– 100 grams of fresh cranberries contain 22% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C.
– Dried cranberries have the same nutritional value as fresh cranberries but commercial drying processes reduce the amount of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
– Dried cranberries contain no cholesterol, saturated or trans fats.
– Polyphenols (antioxidants) in cranberries may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
– Proanthocyanidins (principal polyphenols in red wine) can benefit oral health by preventing bacteria from binding to your teeth.
– Sailors used to carry cranberries aboard their ships to ward off scurvy because of their high vitamin C content.
– Cranberries help reduce the adhesion of certain bacteria to the urinary tract’s walls. This is particularly in people with recurrent urinary tract infections.
– For a delicious, healthy twist, include fresh or dried cranberries in your favourite muffin, cookie or bread recipe!
– Add cranberries to your oatmeal for a tart kick! For yummy oatmeal ideas, flip to page (insert page number).
By Susan Lau
Medical News Today; Unites States Department of Agriculture