National Eat A Cranberry Day is celebrated on November 23rd in the United States. Its history is long and rich, and its taste, health benefits, and vibrant color have made it beloved around the world. We invite you to join in the celebration!
The exact when cranberries first appeared is not known, but they have been around for a long time. They grow in swampy areas that were formed after the retreat of glaciers. Initially, they were called ‘cranes’ because the stems and flowers resembled the graceful neck of a bird. The colonists popularized the berry in the early days of the United States.
In 1816, people began to seriously engage in the distribution of berries. They noticed that sand had a beneficial effect on the growth of cranberries, so they developed a special technique for growing them quickly. The industry flourished until 1959, when researchers found carcinogens in an entire batch of berries. This caused production to stop for a while, and high-ranking officials of the state recommended that people limit their consumption of cranberries. Fortunately, hard times are now over.
- Cranberries love humidity and can only grow in water-rich areas.
- When soaked in sugar syrup, cranberries do not spoil.
- They are harvested in autumn and early winter.
- Cranberries help to reduce depression and stress.
- They are packed with vitamins and other beneficial substances.
How to take part
You don’t have to wait for a special day to enjoy cranberries. Eat them anytime during the year for a lighter, more comfortable feeling. Prepare dishes with cranberries as an ingredient – surprise your loved ones! Make a traditional cranberry sauce and pair it with your favorite dishes. Take pictures of your creations and post them on social media!
When is Eat a Cranberry Day celebrated in 2023?
Eat a Cranberry Day is observed on November 23 each year.