Also known as fenberry or marshworth.
Cranberries are native to North America. Today, they are mainly grown in the United States, where more than half of the country’s production comes from Wisconsin. They grow on sandy soils – historically swamps and bogs. When properly cultivated, a plant can produce fruit for nearly a century. Cranberry juice, common in England and North America, is used in many cocktails such as Cosmopolitan. The word cranberry is a contraction of crane-berry, because its flowers evoke a crane’s head.
Vitamin C and antioxidant
Cranberry fruits are rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, which help prevent certain diseases related to aging or cardiovascular disease.
Cranberries contain certain types of flavonoids that prevent bladder infections by keeping the bacteria that cause them from taking hold. Cranberries help prevent cystitis (inflammation of the bladder wall, common for women), urinary stones, and problems due to poor urinary elimination.
Consume a few tablespoons of fresh and recently picked berries a day.
In case of persistent symptoms or if you have any doubts, consult a doctor.