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Old 02 July 2018, 06:42 AM
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98 % of all cranberries are grown in North America, but there are a few grown in Europe.
Cranberries are growing wild on the Dutch islands Terschelling and Vlieland.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terschelling#Cranberries

You can even go there to pick them yourself during the season.

https://rove.me/to/netherlands/cranb...g-and-vlieland
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Old 02 July 2018, 08:24 AM
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That page mentions that they were lost from a ship carrying them as an 'antiscorbutic'. When I read that word I was like... "anti-scorbutic... against scurvy... ascorbic... I get it! Ascorbic means anti-scurvy!" Somehow I had never put the word together with its Latin roots.
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Please turn your head to the right to get the Dutch flag
Oh no! Don Enrico is in distress. We need to help him!

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Never mind, I turned my head to the left.
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Old 02 July 2018, 04:57 PM
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Thanks for the good intention nevertheless!

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Old 02 July 2018, 05:59 PM
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I created a new thread since this one is over 1,000 posts.

http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?p=1982350
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