Blueberries, dried, sweetened

Fun Facts

  1. Dried Cranberries are the dehydrated version of the Common Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus). Well known for it’s canned varieties used during the American holiday season, the common cranberry is a relative of the blueberry.
  2. Dried cranberries start out in acidic bogs in the cooler areas of the Northern Hemisphere. The plant is a small evergreen bush, growing low to the ground like a vine. The leaves of the plant are smaller than the berries, which are white until they ripen to a deep red.
  3. Harvesting the fruit early is more difficult and does some damage to the plants, but there is a market for white berries. The white berries are used primarily in white cranberry juice drinks.
  4. Dried cranberries are usually sweetened to ease tartness.
  5. Dried cranberries have many health benefits.
  6. Dried cranberries are high in Vitamin C and antioxidants.
  7. Cranberries are a major crop in the US.
  8. Grow wild in cooler parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

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