They are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere and are common wherever there is marshy peatland. Though often described as insipid in flavour and watery they are enjoyed in Iceland and are commonly used in Alaska. In the UK they are more typically used to bulk-out other wild berries that grow with them, such as bilberries or cowberries.
The recipe is for a simple and healthy smoothie. If you do not have crowberries, you can substitute blueberries in this recipe:
Crowberry and Ginger Smoothie Recipe
100ml orange juice (fresh if possible
1 very ripe banana, peeled
1 tsp maple syrup or honey
1 tsp freshly-grated ginger
2 generous handfuls of crowberries, stems removed
2 ice cubes
For all the wild food recipes on this blog, see the wild food recipes page.