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Cranberry

Introduction:


Cranberries, famous fruit among American, Canadian and European especially during the Thanksgiving or Christmas festivals. Cranberries sauce is a traditional accompaniment to roast turkey and is an indispensable food to serve on the dinning table during celebration occasion.
 
This red and round berry is growing in the acidic sandy bogs in the cooler districts of Northern Hemisphere; a native shrub that grow in wild in Northern of American. Today, America and Canadian provinces are the major cultivation countries for Cranberries.

Raw cranberries is taste sour and a bit of bitter. Therefore, Cranberries are usually being produced into the form of juice, jelly, jam, sauce, sweetened dried cranberries etc. In the market, only about 5% are being sold to the consumers in fresh.


Nutrition and Health Benefits of Cranberries:

 
Cranberries and Cranberries juice has become popular all around the world in recent years due to its high nutritional value and high concentration of antioxidants. Cranberries do not contain any natural toxicity risks and safe to eat in raw.

  • Anti-adhesion properties in the cranberries juice is a good component to prevent the adhesion of bacterial such as 'E. Coli' to associate with our bladder and urethra. It helps to reduce the risk of bacterial infection in our urinal system. Drinking Cranberry juice regularly may helps to inhibit the bacteria to associate with gum disease and stomach ulcers.

  • Antioxidants containing in Cranberries is 5 times more than broccoli. Significant amount of Phytonutrients may help to protect our body to against cancer, heart disease and lower the cholesterol level.

  • Researches proved that Phytochemicals in raw cranberries are benefit to our immune system and cardiovascular system.

  • Efficient to against the formation of kidney stone.

  • Contain high value of Vitamin C, dietary fiber, manganese,and other essential dietary minerals, as well as a balanced profile of other essential micronutrients.

Nutritional Facts:

 

100gm raw cranberry with skin
Calories 46
Sodium 2mg
Carbohydrate 12gm
Dietary Fiber 5gm
Sugar 4gm
Vitamin A 60.0IU
Vitamin C 13.3mg
Vitamin E 1.2mg
Vitamin K 5.1mcg
Vitamin B6 0.1mg
Niacin 0.1mg
Pantothenic Acid 0.3mg
Folate 1.0mcg
Calcium 8mg
Iron 0.3mg
Phosphorus 12mg
Potassium 85mg
 

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Tips of Serving:

  • For maximum the health benefit of Cranberries, the juices is suggested not to be sweetened.

  • Slice the fresh cranberries in very thin and add them in your home cooked vegetables or mix fruits salad to reduce the tartness taste of raw Cranberries.

  • Consume raw Cranberries in moderation. Not to eat too much in one time due to its strong acidity may cause your stomach feel uncomfortable.

 

Cranberry Recipes:

  • Cranberry is an excellent ingredient for fruit jam, pie, muffin, fruit salad etc.


     

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