By Robin Stevenson
The history of Thanksgiving in Canada is related to English navigator Martin Frobisher who landed in Canada while trying to find a northern passage to the Orient. In 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now known as Newfoundland, to give thanks for surviving the long journey—the first Canadian Thanksgiving. Frobisher was later knighted and an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada was named in his honour. When other settlers arrived here they continued this ceremony of giving thanks.
Loaded with antioxidants, flavinoids, and polyphenols, this little red berry reigns as a medicinal marvel for its health benefits. Canada produces approximately 5,000 metric tons of cranberries annually, mainly from Quebec, Nova Scotia, Ontario and British Columbia. Bala, Ont. claims to be the Cranberry Capital of Canada and holds a Cranberry Festival on the weekend after Thanksgiving. Cranberries aren’t just for sauce, though! Check our recipe for Awesome Oatmeal Bars.
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