Cranberry Powder (Vaccinium macrocarpon) (fruit)

Cranberry is a small plant, growing to a height of about 1 foot. It is an evergreen shrub that has dark green oval leaves, which produce the bright red berries we call Cranberries. The Cranberry is native to Eastern North America as well as Northern Asia. It is widely cultivated in the acidic boggy soils of New England in the US.

Traditionally cranberry has been used as a culinary product, with its most well known use being the main constituent of cranberry sauces. It is also very popular as a juice, and has actually been consumed for centuries in this form, beginning back with the Swedish in the 1700's. In the early 1800's, cranberry began to be cultivated in massive quantities in Europe and subsequently, the United States.

Cranberry contains several different active constituents. It is very high in tannins, flavonoids, and Vitamin C. Most of its medicinal action is due to the high tannin content, particular the proanthocyanins. Proanthocyanins are also considered potent anti-oxidants. Other flavonoids that lend cranberry some of its medicinal action include the phenolic acids, which have been targeted for various applications concerning cancer cells.



Products Containing Cranberry Powder (Vaccinium macrocarpon) (fruit)
Name Price Rating Serving Price # of Servings Manufacturer Health Condition
Balance Point for Men $29.95
 
(2)
$1.00 30 Progressive Health
Balance Point for Women $35.95
 
(1)
$1.20 30 Progressive Health

 

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