Blueberries (Cyanococcus Vaccinium) are perennial flowering plants in the same family as cranberries and bilberries.
Country of origin
Although only introduced in the early 1980’s, Chile is the biggest South American producer with an estimated area of 12.400 hectares in 2012. Grown from Copiapó in the north to Puerto Montt in the south allows blueberries production from October to late March.
Dried Blueberries are prepared by infusing blueberries in sucrose syrup then drying the berries to a specified moisture content. Sunflower Oil is topically applied. The finished dried fruit is quality checked, visually inspected, and passed through a metal detector before packaging.