Inspirational Cranberry Madness !!!
The time has come to find all the facts you may ever need around the existence of the most radical of fruits, the cranberry!How radical is all of that ??
The first cultivation of cranberries was recorded in the year 1816 in Dennis, Massachusetts and are now mostly found in polar regions of northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere.
It’s possible to find 100-year-old vines that are still producing cranberries, these plants age well!
Cranberries are a very good source of vitamin C, dietary fibre, and manganese, as well as a good source of vitamin E, vitamin K, copper and pantothenic acid.
When scurvy was common among sailors and pirates, cranberries were the American substitute for limes on sea voyages to help prevent scurvy because of this high vitamin C content.
Cranberries have small pockets where air seeps into that allows them to float up to the top of the water where they are scooped up as 90% of all cranberries are wet harvested. The bog is flooded then a great big eggbeater knocks the berries off the vine.
Cranberries have small pockets where air seeps into that allows them to float up to the top of the water where they are scooped up.
They can be used as fabric dyes.
Only about 5% of cranberries are sold fresh while the rest are turned into cranberry juice, sauce, etc
Cranberries have many health benefits such as preventing urinary tract infections, aiding in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and helping slow down tumour progression but the juice does not provide the same benefits!
Nutrients in cranberries have positive impact on liver, breast, prostate, ovarian and colon cancers, get stocked up!
Latest medical studies indicate that antioxidants found in cranberries can prevent development of Alzheimer's disease, how cool is that!
Warm weather is a must for proper pollination of the cranberry flowers. The major pollinators are bumblebees and honeybees.
They are pretty low in sugar, 100 grams of raw cranberries contain only 4 grams of sugar.
Did you know cranberries are also used to flavour wines? But they are not fermented as the grapes.