Blueberries

Overview

Chilean blueberries are available from October through April. Chile is the largest exporter of blueberries in the world. Chile has 15,601 hectares planted with Highbush blueberries. Seventeen percent of these are organic. Chile has an ongoing commitment to finding new and better varieties to provide an outstanding consumer experience in terms of flavor, size, and texture. Research and development of new technologies for growing, harvesting, packing and shipping will continue to expand the global market for Chilean blueberries.

Nutrition

Blueberries are considered a “superfood” because they have such a high concentration of nutrients and are high in antioxidants, which protect us from damage by free radicals. Blueberries are naturally fat free and just have 42 calories per cup. While low in calories, blueberries are a good source of fiber and an excellent source of vitamin C, providing 16% of the recommended daily allowance.

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Blueberries

How to Select, Store and Handle Blueberries

Blueberries come in different sizes, and size does not denote quality or maturity level.

Store your blueberries in the refrigerator and rinse just prior to eating them.

With proper refrigeration, blueberries can stay fresh 10-14 days after purchase.

The silver-white frost seen on the blueberries is referred to as “bloom”. This is a common indicator of freshness, but not visible on all fresh blueberries.

Blueberries do not continue to ripen after harvest, so avoid blueberries that are red, as they are under-ripe.

TRADE

Merchandising

  • Display various clamshell sizes to meet the needs of all your customers
  • Check frequently to ensure no moldy or smashed blueberries are on display
  • Blueberries are great as a fresh snack, but include signage to get shoppers thinking about how to add them to breakfast, lunch, beverages, desserts and other eating occasions
  • Cross merchandise with complementary foods to promote further consumption.
  • Include blueberries in seasonal promotions like Christmas, New Year’s, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day or others.

Availability Chart

STATISTICS

Total Volume Exported

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Destination

  • Europe 24%
  • North America 64%
  • Far East 12%
View Exporters

Agricamex (Agrícola y Comercial Callejas Miranda)
lcastro@agricamex.cl
+(56) 222323521
http://www.agricamex.cl/

Agrícola Industrial El Boldo S.A.


Agro Entre Rios Ltda.


Alerce Export LLC


Alimentos y Frutos S.A. (Alifrut)


Alimentos Interrupción Ltda.
yohanna@interrupcion.net
+(56) 9 61701249
www.interrupcion.net

AMS Family S.A.
gaston.salazar@amsfamily.com
+(56) 752380790
www.amsfamily.com

Aurora Australis S.A.
info@auroraa.cl
+(56) 752206900
www.auroraa.cl

Blue Wave


C y D Internacional S.A.
ferrazuriz@cyd.cl
+(56) 222365060
www.cyd.cl

Carsol Fruit Export S.A.
scarmona@carsolfruit.cl
+(56) 223212072
www.carsolfruit.cl

Comercial Greenvic S.A.
rdelsante@greenvic.cl
+(56) 227074200
www.greenvic.cl

Comercial SVS Ltda.
grt@specialt.cl
+(56) 226169030
www.specialt.cl

Compañía Chilena de la Fruta
nportaluppi@ccfruta.com
+(56) 752543362
www.ccfruta.com

Compañía Frutera Santa María S.A.
christian@cfsm.cl
+(56) 223039220
www.cfsm.cl

Copefrut S.A.
rene.wunkhaus@copefrut.cl
+(56) 752209220
www.copefrut.cl

Core Export Spa.
alexander.tscherebilo@core-export.cl
+(56) 223346088
www.core-export.cl

David del Curto S.A.
fernando.cisternas@ddc.cl
+(56) 223622701
www.ddc.cl

Del Monte Fresh Produce (Chile) S.A.
epino@freshdelmonte.com
+(56) 223614600
www.freshdelmonte.com

Dole Chile S.A.
francisco.chacon@dole.com
+(56) 227874100
www.dole.com

Driscoll’s de Chile S.A.
brie.smith@driscolls.com
+(56) 422228000
www.driscolls.com

Expafruit SpA


Exportación e Importación de Productos Agrícolas y Frutícolas
rarrau@cerasus.cl
+(56) 722977260
www.cerasus.cl

Exportadora Alsu SpA


Exportadora Biofrut Ltda


Exportadora Best Berry Chile S.A.


Exportadora e Importadora Frutísima Ltda.
jlmarty@frutisima.com
+(56) 226720988
www.frutisima.com

Exportadora Fistur


Exportadora Farmers Friend


Exportadora e Inversiones Agroberries Ltda.
jpspoerer@agroberries.cl
+(56) 225202900
www.agroberries.cl

Exportadora Frutam Ltda.
jprieto@frutam.cl
+(56) 223952000
www.frutam.cl

Exportadora Geofrut Ltda.
cecheverria@geofrut.cl
+(56) 227280460
www.geofrut.cl

Exportadora New Day Fruits S.A.


Exportadora Prize Ltda.
agh@prize.cl
+(56) 722584880
www.prize.cl

Exportadora Rancagua S.A. (Ranco)


Exportadora Rio King SPA
aperez@rioking.cl
+(56) 224335100
www.rioking.cl

Exportadora San Clemente S.A.
fhughes@sclem.cl
+(56) 223223000
www.sclem.cl

Exportadora Santa Cruz S.A.
jcm@santacruzsa.cl
+(56) 227512800
www.santacruzsa.cl

Exportadora South Land


Exportadora Solymar Ltda.


Exportadora Unifrutti Traders Ltda.
mrufin@unifrutti.com
+(56) 226362200
www.unifrutti.com

Exportadora y Comercializadora Only Fruit S.A.
mmontenegro@onlyfruit.cl
+(56) 223354007
www.onlyfruit.cl

Faraway Land SPA


Exportadora y Servicios Rucaray S.A.
jpedwards@rucaray.cl
+(56) 228730200
www.rucaray.cl

Frutera San Fernando S.A. FRUSAN
mkaulen@frusan.cl
+(56) 226573300
www.frusan.cl

Green Tribe SPA


Gestión de Exportaciones Frutícolas S.A. Gesex
jgperezf@geexsa.com
+(56) 223557355
www.geexsa.com

Hortifrut Chile S.A.
fjuillerat@hortifrut.com
+(56) 224792600
www.hortifrut.com

Last Land Farms


Lafrut Exportaciones Agropecuarias Ltda.
palessandrini@lafrut.cl
+(56) 227842010
www.lafrut.cl

Mace S.A.


Mondasol


Natural Choice Ltda.
esteban@naturalchoice.cl
+(56) 983747854
www.naturalchoice.cl

North Bay Chile S.A.
rbarbosa@northbaychile.cl
+(56) 222351338
www.northbaychile.cl

ORGANIK TIME SPA
ipradenas@greenvic.cl
+(56) 227074200
www.greenvic.cl

Patagonia Food S.A.
prebolledo@patagoniafood.cl
+(56) 223694615
www.patagoniafood.cl

Polar Fruit International S.A.
imorales@polarfruit.cl
+(56) 223952000
www.polarfruit.cl

Priagro S.A.
amitarakis@priagro.cl
+(56) 223771235
www.priagro.cl

Prime Harvest


Servicios Agrícolas Oppenheimer Chile Ltda.
rayre@oppy.com
+(56) 224308500
www.oppy.com

Servicios Puelche Fresh Ltda.
f.wittwer@puelche.cl
+(56) 432630370
www.puelche.cl

Sociedad Agrícola y Comercial Ltda. AGRICOM
fmira@agricom.cl
+(56) 224313200
www.agricom.cl

Sociedad Agrícola y Frutícola León Ltda.
jleon@frule.com
+(56) 752310251
www.frule.com

Sociedad Exportadora Agrícola Merex Ltda.
jhenriquez@merex.cl
+(56) 222201827
www.merex.cl

Vine Fresh


Sociedad Huertos Collipulli S.A.
emeynet@huertoscollipulli.cl
+(56) 229465202
www.huertoscollipulli.cl

Sol del Maule S.A.


Sociedad San Francisco Lo Garcés Ltda.
hgarces@sfg.cl
+(56) 722444400
www.sfg.cl

Special T


South Organics Fruits Chile S.A. SOF
reginaserrano@sofsachile.com
+(56) 422261081
www.sofsachile.com

Sun Belle Berries S.A.
jgiddings@sbgroup.cl
+(56) 222482660
www.sbgroup.cl

Sunny Ridge Farm Chile S.A.
carlosferrer@vtr.net
+(56) 227874178
www.sunnyridge.cl

TyT Export S.A.
ftupper@tytexport.com
+(56) 222433380
www.tytexport.com

Valle Maule S.A.
rdastres@diga.cl
+(56) 732226892
www.valle-maule.cl

ZurGroup S.A.
fsilva@zurgroup.cl
+(56) 227539105
www.zurgroup.cl

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