Blueberry formats offer many functional benefits
Blueberry juice and blueberry purée provide color, smooth texture and distinctive flavor, according to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. Available year-round, they can be used in new and existing food product formulations. Blueberries come in a range of formats for food manufacturers: fresh, frozen, dried and liquid. Liquid blueberry co-products have many applications, including smoothies, frozen desserts, ice creams and yogurts. Individually quick-frozen blueberries do not need to be thawed prior to use, the council said. They can be poured into batters, quickly incorporated into mixes or used as a topping.