Cranberries from the Latin «oxycoccos» means "sour ball", the first European settlers called it «cranberry», which means "crane-berry" because of the similarity of the flower opens at Crane your neck.The British called this berry "bear mountain» («bearberries») - as it is often seen as the bears eat it.

Lingonberry from the Latin «vaccínium vítis-idaéa» means "vine with Mount Ida."In people it is called Borovkov, brusenoy, core.And the name "brusvyany" means "red."


compared with the properties of lingonberry cranberry greater niacin (vitamin PP), phosphorous (16 mg - 11 mg), calcium (40 mg - 14 mg), mono- and disaccharides (8 g - 3.8g).But

cranberry fruits contain more iron (600 g - 400 g), sodium (89.7 mg - 7 mg), magnesium (12 mg - 7 mg), potassium (119 mg - 73 mg), organic acids (3.1g - 1.9 g).


Calorie Cranberry only 26 kcal per 100 g, whereas cranberries 43 kcal.The difference is small, but it is still there.


If cranberries quite acidic, the cranbe
rries taste sweet and sour, with a slight bitterness, a little mealy flesh.It is much sweeter, since it contains fewer acids (2%), but more sugar (to 8.7%).

size and color

Cranberries slightly larger - about 1 cm, have a dark red color, with the slightest push, they immediately give juice.Lingonberry of approximately 0.6 cm, painted in red color, characterized by a greater density.

locus of

Lingonberry likes dry places, and grows well in the conifers on the hill, it is considered an inmate cranberry bogs.

absolutely all kinds of first plants grow in damp places: sphagnum pine forests, bogs, sometimes they can be found on the marshy shores of lakes.



cranberry leaves oblong or ovate, with a short stem length from 3 to 15 mm, width from 1 to 6 mm.


lingonberry leaves elliptic or obovate, too, with a short stem length of 2-3 cm, width up to 1.5 cm.

Here are some differences exist between such similar berries - cranberries and lingonberries.In general, they are both useful and are a real source of vitamins for our body!
Author: Marina Minigaleeva