Cranberry is one of the three fruits native to North America (along with blueberries and grapes). The indigenous Indians consumed mainly cranberries crushed into pulp, but also used them as a dye and as a medicinal plant. Early settlers discovered that when cranberries are cooked in maple syrup, the bitter fruit becomes a sweet sauce, which can be a unique addition to roast meats.
Cranberries were given a new role in the War of Independence. As for the British Army, lemon is the US Navy’s blueberry. Cranberries stored in barrels on board ships protect long-distance travelers from vitamin C deficiency, scurvy.
This bitter-sour berry is a success not only in gastronomy. Because of its high content of vitamin C and antioxidants, it has been used by folk medicine and is increasingly popular today.
Blueberries are a very healthy fruit. It is an excellent source of nutrients and minerals (Ca, Mg, K) and Vitamin C, B, A. It contains a lot of antioxidant phenols. Compared to other high phenolic fruits, for example, it contains twice as much phenolics as blueberries and 15-20% more than grapes. Women are especially advised to consume.
The product also contains vitamins E and C (ascorbic acid). Vitamins C and E also contribute to the protection of cells against oxidative stress.
The recommended daily dose of Vitaking Cranberry Extract (Cranberry Concentrate Powdered 50: 1) is equivalent to 12.6 g of fresh cranberry! Consume this excellent source of nutrients throughout the year if you do not have access to fresh berries! Great for kids too!