Patent Number: 6,254,919

Title: Preparation of shelf stable blueberries and moist shelf stable blueberry product

Abstract: A moist, shelf-stable blueberry product is prepared in a form suitable for packaging separately with muffin mixes, breakfast cereal and the like. The preferred product has a moisture content of from about 30 to about 50% and an A.sub.w of from about 0.80 to about 0.85. The process entails immersing blueberries in two baths, the first of sugar syrup and the second containing an aqueous food acid. Following removal from the baths, the blueberries are rinsed and then dried with hot air at a temperature effective for pasteurization.

Inventors: Phillips; Robert M. (Sullivan, ME)

Assignee: Maine Wild Blueberry Company

International Classification: A23B 7/022 (20060101); A23B 7/02 (20060101); A23B 7/08 (20060101); A23G 3/00 (20060101); A23B 007/08 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018