Here at Seawind Foods, we are continually listening to our customers and working to fulfill their product requests. We recently made the decision to expand our product line for the simple reason of offering additional healthful ingredient options to our partners in the food manufacturing industry.
Organic and conventional blueberries are the latest dried fruit to join our dehydrated foods family. We do not add sugar to our blueberries as they bring enough sweetness on their own to any product.
Whether you’re creating a nutritious new product or looking to enhance an older recipe with updated ingredients, now you can. Our flavorful air-dried blueberries, packed with all-natural sweetness, are better than other options on today’s market.
Did You Know This About Blueberries?
The United States Department of Agriculture published a report that covers data from 2000-2012 that illustrated blueberry consumption is up 411 percent compared to previous years. While this is the most recent report available, we believe it boasts how wildly popular blueberries are to the American people.
Will Customers Reach For Blueberry Products?
We certainly think so and have research to support it.
Five years in a row, the Mediterranean Diet has been voted the best overall diet according to U.S. News & World Report. This is excellent news as it illustrates the American people are looking to incorporate a variety of healthy staples into their diets, including fruits like blueberries.
FoodNavigator-USA, among other sources, has even predicted 2020 to be the year of the blueberry.
Blueberries have long been referred to as a “superfood” as they are packed with vitamins and antioxidants, and can help protect the body against diseases. Better yet, blueberries are known to improve vision, enhance memory, and regulate weight.
How To Use Air Dried Blueberries
There seem to be endless ways to use dried blueberries in recipe development. Small start-ups to food manufacturing giants have found ways to incorporate this powerful berry into their portfolio of products, including ready-to-eat waffles, salad kits, and scone mixes.
Looking for creative ways to reach a broader customer base? Here are more ideas on how to use our no sugar added blueberries:
- Instant oatmeal packets
- Cake and muffin mixes
Consider what audience you are trying to target and create products from there. See how these companies found incredible ways to add heart-healthy blueberries to the mix:
- barkThins chocolate bark with blueberries and quinoa
- Wildway lemon & blueberry snack mix
- Mush overnight oats with dried blueberries
- and Blue Buffalo dog food
Blueberry Orders: When Is The Time To Book?
If you have decided blueberries are the healthy ingredient for your next development, then you will want to be sure to prepare your booking between May and June.
Both our conventional and organic blueberries are harvested in the pristine Northern Highlands of Peru from August to December. As these berries are such a versatile ingredient and are quite popular, we encourage booking your orders soon.
The Seawind Foods Difference
Our team at Seawind Foods strives to provide the very best, high-quality, and delicious ingredients for your sourcing needs. We are well-known for our exceptional customer service and know it’s due to our high industry standards and responsive team.
If you need help sourcing an ingredient that is not shown on our website, please contact us. Our team is excellent at working with you to find the exact ingredient you need. We are proud to offer our new and existing customers:
- custom cuts and sizes
- custom blends
- roasting to draw-out flavors
Be sure to review our other new products, like drum dried banana and pineapple flakes. We look forward to partnering with you for your next project!