High Bush Cranberry

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This is the high bush cranberry. Bears like them, people like them. They like to grow in shady places, like under the trees above. It is not a true cranberry; who knows where it came by that name, but that is what they have been called here in Alaska for as long as anybody can remember. They make very great jellies, drinks and even something my neighbors call ketchup. I don’t know if I would call it that myself. They are high in Vitamins A and C, fiber and antioxidants. In fact, they have more than 6 times the antioxidants found in blueberries. You can read more about them in this article from University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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