Friday, November 6, 2009

Fun Food Fact----Cranberries!

This deliciously tart fruit  was named "crane berry" by Dutch and German settlers after the shape of the fruit's blossoms. When the vines bloom in the late spring and the flowers' light pink petals twist back they have a resemblance to the head and bill of a crane.  Eventually, linguistic laziness worked its magic and the word "crane berry" became cranberry.

Also, 20% of the 400 million pounds of cranberries grown in the United States each year are consumed during Thanksgiving.


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