PLANT PROFILE

 

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NAME: Cranberry

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Vaccinium Macrocarpon / Ericaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  American Cranberry

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

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tart/cooked

RAW/DRY/COOK

Aug-Oct

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small-medium

 

COMMENT: Fruit - raw or cooked. It can also be dried for winter use, fruit is too acid for most tastes to be eaten raw, so it is mainly used in pies, preserves etc. It is said that a teaspoon of salt added to the cooking fruit can take the place of half the sugar normally used.(1)

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Antineoplastics;  Appetizer;  Hypoglycaemic;  Miscellany;  Rich in Vitamin C. An infusion of the branches has been used as a treatment for pleurisy.(1)

        https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-958/cranberry

        https://draxe.com/cranberries

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=Vaccinium+macrocarpon
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/get-your-annual-vaccinium-every-year-2
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccinium_macrocarpon