The Legend of the Siberian Lingonberry
Siberian Lingonberry health benefits
Many countries know the legend of the Siberian lingonberry.
Dating back to ancient times, it was meant to explain the great nutritional value of this small berry growing in the poor northern soil.
The tale itself follows the adventures of a swallow that carried living water in its beak. The bird’s dream was to sprinkle this magical liquid on people to grant them immortality.
Only trouble was, the swallow got stung by a wasp. As the little bird’s beak opened with pain, the living water spilled out. The life-giving drops ended up landing on three plants – pine, cedar, and lingonberry. Ever since then, these plants have become evergreen and possessed strong healing powers.
While some may call it just a beautiful fairytale, it still contains a certain element of truth. That is, lingonberries really do have an amazing life-giving power, all that due to their rich nutritional value. The studies of lingonberry composition indicate that despite its low-calorie content (only 43 kcal per 100 grams), it serves as a great source of fiber, glucose, vitamins A, B, and C, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and Omega-3 fatty acids. The Siberian lingonberries are also rich in flavonoids and lignans, which scientists believe to be powerful anti-cancer agents. Quercetin is yet another chemical to protect the human body from malignant growths. And lingonberries happen to contain an impressive amount of this beneficial element, second only to blueberries. Last but not least, they are also known for their antimicrobial properties thanks to high benzoic acid content.
All of the above-mentioned features define the Siberian lingonberry’s extraordinary therapeutic powers.
Try the wild Siberian Lingonberry.