Flavor: Lingonberries are bursting with a cranberry like flavor and color. They can be substituted in any dish calling for cranberries. Lingonberries are popular for their great flavor and keeping ability.
Uses: Lingonberries go great in jams, jellies, juices, smoothies, Swedish pancakes, meatballs or heated and served over meats. Dried Lingonberries go great in salads, oatmeal or trail mix.
Recommendations: We recommend putting 2-3 spoonfulls of frozen lingonberries in your daily smoothie. Although lingonberries may cost more than other berries, your actually using far less berries to get significantly greater health benefits, thus saving you money. Results are generally noticeable after 1-2 months.
Health: Lingonberries are one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet. Antioxidants are a group of biochemicals that occur naturally in foods including vitamin c, vitamin e, beta carotene and many more. Studies show antioxidants to be extremely important to the human diet and in helping fight many diseases including cancer, heart disease, macular degeneration, diabetes, aging and more.
ORAC Score: ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorptance capacity and is the industry standard for measuring the antioxidant levels in foods. Foods scoring above 20 on the chart are considered very rich in antioxidants. Below are some ORAC scores of lingonberry products...
Where to Buy:Wild Lingonberries may be hard to find in the United States. Jams can be purchases at specialty stores and Ikea but since so much sugar is added the jam really isn't doing your body favors. The best place to buy wild lingonberries is online at Northwest Wild Foods. They have both frozen and dried lingonberries with no sugar added. There website is Northwest Wild Foods You can order lingonberries from Northwest Wild Foods and have them shipped to your door.
Lingonberry Jam- 36
Lingonberry Juice- 120
Frozen Lingonberries- 203
Dried Lingonberries- 820
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The author has been involved in wild foods and berries for 25 years. Northwest Wild Foods