan

Japan produces some of the most interesting new food products. 

Here Calbee introduces blueberry and cheese.

The product is described by the company as “a product for women.”  Ultra-low-moisture ingredients such as blueberry flakes and powders work well in chips, crackers and all sorts of snacks.  Plus the blueberry on the pack appeals.


Korea Discovers Blueberry Ingredients

Korean companies continue to innovate with blueberries.  

Here are some recent examples of blueberry powders and flakes utilized in innovative breakfast cereals.

We will exhibit some if these innovative products at the upcoming American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI) meeting in London, October 21-23.

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This product from Mom Knows Best utilizes real blueberry powder in extruded grain pieces. This is the "real deal!"
Now this is interesting! Note the chart where "Mom" classifies food by color!
Fresh blueberries on the package and dehydrated blueberries extruded into the cereal flake.
Check out the chart on the back panel that shows the equivalency of dried to fresh blueberries.

Blueberry Chex with Real Blueberry Powder

Now, that’s what I’m talking about! 

Check out the real blueberry powder in the Chex flake from General Mills.  No artificial flavors or colors here!

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Made with real blueberry powder!

Blueberry Innovation – India!

Check out the latest new product innovation in India — Festaa! 

With the help of our social networking Raj Kapoot — Festaa developed this new blueberry syrup.  Raj helped the company hook up with local suppliers or USA blueberries and here is the result!

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July 2018 – New Blueberry Product of the Month

This is the first time I have seen a commercial blueberry cottage cheese and it is a winner!

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