Blueberries from Jalisco arrive in the United States, Canada and Japan
Jalisco is the main producer of blueberries in the country and many of the fruits harvested here are sent to the United States, Canada and even Japan. This was reported by the federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader), after announcing that Mexico was the eighth world exporter of fresh blueberries during the last four years.
Its sales abroad reached a value of 490 million dollars and an average annual growth rate of 15.5%, with the United States being the main destination for Mexican exports of the fruit, with a share of 94.9%.
In second place for receipt of Mexican blueberries is Japan with 2.2% and followed by Canada with 0.6%, nations that mainly receive blueberries.
Between 2018 and 2022, Mexico produced 54.6 thousand tons of blueberries on average, with an average annual growth rate of 13.5% and Jalisco was positioned as the first entity with a contribution of 49.7%.
While Michoacán was the second national producer, with 18.8% participation. It should be noted that blueberries are one of the foods with the highest antioxidant content, they are rich in vitamins A, B and C, they have potassium and fiber and their consumption strengthens the immune system and fights infections.