The cranberry is an intense red berry that grows exclusively in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin and in some areas of Canada and Chile. It is grown in sandy soils rich in water. Only a small percentage of the crop is consumed as fresh fruit; all the rest is consumed in the form of juice for drinks and dried fruit for various processes. Cranberry contributes to the functionality of the urinary tract, preventing the adhesion of bacteria to the urinary mucous membranes.