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  The Cranberry SC20 Smart Client... Computing just got smarter
Cranberry launches a powerful, energy-efficient and totally manageable Smart Client device that offers businesses a viable alternative to the conventional desktop PC.
Cranberry’s SC20 Smart Client is no bigger than a paperback book and can perform all the functions of a bulky PC, but takes up just a fraction of desk space.
Cranberry UK Limited is a registered producer under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2007 and a member of Valpak`s Compliance Scheme.
www.cranberrynet.com   (292 words)

  Cranberry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The cranberries are related to the bilberries, blueberries, and huckleberries, all in Vaccinium subgenus Vaccinium.
The Cranberry Harvest on the Island of Nantucket, Eastman Johnson, 1880.
Cranberries are a source of polyphenol antioxidants, chemicals which are known to provide certain health benefits to the cardiovascular system and immune system.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cranberry   (930 words)

 Cranberry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, cranberry flowers are distinct from blueberry by being borne on relatively long pedicels and having a 4-merous corolla that is not fused but strongly reflexed, as opposed to a 5-merous corolla in blueberry.
Wet harvesting of cranberries involves flooding the bog, beating the fruit from the vines (left), and corralling the fruit in one corner where it is lifted by conveyor to trucks for transport (right).
Cranberries are lumped into categories with other major fruits such as apple and orange, which account for the majority of the 15-18 gallons of fruit juice consumed per year in the USA.
www.uga.edu /fruit/cranberi.htm   (2550 words)

Cranberry is used to treat and prevent urinary tract infections of the bladder and urethra (the tube that drains urine from the bladder).
Studies also suggest that cranberries may help prevent bacteria from adhering to gums and around the teeth, but researchers caution that cranberry juice is high in sugar and should not be used for oral hygiene.
Most commercial cranberry juices contain a mixture of cranberries, sweeteners (which may reduce the immune-boosting effects associated with the berry), and vitamin C. The addition of sweeteners to cranberry beverages may explain why cranberry juice cocktail and concentrate are not always effective in improving symptoms of UTI.
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsHerbs/Cranberrych.html   (1712 words)

The common name cranberry is a modification of the colonial name "crane berry," because the drooping flower looked like the neck and head of the sand crane, which was often seen eating the fruits.
As you might expect, the lore of cranberry was presented to the early European visitors to eastern North America, and the pilgrims had cranberries on the 1621 Thanksgiving table along with squash, corn bread, succotash (corn, beans, and animal fat), and wild turkey or lobster (accounts conflict--anyway, in those days lobster was considered undesirable fare!).
Cranberries require the equivalent of one inch of rain per week during the growing season, and fields are flooded during the winter to protect plants from rapid freezing or burning--flooded cranberry bogs are regarded by locals as excellent skating rinks.
www.botgard.ucla.edu /html/botanytextbooks/economicbotany/Vaccinium   (964 words)

Cranberry is a bitter red berry derived from a low-lying evergreen (Vaccinium macrocarpon) native to North America.
cranberry harvest is use to make sweetened juices but many people now take encapsulated dried extracts for their health benefits.
Sweetened cranberry juice drinks and "cocktails" are more palatable; those that have only 10 percent or less of the healthful juice need to be taken in greater quantities than higher-quality drinks with 30 percent or more cranberry juice.
www.bodyandfitness.com /Information/Herbal/Research/cranberry.htm   (582 words)

 Cookbook:Cranberry - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Cranberry juice has been shown to reduce bladder infections in a nursing home environment.
Cranberries are popular as juice, dried fruit, and a jam or jelly called cranberry sauce — all with added sugar of course.
Cranberries may be baked with a sweetener to make a topping or sauce.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Cookbook:Cranberry   (327 words)

 Whole Foods Market : Health Info   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For a long time, cranberries were thought to directly fight the infection by acidifying the urine to such an extent that bacteria such as Escherichia coli would languish or die.
A cup of cooked fresh cranberries is roughly equivalent to a 400 mg cranberry capsule, but the tangy flavor may require the addition of a sweetener.
Cranberry's acidifying effect on urine lessens the impact of an herb called uva ursi (or bearberry) that is also taken for urinary tract infections.
www.wholefoods.com /healthinfo/wholehealth/cranberry.html   (1059 words)

 M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - CIMER - Natural Standard - Cranberry
Although cranberry may be a viable adjunct therapy in a time when antimicrobial resistance of concern, given the proven efficacy of antibiotics, cranberry should not be considered a first line agent.
Cranberry has been used safely in doses of 15 milliliters per kilogram of body weight in one study, or 300 milliliters per day of cranberry juice for three months.
Cranberry juice theoretically may increase the effects of antibiotics in the urinary tract and increase the excretion of some drugs in the urine.
www.mdanderson.org /departments/cimer/display.cfm?id=5361D496-EC20-4470-A209A63C17DB3B8B&method=displayFull&pn=6EB86A59-EBD9-11D4-810100508B603A14   (2147 words)

 Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) - MayoClinic.com
Although cranberry may be used as an adjunct therapy in some cases, given the proven efficacy of antibiotics, cranberry should not be considered a first line treatment.
Cranberry juice is reported to decrease urine levels of calcium, increase levels of urine magnesium and potassium, and increase urine levels of oxalate.
Efficacy of cranberry in prevention of urinary tract infection in a susceptible pediatric population.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/cranberry/NS_patient-cranberry   (2487 words)

 Cranberry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cranberry is a member of the same family as bilberry and blueberry.
According to one report, supplementation with an unspecified number of cranberry tablets for seven days increased the urinary excretion of oxalate by 43%, suggesting that long term use of cranberry supplements might increase the risk of developing a kidney stone.
Cranberry should not be used as a substitute for antibiotics during an acute urinary tract infection, except under medical supervision.
www.kroger.com /hn/Herb/Cranberry.htm   (738 words)

 Chapter 7: Small Fruits and Brambles
The cranberry plant is a low, creeping, semievergreen perennial that roots freely along the runners to form a mat.
Swenson (1958) concluded that "no bees" meant "no cranberries" and reported that by adding one colony per acre the yield was increased 50 percent, and when the population was doubled the yield increased another 60 percent.
Because cranberries are not highly attractive to honey bees, the bee population should overflood or saturate the competing plants so the bees will visit the cranberry flowers.
gears.tucson.ars.ag.gov /book/chap7/cranberry.html   (1943 words)

 Cranberry - Vaccinium oxycoccus - Encapsulated Herbal Extract - Herbs
Cranberry inhibits the adhesion of bacteria (often E. coli) to the urinary tract, perhaps due to a polymer contained in the plant.
Cranberry may be used not only to prevent urinary tract infections, but also to eliminate odors associated with incontinence.
It found that, among women who had the infection in one month and were on Cranberry beverage, their odds of having the infection in the next month were only 27% of the odds in the control group.
www.viable-herbal.com /singles/herbs/s205.htm   (987 words)

 Cranberry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) has been used traditionally since the 17th century to treat a variety of ailments, and from the early 1920s to the present as an herbal treatment for recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Found in North America and grown in bogs, cranberry is an evergreen shrub that is botanically related to blueberry, buckberry, huckleberry, cowberry, and bilberry.
Cranberry is available as juice, fresh or frozen berries, cranberry concentrate, fresh berries, dried capsules, and tablets.
www.metagenics.com /resources/imc/OneMedicineCons/ConsHerbs/Cranberrych.html   (658 words)

 Cranberry - Vaccinium macrocarpon
The Cranberry, or Vaccinium macrocarpon, is the fruit of a tiny bog plant, scarcely a half a foot tall.
Cranberry is best known to most as an edible fruit, the stuff of jelly and juice, rather than a medicinal herb.
The study was designed to measure whether cranberry juice has an effect on bacteriuria (the passage of bacteria in the urine) or pyuria (presence of pus, indicating white blood cells, hence infection in the urine).
www.herbphoto.com /education/monograph/cranberry.html   (2209 words)

 Health Encyclopedia
Cranberry is widely used today to prevent bladder infections, although as yet the evidence to support this use remains limited.
Contrary to the research from the 1920s, it now appears that cranberry's acidification of the urine is not likely to play an important role in the treatment of bladder infections; current study has focused instead on cranberry's apparent ability to block bacteria from adhering to the bladder wall.
The only reliable evidence for the use of cranberry juice for preventing bladder infections comes from a 1-year double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 150 sexually active women that compared placebo against both cranberry juice and cranberry tablets.
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 Crazy for Cranberries -- the history of the berry plus Lots of Recipes
Long before the Pilgrims arrived in to America in 1620, native Americans were mixing mashed cranberries with deer meat to make pemmican -- a convenience food that kept for long periods of time Cranberries were also used for medicinal purposes and their juice was a natural dye for rugs, blankets and clothing.
As documented by the Pilgrims, cranberries were found in abundance in Massachusetts in 1620 and rumor has it that they may have been served at the first Thanksgiving dinner, although we have no way of knowing for sure.
Cranberries soon cemented their place in New England life by serving as a vital source of vitamin C for whalers and a valuable natural resource to residents.
www.fabulousfoods.com /features/featuring/cranberries.html   (588 words)

 JS Online:Cranberry farmers harvest late
Cranberry bogs in western Wisconsin are active this week as cold evenings ripen the berries to a bright red color.
As Walker and the rest of the state's 250 cranberry farmers begin harvesting this week - a week to 10 days later than usual - they're picking a crop that was beset by a spring cold spell, a summer drought and a warm September that delayed the berry's transformation from white to crimson.
However, the drought lowered reservoirs used to flood cranberry beds for the harvest, which could mean there might not be enough to flood them again in the winter to provide protection from the cold by encasing the plants in ice.
www.jsonline.com /news/state/oct03/176085.asp   (739 words)

 5 A Day: Fruit and Vegetable of the Month: Cranberries | DNPA | CDC   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cranberries were first cultivated in Massachusetts around 1815 and are only one of three major native North American fruits.
The name cranberry was given to this plant because the Pilgrims believed the plant looked like the head of a sandhill crane and was originally named “craneberry.” Over time, the “e” was dropped.
Cranberries may be baked with a sweetener to make a topping or sauce, or they can added to baked goods, such as muffins.
www.cdc.gov /nccdphp/dnpa/5aday/month/cranberry.htm   (1054 words)

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Cranberry sauce became a national tradition when General U.S. Grant ordered it served to Union troops during the siege of Petersburg in 1864.
Cranberry fell out of favor in the 1960s because researchers showed that it couldn't increase urine acidity enough to prevent illness.
Current theory focuses on cranberry's ability to prevent bacteria from attaching to urinary tract walls.
www.geocities.com /chadrx/cranberry.html   (507 words)

Cranberries are the fruit of a native plant of North America.
Historically, cranberry fruits and leaves were used for a variety of problems, such as wounds, urinary disorders, diarrhea, diabetes, stomach ailments, and liver problems.
Cranberry products have not been adequately tested to see if they can be used to help treat an existing urinary tract infection.
nccam.nih.gov /health/cranberry   (390 words)

 Cranberry, Cranberry Extract, Cranberry Tea, Cranberry Fruit
Cranberries are rich in numeric valuable acids including citric, malic, quinic, and other acids.
Cranberries are high in vitamin C, and have antioxidant and antibacterial effects in the body.
Cranberries contains Anthocyanosides which may be especially beneficial to the eyes, and significantly improve symptoms of cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.
www.nutrovita.com /store.asp?filename=Cranberry   (231 words)

 Hormel Foods - Glossary - Cranberry
The Cranberry is very hard and too tart to be eaten plain, so it is usually cooked and processed before it is eaten or it is dried (dehydrated) and packaged as dried fruit that can be eaten out of hand without further processing.
The fresh and dried Cranberries, which have a high vitamin C content, are used in a wide variety of baked goods, salads, sauces, snacks, juices, and juice blends.
Dried Cranberries are increasingly being produced in many flavors (blueberry, cherry, orange, peach, raspberry, and strawberry) and used widely as a tasty ingredient for muffins, snack foods, trail mix, cereal, and other baked goods.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=33209&catitemid=   (288 words)

 Cranberry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cranberry has long been linked to helping defeat urinary tract infections, and recent research is beginning to bear this out.
At this early stage, the cranberry produces a certain class of molecules known as flavonoids, substances that have been investigated for their nutritional benefits and antibacterial activity.
Cranberries contain a type of flavonoid that is capable of defeating the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections, and this flavonoid is attached to a sugar that seeks out the cells that line the urinary tract.
www.aimingforhealth.com /Cranberry.html   (1036 words)

 Give Thanks for the Cranberry, Say Dental Researchers - URMC Press Room
Koo’s team found that cranberry juice prevents bacteria from forming plaque by inhibiting those enzymes and by stopping additional bacteria from glomming on to the ever-growing goo.
The sugar that is usually added to cranberry juice can cause cavities, and the natural acidity of the substance may contribute directly to tooth decay.
Koo’s work with cranberry juice is one of nine projects funded through a special program by the National Institutes of Health to test the berry’s reputed health-enhancing effects.
www.urmc.rochester.edu /pr/news/story.cfm?id=947   (697 words)

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