Dec 11


Cranberries are a colorful fruit that grow in bogs. One of the indigenous fruit producing plants of North America. img_09841

Massachusetts is the cranberry capital of the U.S. and the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association promotes that agribusiness through this website with a great recipe section! Follow this link to learn of the many health benefits attributed to cranberries. Due to the high acidity of cranberry juice it is often used to treat urinary tract infections. Go here to learn more about the many health benefits of cranberries.They are also a very good anti-oxidant too.

Cranberry relish with turkey dinner at Thanksgiving is probably the most common way for most Americans to consume them, but there are plenty of other ways to use this sweet / sour berry. In this article from National Geographic they refer to cranberries as a “super-food“.

Chutney is a type of spicy fruit condiment used most often in Indian cuisine. It is differentiated to some degree from relish because relish is more often not spicy but sour as in pickling. Cranberry chutney is quite good!

One of my favorites is cranberry nut bread. That recipe is older than I am and it comes from one of the largest producer of cranberries in the U.S. — Ocean Spray. It is the recipe I grew up on with only one change; substitute butter for the shortening.

Dehydrated or dried cranberries can be added to granola – it’s a nice way to pick up the flavor of trail mix and they go well in breakfast cereal.

Finally, here is a link for 50 ways to cook with cranberries.


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