Lowbush blueberry fruit is rich in antioxidant compounds that fight free radicals that are associated with cancer, heart disease and premature aging and are high in vitamin C, manganese and fibre. Most of the lowbush blueberry crop is sent to processing plants to be frozen using Individually Quick Freezing (IQF) technology. The berries may then be sold frozen or further processed into products such as pies, yogurt, ice cream, jams and syrups. Less than 5% is sold fresh at local markets.

(Source: AAFC Crop Profile for Lowbush Blueberry in Canada, 2011)

Canada's Food Island Toolkit

To request access to the CFI toolkit, please submit the form below: