Cranberry bush has grown wild in the northern hemisphere for several millennia. In Denmark we tranebærret becoming rare, but is more prevalent in the rest of Northern Europe’s moors and heaths.
At the beginning of the 1600s in America, there were some Indians, who gave cranberry to clean some English settlers. They took the berry to him and it has since the day was part of the American Thanksgiving meal that cabbage is the Danish pork.
At home we usually cranberry clean as dried fruits, but they can also be found frozen.
Cranberries are grårøde berries in composition similar to cranberries. Tranebærret contains a natural preservative, benzoic acid, and is therefore used mostly for juice and pickles.