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Fun Facts About Cranberries

Did you know cranberries were used for more than just eating? Cranberries were originally used to cure meat, heal wounds and dye fabrics.

Despite seeing the Ocean Spray commercials of the cranberries floating in water. Cranberries are not grown in water.  Cranberries are actually grown on vines in sandy bogs, or marshes, which are then sometimes deliberately flooded during harvest time. This is done because cranberries have small pockets where air seeps into that allow them to float, which make them easier to pull in and harvest.

Cranberries are typically in season from October to December, making it a prime staple during the holidays.

Cranberries have many health benefits such as preventing urinary tract infections, aiding in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and may help slow down tumor progression.

The ruby red hue indicates major nutritional value. Cranberries are packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, dietary fiber, and Vitamin K. They contain anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting properties.

One cup of cranberries is about 50 calories.

You can find cranberries in the form of fruit, canned sauce, juice, pill form, and used in many recipes.

What will you do with you cranberries this holiday season?

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