Lingonberries are small red berries which grow in the wild on low bushes.

Common in Scandinavian countries and consumed by their peoples for centuries, lingonberries were especially popular with early Norwegians, Danish, Icelanders, Finnish, and Swedish peoples due to their ability to be kept at room temperatures for many months. They could be easily stored “simply by placing them in jars of water (vattlingon) or by stirring them with a small amount of sugar (raorda lingnon),” according to About.com: Scandinavian Food.

With no cooking required, lingonberries are delicious as a jam, sauce, sorbet, and the like, and are also a welcomed ingredient in a variety of recipes.

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