Fresh Quebec cranberries are also called small cranberries, or atoca by the Amerindians. The cranberry is a slightly tart berry with a unique taste. It is the berry of tonicity: round and shiny. Once cut, one may notice the fruit’s 4 alveoli and small pips.
RED, bold, confident, forthright, the cranberry is a source of powerful antioxidants, which help protect cells against damage and age-related illnesses. Eating cranberries helps you stay young! The cranberry contains more antioxidants than blueberries, apples, red wine, and raisins.
Excellent to fight urinary tract infections
Prevents tooth decay
A source of “good” cholesterol
Cranberries reduce the risk of certain cancers, strokes, and kidney stones.
Did you know? During the colonisation period, my high antioxidant and vitamin C content was very much valued on boats to combat scurvy, a ferocious disease in those days! Long live the cranberry!