What is Cranberry?
Cranberries are a red berry, roughly the size of a large blueberry, but with an oblong body. These slow maturing berries grow on vines and are extremely tart and sour. Their skin is shiny and the texture is hard, yet gives and has an almost spongy quality, with seeds in the center. Contrary to popular belief, cranberries do not grow in water, rather the cranberry fields are flooded, a machine loosens them and since these berries float, they rise to the surface of the water and are harvested from the top. Rarely are cranberries eaten as is for enjoyment, due to their intense lip-puckering sensation, but rather have added sugar, whether in juice, or the ever popular Thanksgiving cranberry sauce.