Cranberries

Though practically unavoidable around Thanksgiving, we are lucky that we even get to eat cranberries today, a fruit that is uniquely American. They are one of only three major fruits that are native to North America. They weren’t even cultivated until 1815. And the majority of the fruit is grown in only five states: Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington.  Native Americans were among the first people to enjoy the tart berries, cooking a sauce sweetened with honey or maple syrup that was likely an offering at early Thanksgiving celebrations. Cranberries grow on..

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