Japan has always been a fresh and frozen market for blueberries. Now take a look at the rise in dried highbush blueberries from the USA!
Here is the deal:
- 1,481,000 kg of dried blueberries exported from the USA to Japan in 2016.
- This converts to 3.26 million lbs.
- Multiply this by the 3.5 lbs needed to make one lb. of dried blueberries = 8.15 million lbs of blueberries utilized!
Beauty – Confectionery and Totally new products are leading the way in 2017!
Beauty. Grocery and convenience stores market dried blueberries in health and beauty sections along side slimming and products with health and beauty association. (Beauty from Within)
Confectionery. On the food industry side, Japanese companies are integrating dried blueberries into confectionery (panned blueberries) ice creams and traditional Japanese confectionery (wagashi).