The cranberry is considered a ‘super fruit’ because of its antioxidant properties, and high nutrient content. Cranberries are grown internationally, and in America derived their name by European settlers in the 1600s. The cranberry is a relative to the blueberry, huckleberry, and bilberry. In Canada they are called mossberries, believed to be a carry-over from British tradition.
In the recent past, cranberries have received considerable praise for containing properties supplemental to health. Noted to be high in vitamin C, cranberries contain a preventative for urinary tract infections. They contain a substance that does not allow for bacteria to adhere to the bladder wall. Morevoer, cranberries are noted to help prevent some types of cancer. Additionally, they contain vitamin C and vitamin B, and minimize one succumbing to stroke, gastrointestinal conditions, high blood pressure and diabetes.