Nutrition and DietCranberries: properties and benefits

Cranberries: properties and benefits

Properties of lingonberries: the most important nutritional benefits of these small berries with a sour taste but important virtues for health.

It is common to confuse the blueberries themselves with another variety that is quite similar but that only differs in color: those called red blueberries. Not surprisingly, unlike blue or common blueberries, which have a dark appearance with a purplish-blackish color, red blueberries are clearly differentiated by their prominent purple color.

In addition, both its benefits and its nutritional properties are quite different, as is its taste. And it is that although it is true that common blueberries can be consumed fresh, red blueberries have the disadvantage that they have a sour and acid taste when they are consumed raw.

Benefits of lingonberries

It is not common to find fresh cranberries in many supermarkets or nutrition stores, being more common to buy them dried, sweetened, in juice or canned.

This is because, consumed fresh/raw, they have a strong, sour and acid taste that can even be quite unpleasant.

Regarding the main benefits of cranberries, it is true that it has similar virtues to the  benefits of blueberries themselves, because they are suitable for preventing or alleviating urinary tract infections, as occurs precisely with the other variety, which in turn stand out for their richness in antioxidants.

It is rich in tannins, which gives it interesting antibiotic benefits precisely when it comes to alleviating or preventing this type of infection.

Its soluble fiber content also stands out, so its consumption is recommended when we want to reduce high cholesterol levels, thanks to the fact that it is useful to specifically reduce high levels of LDL cholesterol (or bad cholesterol).

We must not forget either that their tannin content makes them interesting little red fruits in case of digestive disorders and stomach ulcers.

Nutritional benefits of lingonberries

Calories 45 kcal.
Protein 0.5 g.
Carbohydrates 12 g.
Total fat 0.01 g.
Fiber 4.6 g.
Vitamins Minerals
Vitamin A 2 mcg. Sodium 1 mg.
Vitamin B1 0.03 mg. Potassium 70 mg.
Vitamin B2 0.02 mg. Manganese 0.15 mg.
Vitamin B3 0.10 mg. Match 9 mg.
Vitamin B5 0.23 mg. Magnesium 6 mg.
Vitamin B6 0.06 mg. Iron 0.20 mg.
Vitamin C 13 mg. Zinc 0.14 mg.
Vitamin E 0.10 mg. Selenium 0.65 mg.

 

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