USA BLUEBERRY COMES TO INDIA
Hosted by- Glocal Junction Andheri, Mumbai
Blueberry Cocktail Launch was brought to you by Anusaya Fresh, India, JDFarms & Rajeev Khinchi ably supported by US High Bush Blueberry Council – Photos by: Kabir
The evening saw the presence of Rajeev Khinchi , Sushant Divgikar, Rakesh Paul, DJ Sheizwood, Smita Gondkar, Aditya Singh Rajput, Dr. Sharmila Nayak, Prashant Virendra Sharma ,Kanwaljit Singh ,Champak Jain, Lovel Arora, Donald, Raj Kapoor (US Blueberry council ) Nitin Nagrale (Vice President Foodlink), Dinesh Shinde ( Founder Director Anusaya).
With a rich history and even richer taste, what’s not to love about blueberries? The newest berry in town is the USA blueberry, a fruit regarded globally.
Talking about the growth of US Blueberry fruit in India, Donald Van De Werken says “India is a huge market. We are coming to Mumbai which has a huge potential. Demand for blueberries in India is growing and we believe that the Indian market is ready to embrace the fruit given its unique combination of being sweet and crunchy, not to mention, it’s extremely good shelf life.”
Dinesh Shinde Founder & director of Anusaya Fresh, India Pvt. Ltd. “We are glad to bring USA Blueberries to the Indian Market. The event was to highlight blueberries in cocktails and just first of several promotions for 2019 involving USA blueberries”
Mr. Sanjay Vazirani, Founder & Chairman –Foodlink, says “We were thrilled to host the Blueberry Cocktail Launch with the US Blueberry Council. It gives us great pleasure to introduce mouth-watering recipes with new textures and flavors of blueberry. Through the event, we intended to introduce our customers to the different varieties and tastes of this versatile superfood in our dishes.”
USA blueberries actively promote a healthy lifestyle. It has been available in India for 5 years. Thanks to the health benefits & taste of the fruit, it has to lead to rapid growth & popularity in different regions of India. Because the fact Blueberries are a healthy Alternative to sugar snacks and have a number of uses other foods and drinks. It is largely consumed in the form of yogurt, juices, cakes, pastries, wines, and ciders.
Anusaya Fresh, India is one of the largest distributors of frozen USA blueberries in India. Anusaya Fresh is one of the very first fruit importers to widely distributed blueberries to high-end restaurants five-star hotels and upscale grocery stores in Mumbai, New Delhi & Bangalore.
Anusaya Fresh and MissLou Blueberries located in Mississippi USA Began a partnership back in 2015 supplying blueberries to Anusaya Fresh, India and is expected to ship 1 millions pounds of delicious USA Blueberries for the Indian Consumer market.
The evening was hosted by Glocal Junction, Andheri. Glocal Junction is an award-winning new-age all-day dining and bar concept that unifies global and local elements together; a place to explore, experience and connect for the globalized Indian of today.
About- Blueberries are native to North America and have been cherished by native inhabitants or what we call Indians or First Nations food and medicine. A lady farmer named Elizabeth White in New Jersey teamed with a USDA scientist Frederic Coville to discover how to cultivate blueberries. By 1916, Elizabeth farmed sweet and plump fresh blueberries and began shipping to the New York Market! Blueberry production spread nationwide, and mechanical harvesting and freezing techniques were developed to give year-round supply. – In the 1990s health research was conducted that indicated that a half cup of blueberries could reduce the problems of aging and many other benefits. The Market grew ten-fold in just ten years! – The USHBC was founded to keep the market momentum going. Uses of blueberries grew from pies to hundreds of uses. Children became the focus of our efforts in schools to ensure a new generation of blueberry lovers. In 2012 more than 1500 new blueberry containing products were developed in the USA – We began spreading the word globally!
Health Benefits- Don’t let their miniature size fool you – blueberries are proof that, when it comes to health benefits, good things really do come in small packages. They’re low in fat and sodium, have just 80 calories per cup and contain a category of phytonutrients called polyphenols. Blueberries are also a good source of dietary fiber. Dietary fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease and adds bulk to your diet, which may help you feel full faster. Blueberries are a good source of Vitamin C and are high in manganese. Vitamin C is necessary for the growth and development of tissues and promotes wound healing. 2 Manganese helps the body process cholesterol and nutrients such as carbohydrates and protein.