Lingonberry Health benefits
Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis idaeae L.) is the most popular berry among the inhabitants of Siberia. Many of the advantages of this berry justify such popularity. Lingonberry has a wonderful taste. Long-term data on this berry's use in cooking say it is a safe product. Various information about the beneficial qualities of this berry, which exists in the traditional medicine of the peoples of Siberia, is confirmed by modern scientific research.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, lingonberry is one of the berries with very high antioxidant activity and is among the top 50 best natural antioxidants in the world.
From the point of view of preventive medicine, lingonberries are rich in various vitamins and minerals (iron and manganese, vitamins A, B1, B2, B9, PP, C, and E).
Due to their high antioxidant activity and multivitamin properties, lingonberries have powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory potential.
Lingonberry is known for its ability to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol on the body both during alcohol intake and during the hangover the day after alcohol intake. It also quenches thirst well. Lingonberries, having diuretic properties, contribute to the rapid excretion of alcohol intoxication products.
Perhaps that is why drinks from lingonberries are on the menu in the majority of restaurants in Russia.
LINGONBERRY NUTRITION INFO
Nutrition information (per 100 g.)
Contains 1.6 grams of fiber. In addition to arbutin, lingonberry is rich in phenolic compounds resulting in strong antioxidant activity. Other phytochemicals such as lignan have been reported as well.