The Lingonberry (cranberry) has longstanding used in folk medicine as an antiseptic and diuretic. This is because it is rich in vitamins and active ingredients have beneficial effects especially in the urogenital system.
Their rich content of mainly polyphenols and other antioxidants makes them particularly attractive to the research community and research studies on the lingonberries are enough. Apart from the high proportion of polyphenols, the lingonberries are rich in fiber. The fibers reach the large intestine where they are degraded by the bacteria of the intestinal microflora. Upon disintegration they produce short chain fatty acids (acetic, propionic, butyric, isobutyric, valeric and isovaleric acid) which are responsible for a number of beneficial effects on the body. It has been found that butyric acid protects against colorectal cancer, while the propionic acid has shown to be a substrate for the synthesis of glucose, reduce blood serum cholesterol levels and reduces the secretion orexigenic hormones.
How to use: Great in salads, oatmeals and granola. One of the richest antioxidant foods.