Dairy-based fruit rollup developed by WSU students wins national recognition

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Mooberries, a dairy-based snack reminiscent of Fruit Rollups developed at Washington State University, has earned a team of food science students national recognition at a product development competition hosted by Dairy Management Inc.

The team of seven WSU scholars placed third in the competition which featured over 20 university competitors.

A logo for Mooberries that features a blue cow and a bunch of grapes resting on its head.
Mooberries — a dairy-based fruit rollup — recently earned a team of WSU food science students national recognition at a product development competition hosted by Dairy Management Inc.

The seven food scientists are:

  • Harrison Lowy (undergraduate)
  • Kimberly Baxley (undergraduate)
  • Katie Rehberger (graduate)
  • Baraktullah Mohammadi (graduate)
  • Ahhria Kirkendall (graduate)
  • Elizabeth Nalbandian (graduate)
  • Joshua Bernin (graduate, team lead)

Lowy and Bernin represented WSU’s food science team at the competition finals in Florida where they received the third-place prize.

Mooberries is a fruit/dairy-leather like snack that is high-protein, high-fiber, antioxidant-rich, calcium-rich, low-fat, low-cholesterol, and low-sodium formulated with cow milk and blueberries.

According to the student developers, it is great for health-oriented snackers, athletes, elderly, children, and the general population.

Several packets of Mooberries.
Mooberries is a fruit/dairy-leather like snack that is high-protein, high-fiber, antioxidant-rich, calcium-rich, low-fat, low-cholesterol, and low-sodium formulated with cow milk and blueberries.

More variations of Mooberries can be available as well. The berry component can be substituted with strawberries, cranberries, citrine, and other fruits. Dairy alternatives can also be an option in lieu of the cow milk base.

Mooberries represents the most recent of a long line of award-winning products developed by WSU’s food science team.

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