A Family Tradition
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Less than 5 percent of all cranberries in the world are sold as fresh fruit.The extra care and work needed to supply a "fresh" quality berry excludes most farmers from entering this difficult market.
The "Crane-Berry" cultivation of the wild cranberry began about 1816 on Cape Cod. Cranberries spread elsewhere and landed in Wisconsin in 1853. The major states that grow this fruit are Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Oregon, New Jersey and into Canada.
Long before the Pilgrims arrived, the Indians combined crushed cranberries with dried deer meat and melted fat to make pemmican - a convenience food that would keep for a long time. The Indian Medicine men also brewed cranberry poultices to draw out poison from arrow wounds. The Aloquins of Wisconsin call the fruit "atoqua". Popularity grew for this tangy berry. As the Pilgrims began to settle and thrive, cranberries became a staple in their lives.
Our company has been growing fresh cranberries since our inception in 1907. Four generations later, you can still count on us to deliver the best and highest quality fresh cranberries on the market.
Cranberries are not just a pretty fruit
but a nutrient powerhouse.
The cranberry is a member of the same family of plants as bilberry and blueberry, and can be taken as a juice, the whole berry, or from an extract. For maximum health benefit, cranberry juice should be unsweetened.
The active ingredients in the cranberry include chemical compounds called proanthocyanidins, which are potent antioxidants. Cranberries also contain Vitamin C and their waxy coating keeps them fresh for a long time.
Suggested health benefits from cranberries:
Visit The Cranberry Institute for more information on the health benefits of cranberries.
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