Anything But Salad's Organic Dried Lingonberries
Hong Kong

  • $99


Sold in packs of 150g / 5.3 oz

Lingonberries (also known as Cowberries) have been used for centuries both as food and as medicine. Also known as foxberries or cowberries, these tart red berries can be eaten raw or they can be processed into delicious lingonberry jam or syrup (popular in Sweden and other Scandinavian countries)

When used primarily for their health benefits, lingonberries are also often juiced or ingested in supplemental form. The purported medicinal properties and nutritional benefits of whole lingonberries and lingonberry juice have been attributed to a wide range of beneficial compounds found in these superberries, including quercetin and proanthocyanidin (also abundant in cranberries)

Health Benefits

  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties: In folk medicine, Lingonberries have been used as a natural remedy for the pain and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Scientific studies have proven that lingonberries contain compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties, thanks to the extremely high amounts of quercetin, a flavonoid with strong anti-inflammatory properties, they contain

  • Inhibits Cancer Cells: Lingonberries have been shown to exert inhibitory activity against several types of cancer cells, including leukemia, colon, and cervical cancer cells. While it is not uncommon for berries to demonstrate anti-cancer activity, the procyanidins that are responsible for the antiproliferative effects of lingonberries do not appear to be responsible for the antiproliferative effects of many other berries

  • Promotes Oral Health: Following a diet that is low in sugar and high in foods that have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties may also help prevent periodontal disease. A study published in the February 2001 issue of the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology found that a tannin extracted from lingonberries had strong antimicrobial activity against Porphyromonas gingivalis and Prevotella intermedia, two bacteria that have been implicated in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease