Cranberry

Oxycoccos macrocarpon

Also known as fenberry or marshworth.

The story…

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.

Uses

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.

Urinary Infections

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.

Preparation

Consume a few tablespoons of fresh and recently picked berries a day.

Precautions

In case of persistent symptoms or if you have any doubts, consult a doctor.

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