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Cranberries: The Little Red Powerfood with a Big Punch

By | 2017-10-29T15:41:53+00:00 November 23rd, 2011|Nutrition, PowerFoods|

Cranberries are also called ‘bounceberries’ because they bounce when ripe.

Only three fruits – the blueberry, the Concord grape and the cranberry can trace their roots to North American soil.  The cranberry is versatile; they are commonly consumed during Thanksgiving and Christmas but can, and should be used every day.

Did you know?

  • Sex and the City made the red juice of cranberries popular in the 90s with their favorite cranberry cocktail.
  • The estimated value of cranberries grown in the United States is several hundred million dollars
  • Native Americans treated a variety of illnesses, including bladder infections, with cranberry preparations.

Nutritional Tips: Cranberries are high in vitamin C, and have antioxidant and antibacterial effects in the body. […]