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Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Tytebær Lingon Almindelig Tyttebær     Cowberry, Lingonberry

 

Found throughout the region. The flowering time obviously varies depending upon altitude and latitude and altitude, from May in Denmark until July in parts of Norway.

 

The berries are used for drinking, jams and jellies. They do not need to be preserved because they have a long shelf life due to its high content of benzoic acid. Although the opposite is often cited is the vitamin C content of lingonberry is not high.

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