This little bliss bomb of a berry has a long history dating back to its place in Native American diets and comes with massive health benefits. Sweet and slightly tart, and bursting with flavor, dried organic apple juice infused cranberries are also deliciously chewy and tender; ideal for snacking, topping, cooking, and baking applications.
Native Americans cooked with cranberries and used them medicines, as food preservatives and as dyes. In the early 1600s, they gave this knowledge to colonial settlers. U.S sea captains brought cranberries onboard to prevent scurvy during their long sea voyages.
Cranberries so flavor-intense they don’t need added sugar. However infusing cranberries with natural apple juice highlights their slightly tart taste making them a tangy snack that perfect on their own or when used for cooking.
Delicious, tart and supremely versatile, AJ infused dried cranberries are brilliant as a snack on their own or as an ingredient in baking or cooking. Including dried cranberries in your diet provides a range of health benefits including:
- Antitumor Impact: Polyphenolic compounds inhibit the development and spread of lung, breast, colon, prostate and other cancerous tumors. Cranberries also contain a high amount of salicylic acid which reduce swelling and prevent blood clots.
- Cardiovascular Help: Cranberries help lower the risk of heart disease. Flavonoids are antioxidant and decrease the threat of atherosclerosis. These compounds delay and suppress the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) stimulating blood platelets
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTI): Proanthocyanidins in cranberries prevent bacteria from binding to the bladder wall, preventing bacteria from multiplying
- Cancer: Cranberry proanthocyanidins also inhibit the growth of cancer cells reducing the risk of cancer, particularly colon and prostate cancer
- Bones and Teeth: Cranberries are a natural source of calcium reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
Key Nutrition Details
Organic cranberries are a great source of vitamins and minerals. A daily snack of 100 grams of cranberries contains the following nutrients (% Daily Recommended Intake):
• Energy: 31%
• Carbohydrates: 13%
• Protein: 26.5%
• Total Fat: 202%
• Dietary Fiber: 25.5%
• Folates: 28%
• Niacin: 11%
• Pantothenic acid: 18%
• Pyridoxine: 43%
• Riboflavin: 9%
• Thiamin: 53.5%
• Vitamin C: 10.5%
• Vitamin E: 100%
• Vitamin K: 12%
• Sodium: 0%
• Potassium: 14%
• Calcium: 11%
• Copper: 192%
• Iron: 59%
• Magnesium: 41%
• Manganese: 268%
• Phosphorus: 41%
• Zinc: 22%
Those small vivid crimson cranberries, one of North America’s few native fruits is a sublime sauce to pair with another American native, turkey. Here are some more fascinating facts about cranberries:
- Native Americans used them as a red pigment for dyeing cloth, rugs, and blankets, and to combat wounds from poisoned arrows.
- They are also known as bearberries because bears love them
- Cranberry is shortened from their original name: "crane berry
- Five states Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington are the primary U.S. cranberry producers
- They have small air pockets that enable them to float
- They are roughly 90 percent water
- They do not grow in water, but rather on bushes
- They grown on a dwarf shrub or trailing vine reaching seven feet in length and two to eight inches high.
Storage Tips & Shelf Life
Most dried cranberries will last for up to a year beyond their "best by" date provided they are kept in a cool, dark position and can be frozen indefinitely.
How to Enjoy
Organic dried cranberries are scrumptious eaten just as they are. However, they are also delicious in a range of recipes ideas:
• Cranberries pair well with stone fruit, such as cherries, almonds, and plums
• Heavenly in cookies, muffins, cakes, bread, macaroons and hot cross buns
• Great in cold breakfasts with muesli, oatmeal, and granola or as part of energy bar or trail mix
• Brilliant in fresh fruit and savory-based salads or sandwiches
• Perfect accompaniment to roast or cold turkey, chicken, and pork dishes
• Go well in pie and tart fillings and in desserts, crumbles, compotes, rice puddings, sorbets, gelato and ice cream
• Cranberries are famously delicious in jams
• Go brilliantly with honey, yogurt, egg custards
|Ingredients||Organic cranberries, organic apple juice|
|Allergens||Packaged in the same facility as milk, peanuts, sesame, tree nuts, soy.|
|Country of Origin||Canada|