What is Lingonberry?
Lingonberry, is grown in temperate climates (mostly Northern regions) tastes like red berries (tart flavor), looks like a smaller version of cranberries. Also called: bearberry, redberry, foxberry, crowberry. As any berry, which are good for you; just remember a berry will always give you ‘dense compact good (yang) energy’ in an instant. That’s why mountaineers living on high altitudes make it a part of their mountain-climbing regimen. Would you like to know its benefits and how to source them?
This berry is a perfect anti-inflammatory food (impacting cancer, autoimmune, IBD, heart, liver disease, as they all stem from inflammation) and has many other components as well –
- A concentrated high doze of the trace mineral manganese.
- Again. good dose of Vitamin C and E (so great for your skin).
- Its colour makes it good on an antioxidant called anthocyanins (found in black foods as well) and quercetin (anti-inflammatory antioxidant).
- They do promote good gut bacteria, as they will change the gut ecosystem and therefore this makes them an anti-inflammatory food as well.
- Makes for a good weight loss snack as it may inhibit enzyme that helps digest fat from food (making you less fat from fat).
- Stabilizes blood sugar levels (fiber and polyphenols).
- Good for your eyes.
- We all know cranberries are good for UTI (urinary tract infection) in women, try Lingonberries.
- Will add colour to your food (I always think of foods that add colour to my food.
When I looked online for suppliers in Mumbai, I found mostly jams made from it (as it makes for a good preservative [the concentrate] inhibits bad bacteria formation. I also found a powder online, which you could use. And if you know a supplier (within India) do share the number with me at 9819035604.