All about blueberries from Peru

The scientific name of this superfood is Vaccinium corymbosum and it belongs to the family of berries or forest fruits. The blueberry is a small, round fruit with a bittersweet flavor that is becoming increasingly popular worldwide thanks to its innumerable benefits to improve our quality of life. 

Is it safe to eat blueberries from Peru? 

As in all parts of the world, eating fresh fruits is a risk, especially if the treatment that these plants had is unknown, nor the packaging care undertaken for the product to reach your hands in its best presentation. But, with a little more than 10 years since the beginning of its commercial production in Peru, blueberries have become flagship fruits, and national enterprises are the main exporters worldwide.  

This implies an evolution in the production and packaging processes where the goal will always be to keep the plantations pest-free, using biological pesticides that do not compromise the organic status of the superfood, and improving process technology to obtain better product quality.  

Peruvian Nature is a Peruvian company that is committed to natural processes that preserve the intrinsic qualities of the fruit, Peruvian Nature is friendly to the ecosystem and reaches levels of the most demanding international standards. Thus, it is able to offer a dehydrated product that facilitates the duration of the fruit, the ease of consumption and the nutritional value of blueberries. 

 What is the season for the largest blueberries? 

The national production is favored by the variety of climatic regions that we have, and that are ideal spaces to increase the harvest and improve its quality. At Peruvian Nature we have identified the season from July to November in the Ancash region as one of the best dates to obtain blueberries of good size and delicious flavor. 

Pesticides used on blueberries from Peru  

During the wintertime is when the blueberries plantations are highly vulnerable. According to the adviser in blueberry fields and plant pathologist, Luis Álvarez, all blueberry varieties are exposed to fungi such as rust (Naohidemyces vaccinii), especially when they are in temperatures below 24 ° C and with high humidity. 

These infections can eat from 10% to 100% of the fruit. Álvarez explains that in this situation it is important to take preventive protection actions, which take place by stages, from the flowering stage to harvest. 

Especially during this last stage (harvest) it is necessary to use biological products that do not exceed the Maximum Residue Limits (MRL), established by the country of destination. Peruvian Nature carries out regular audits and reviews of its suppliers to ensure that organic and biological solutions are used, and a constant cleaning routine in the plantations, since fallen leaves or fruits can be sources of infection of the fungus that could later get to the fruit. 

Peruvian blueberry imports into the US 

 For almost three years, Peru has led the export ranking of this fruit worldwide, surpassing Chile and the United States, as one of the countries with the largest blueberries exports (that imports blueberries the most) and with a 25.5% share, which is equivalent to US $ 2,069 million. 

This is due to the quality of the fruits that go out of the country, proven in their size and flavor, and in the increasing production of the berry in different parts of the country, which would not be possible without the diversity of climatic regions and mineral rich soils.  

How to buy blueberries in Peru? 

Buying Peruvian blueberries is very easy! If you are a businessman or merchant and you want to request our products or have access to our samples, you just have to leave your information in the contact section of our website or write to sales@peruviannature.com. Our team will contact you quickly to answer all your questions and provide you with all the information you need. 

It is your moment to offer a healthy, nutritious and natural product to your clients with Peruvian Nature. 

Visit/learn more about crushed and whole blueberry in  https://peruviannature.com/products/blueberry/

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