Gulfoods 2019

USDA-FAS Administrator visits USHBC booth

Dubai-UAE – Interest in USA blueberries grows year-to-year in the Middle East.   First it was fresh and now dried and frozen for food processing.   Dozens of Indian firms showed off packaged USA dried blueberries at the event.  We saw strong interest for frozen and puree from dairy companies from throughout the region.

What about fresh:  The wall of blueberries still stands at local markets in Dubai!


Bollywood Meets Blueberries

USA Blueberry India Brain Trust Don Vanderwerken (Blueberry Grower Mississippi) , Raj Kapoor (USHBC FoodTech)  and Dinesh Shinde (Fruit importer and distributor).

February 4, 2019 – Mumbai.  USA Blueberries have gone big time in India.  USHBC participated in  Salute to Bollywood promotion a trendy club in the center of the Indian movie industry “Bollywood.”  New drink concepts were created for the event which drew the A list of Bollywood stars.  The event was hosted by Anusaya, a pioneer fresh and processed blueberry importer in India.  The event was also hosted by one of the most prominent Bollywood choreographers — Raajeiv Khinchi.  As a result, attending food, beverage and entertainment bloggers posted positive reports on the event and celebrity comments of the love of blueberries!

Delicious drinks made with frozen blueberries!