Written and Published by BMT Foods, July 20, 2022
Wild blueberries are a popular and beloved healthy fruit with a delicious, sweet flavor. Blueberries can be added to almost any dish or eaten by themselves. There is consistently high demand for wild blueberries due to their versatility and delicious taste.
Wild blueberries provide many health benefits for optimal health and well-being.
Not only are wild blueberries delicious, but they also offer a variety of health benefits. Blueberries are high in antioxidants, which can help protect your body from disease. They have also been shown to improve heart health, cognitive function, and vision. Additionally, blueberries are a good source of fiber and vitamin C.
As we age, our bodies become less efficient at producing antioxidants. This is one of the reasons why blueberries are so beneficial for our health. The antioxidants in blueberries can help to protect our cells from damage and keep our bodies healthy as we age. Additionally, studies have shown that blueberries can help to reduce cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Blueberries have also been shown to improve cognitive function and memory. This is likely because they contain flavonoids, which are known to promote brain health. The fiber in blueberries helps to keep us regular and prevents constipation, while the vitamin C in them is essential for immunity and overall health.
2022 Wild Blueberry Crop Update and Outlook
Spring 2022 saw the Canadian wild blueberry crop flower and grow without frost, something that surely worked in favor of blueberry growers. However, there were challenges, too. With cooler weather and lots of rain, this year’s wild blueberry crop was under-pollinated. With those environmental factors having been analyzed, we conclude that this year’s Canadian wild blueberry harvest is looking promising.
In the United States, we also see encouraging signs for this year’s wild blueberry harvest. Similar to Canada, some key growing areas like Maine saw drier-than-usual conditions. But, a cooler June set the stage for a successful harvest. The weather throughout the rest of July will determine this year’s wild blueberry crop yield.
The next 14-28 days will be crucial for the state of this year’s wild blueberry crop. With encouraging signs, blueberry growers cautiously look at the past few growing seasons and are reminded of significant challenges that limited the total blueberry crop yield and negatively affected prices on the global market. However, there is much cause for optimism.
We will keep you posted on all further wild blueberry crop updates as we draw closer to 2022 blueberry harvest time, which begins in mid-August. At the end of the day, the success or failure of this year’s wild blueberry crop will depend on the size and quantity of berries harvested.
BMT Foods offers IQF Wild Blueberries, which are great for baked goods, desserts, and other food products, and Wild Blueberry Juice Concentrate, which can be added to a wide variety of different beverage products. As more information is made available on the state of this year’s wild blueberry crop harvest, BMT Foods will update our customers. Reach out to us today to learn more.