Thread: Lingonberries
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bookwormom View Post
looks are deceiving kfander. Mountain ash berries come in big clusters, the berries look like miniature oranges. maybe a little redder. there are varieties that do not have so much bitter in it. And of course they grow on a tree. they also are used like cranberries. We did not eat them because mother did not like them. But I used them every fall for decoration, because they are so beautiful.
I was just going from the pictures that came up on a search of Mountain Ash. I don't know that I've actually seen (or recognized) one.

Originally Posted by bookwormom View Post
to me, lingon berries taste a lot like cranberries. I could tell them apart though. When I first had cranberries, I thought, typical American, everything has to be bigger in this country. even the lingon berries.
That was the closest comparison I could come up with. As you say though, there is a difference and, to me, the lingonberries taste better.
That's my opinion and I'm sticking with it unless someone yells at me or something.
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