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Cranberry could be categorized in berry family which is larger than the leaves of the plant; it is initially light green, turning to red when it ripe. It is an edible, but has an acidic taste which typically overwhelms its sweetness. The flowers are dark pink, with very distinct reflexes petals, leaving the style and stamens fully exposed and pointing forward. They are pollinated by bees. Cranberries are related to bilberries, blueberries, and huckleberries, all in Vaccinium sub-genus . These differ in having bell-shaped flowers, the petals not being reflexes, and woodier stems, forming taller shrubs. There are 3-4 species of cranberry, classified by sub-genus. Raw cranberries, cranberry juice and cranberry extracts are a source of Polyphenols.
Cranberries are used in beverages and food. They are also made into dietary supplements in the form of extracts, powder, capsules, and tablets. It can be consumed within of a sauce or a juice. Also it is a popular super-food.
- Boasting several vitamins and minerals
- Containing manganese & copper
- Having no fiber
- Being rich source of various bioactive plant compounds
- increasing your levels of HDL (good) cholesterol
- lowering levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol in people with diabetes
- protecting LDL (bad) cholesterol from oxidation
- decreasing stiffness in blood vessels among people with heart disease
- lowering blood pressure
- decreasing blood levels of homocysteine, thus cutting your risk of inflammation in blood vessels
How to Harvest
Cranberries are unique fruit. They can grow and survive only under a very special combination of factors. These factors include acid peat soil, an adequate fresh water supply, and a growing season that extends from April to November. Cranberries grow on low-lying vines in beds layered with sand, peat, gravel and clay. Vines can also be trained through dry picking to assist avoiding damage in subsequent harvests.
Harvesting would be happened in late autumn. Cranberries are frequently stored in thick walled barns without mechanical refrigeration for fresh market. Temperatures are regulated by opening and closing vents in the barn as needed. Cranberries intended for processing are usually frozen in bulk containers shortly after arriving at a receiving station. Yields are lower on beds harvested early and also early flooding tends to damage vines, but not severely.
We can provide Cranberry in each quantity, fresh and dried or different types that our client wants, there are no limited in weight and destination or in packed.