|Cranberries are loaded with vitamin C, and they have many other health benefits.|
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Dale Carson, of Indian Country Today, has written a brief article about the 4+ major health benefits using cranberries, an indigenous North American fruit, in your cooking this season.
"Cranberries are so totally Native American and versatile—even more so now that dried cranberries are as widely available as fresh. You can find both from October to December, their peak market season, beyond for frozen, canned and dried varieties"
For more information,
- The Healing Power of Plants Online Exhibit
- Virtual Museum of Canada
- The Cranberry Institute
- Health Research Library
- Dried Cranberries
- How Cranberries Grow: "Cranberries 101"- An Introduction
- Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association
- Can cranberries keep you healthy? OSU researchers have the answer
- Oklahoma State University, NewsOK, September 21, 2015.
- Cranberries, a Thanksgiving Staple, Were a Native American Superfood
- National Geographic, November 28, 2013.
- "The Algonquin, Chippewa, and Cree, among others, gathered wild cranberries where they could find them in what is now Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Wisconsin, all the way west to Oregon and Washington, and north to areas of British Columbia and Quebec, according to Devon Mihesuah, a professor at the University of Kansas and an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation. The berry was called sassamenesh (by the Algonquin) and ibimi (by the Wampanoag and Lenni-Lenape), which translates literally as "bitter" or "sour berries." Cranberries were used for everything from cooking to dyes for textiles to medicines...."