CRANBERRIES: DID YOU KNOW?
There are more than 100 varieties of cranberries that grow in North America. There are approximately 46,000 plants per acre. Some cranberry beds in WI, MA and NJ have the same vines that were planted over 100 years ago. As a fruit of the heather family, cranberries are related to blueberries, bilberries, and lingonberries. The most commonly grown species is the North American Cranberry but other types of cranberries are found in nature. Many phytonutrients offer antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer health benefits. Cranberries are a very good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and manganese, as well as a good source of vitamin E, vitamin K, copper and pantothenic acid.