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Cloudberry

 

(Rubus chamaemorus), a plant of the family Rosaceae; it is of the same genus as the raspberry, blackberry, and stone bramble. An herbaceous perennial, it is 5–20 cm tall and has a long, creeping rhizome and erect annual stems. The leaves are reniform, wrinkled, five-lobed, and dark green. The flowers are unisexual (the staminate and pistillate flowers are on different plants), solitary, white, and large. The fruit is a multiple drupe consisting of red and, later, orange drupelets with a pleasant aroma. The cloudberry grows mainly in tundra and taiga zones of the northern hemisphere on mossy marshes and swampy forests. It grows in the northern European USSR and forms large thickets in Siberia and the Soviet Far East. The fruits contain sugar (3–6 percent), citric and malic acids, tannins, and pectins; they are used fresh in food and in the preparation of jams and beverages. The cloudberry produces a significant quantity of nectar.

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Kuhnlein and Turner cite one report that some tribes, such as the Caribou and Copper Inuit, "seldom picked cloudberries although they were plentiful.
Those years when the cloudberries were plentiful, one would pick masses of them and cook mylgrot, enough for a whole barrel, and more, for the winter, h was eaten with milk, but without sugar, just like any other porridge, and was mostly regarded as a surrogate for the real porridge.
Themes and issues related to harvesting practices and the ecological factors affecting the abundance and distribution of cranberries, cloudberries, and blueberries were identified; these themes became the basis for a series of semidirected interviews with 45 informants, identified as berry harvesters, including women and men from ages 16-85.
The mapping provided insight into the spatial distribution of berry patches relative to other landscape features and culturally significant sites such as cabins and historical sites including the best locations for picking cranberries, blueberries, and cloudberries.
In the case of cloudberries, few access rules appear to be in use; this may be due to the fact that many of the good cloudberry picking areas are located along the Dempster highway, an area considered to be public or "open to anyone".
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Whatever the reasons, cloudberries are rare in Scotland, but extremely palatable, and their presence on a low-altitude crannog implies long-range gathering by the community.
Yng Nghofiant Cynddelw gan David Williams ceir cyfeiriad at Mwyar Berwyn - cloudberries neu knotberries.
Mewn siop yno prynodd jar o Molto Syltetoy - cloudberries, ac mae eu llun ar y jar, ffrwyth lliw oren.
The concept for Nordic Berries(TM) was founded on Nordic folklore that says at twilight, trolls gather nutritious cloudberries that grow along the banks of the Fjord waters.
A generous layer of plump slightly tart berries was topped with melt-in-the-mouth crumble on which nestled a couple of fresh golden cloudberries.
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