Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarponL.) belongs to the same genus as blueberry and huckleberry. Having evergreen leaves, cranberries grow in acidic bogs throughout the cooler regions of USA and Canada. The berry is initially white but turns to its characteristic scarlet colour in July-August. At this point the berries are harvested by a unique process called bogging, where the entire field is flooded with water followed by driving a harvester through the plants. Floating berries are then corral to a corner of the bed making it easier to convey or pump directly into the processing plant.
Being one of the few commercially grown plants native to North America, cranberry is a unique crop to BC farm lands. British Columbia produces 12% of the worlds cranberry harvest.
Cranberries has slightly acidic and sour flavour yet has a firm pleasing flesh similar to a grape raisin texture when dried. The ripe berry itself has a traditional uses in jams, jellies, sauces, stuffing and desserts in seasonal dinners such as “Thanks Giving” and “Christmas”. No other berry has been commercialized as aggressively as the cranberries for its juice. In the recent past global demand for dried cranberries has doubled and is predicted to double again in next 3 years.
Tropical Link Canada Ltd. specializes in Dried Sliced or Whole Cranberries.
Sweetened Dried Cranberries are prepared by naturally infusing cane sugar into premium whole or sliced Cranberries until a specified brix level is reached. The infused berries are then dried using a gentle drying technique that locks in the high nutritional contents and lightly sprayed with sunflower oil to prevent clumping. No preservatives, colouring or flavouring are added. The product is processed and packed in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices.
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Frozen and Dried Cranberries marketed by Tropical Link Canada Ltd. are processed using highest quality BC Cranberries following strictest quality standards such as HACCP, GMP. The end product does not contain any added preservatives or colours. Product is non GMO and Kosher certified.