Dried Wild Cranberries/Lingon berries (Vaccinium vitis idaea) 20 g
A northern delicacy! In the Northwest Territories, wild cranberries are a staple and much awaited wild food coveted by northerners. Each fall when the first frost has sweetened this wild crop avid berry pickers head out to their secret berry patches with gusto in search of this delicious wild cranberry. Wild cranberries are loaded with vitamin-C and considered a nutritious wild food. Generally, the berries are frozen or canned for the winters supply.
Laughing Lichen has carefully dried these berries so that they can be enjoyed on the trail as a snack, added to baking recipes or throw a handful into your favourite trail mix or morning porridge. Add them to your smoothies. The use of this dried berry is endless when it comes to cooking. Crunchy and fresh they have no additives such as oils, preservatives or sweeteners. You can also rehydrate these lovely berries by soaking them in water for 30 minutes. Dip them in birch syrup, maple syrup or apple juice and use them as a garnish for salads. Grind them into a powder and use them to turn your cheesecakes and icings bright pink. Want your child to have a healthy snack in their lunch box? My nephews and daughter love these berries.
Did you know: Most dried cranberries that you purchase at the store are loaded with sweeteners and oils. At Laughing Lichen we wanted to preserve these wonderful berries using eco-friendly methods – a solar powered food dehydrator! We spend a tons of time out on the land harvesting and enjoying mother nature. Bringing canned jars of berries is too heavy for backpack trips and the jars could freeze. Freezing fresh berries is also an option of preservation but freezers require precious resources such as propane or electricity – We use solar so keeping hundreds of pounds of frozen berries was not an option. This dried package of berries is light and small – It can freeze and fits perfectly into a backpack for long hiking trips or trips on the water with your canoe or kayak.
If you like these Cranberries check out our Wild Crowberries too – they are pretty darn delicious
Each 20 g pouch of dried berries = 100 g of fresh product
Disclaimer: The above information is for educational purposes only. The information provided is not meant to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any health condition. It is strongly recommended that you consult with a healthcare provider before use of any new product especially if you are using medication, have a pre-existing health condition, are pregnant or breastfeeding.