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Lingonberries

Information about Lingonberries

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Go to:-   Finland Speciality Dish  |  Finland Main Page  |  Cooking by Country Main Page

 

Lingonberries genus Vaccinium vitis-idaea, belong to the Ericaceae family along with other fruit such as blueberries, cranberries and bilberries. Also known as cowberries, they are a popular fruit in northern and eastern Europe, including Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and parts of Russia.

Much like wild cranberries, even when ripe they are slightly tart and are used in savoury and sweet dishes such as to make pies, jams, soups and desserts. In Finland they are often used as an accompaniment to meat and game dishes such as sautéed reindeer (poronkäristys). They are almost always cooked and sweetened before eating although raw fruits can also be mashed with sugar, which preserves both nutrients and flavour and enables them to be stored at room temperature.

 

You can find recipes using lingonberries on the main  Finland Cooking by County page.
 

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