Blueberry extract can be the next Swedish growth industry. The Swedish Institute for Food and Biology (SIK) is planning to market the extract in Asia.
According to Swedish Radio News health products with blueberry extract are already a multi-million dollar industry in the Far East. Blueberries are prized because they are high in anti-oxidants.
Eighty percent of the Swedish blueberry crop is already sold to extract producers in Asia and Italy. SIK will be exhibiting Swedish produced extract at a health product fair in Japan in a week. The institute also has plans to open a pilot factory here next year.