Wild cranberry is an amazing superfood that is one of the best kept secrets of the Nordic countries. Cranberries are packed with antioxidants and naturally contain very little sugar. There are many ways to enjoy the unique health benefits of cranberries. In this blog post we list some of the best cranberry products out there.
Cranberry jam is a staple in the Nordic countries. In Sweden, meatballs are typically served with cranberry (or lingonberry) jam and mashed potatoes. In Finland, cranberry jam is a must with reindeer stew, a local delicacy. Cranberry jam is similar to lingonberry jam, and goes perfectly with toast, cheeses, stews and desserts.
Sold as pure juice or concentrate, cranberry juice has a beautiful deep red color. Cranberry juice is an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins, but go for a no- or low-sugar option to minimize the sugar intake, and to maximize the health benefits. Look for natural, low-sugar cranberry juice in your grocery store or Nordic specialty food stores.
Freeze-drying and powdering cranberries turns them to all-natural cranberry powder, which can be easily enjoyed all year round. Cranberry powder can be added in yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal, cereals, salads and desserts. The powder stays good for 18 months after opening and doesn’t require refrigeration. Arctic Flavors wild cranberry powder is vegan, raw, gluten-free non-GMO and contains no added sugar or preservatives. Besides eating cranberries fresh straight from the forest, this is the purest and healthiest way of enjoying cranberries.
Cosmetics with cranberry
Yes, there are also cosmetics made using some of the most amazing ingredients of cranberry. The extremely high amount of antioxidants makes cranberries an excellent addition to facial creams. The antioxidants help skin to rejuvenate and protect it from aging. Lumene, a Finnish company specialized in natural cosmetics and skin care products, has several skin care and cosmetics products made with Arctic wild cranberries. Lumene products are available in many countries globally.
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