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Thursday, December 29, 2011


I had never heard of ligonberries before, but they seem to grow in North America and Northern Europe and are low creeping evergreen shrubs.

They are easy to grow as long as the soil is well-drained and you generously surround them with bark or sawdust. Fertilizing them once a year in spring is more then enough.

Ligonberry (vaccinium vitis-idaea),
also known as European cranberry, partridgeberry, and foxberry.

These tart, juicy berries are high in vitamin A, B, and C, minerals, acids, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, copper, potassium, flavonoids, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids.

It is said that ligonberries are excellent for treating high blood pressure, indigestion, weak metabolism, diabetic damage from too much blood sugar, infections, seasonal allergies, liver ailments, gastritis, gastric ulcers, renal lithiasis, urinary tract infection, uratic arthritis, rheumatism, and inflammations.

The ligonberry also has diuretic, choleretic, and antiseptic properties and benefits and, according to research, benefits the overall health when consumed on a regular basis. The only side effect I could find on these berries is an allergic reaction.

Ligonberries makes great jams, jellies, juices, pastries, pies, puddings and porridges and is commonly known and used in many recipes in Finland and Sweden. I have no doubt you can find many recipes including and for ligonberries online.

Since this berry is gaining popularity, you may soon find it in the form of juice, powder, and in the frozen food section of your local grocery store. So, keep your eyes peeled.

Anything we eat can and will affect our overall well-being which could result in prolonging our life on this earth. Even though ligonberries are considered to fall under the category of super foods and beneficial to our health, their benefits are nothing compared to what God gives us!

Romans 6:22
But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.


Blogger jel said...

happy new year
sis and kc

January 01, 2012 4:56 PM  
Blogger audrey` said...

Blessed New Year, Lieve Zus :)

January 02, 2012 2:17 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

And a very blessed and Happy New Year to you too, girl!


A very Happy and blessed New Year, Lieve Zus! :-D


God's Grace.

January 02, 2012 6:36 AM  

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