general information

Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, Cranberries have been a staple food in America as early as 1550, proving endless health benefits to its consumers.

Cranberries are usually wet harvested in the fall, while only a small percentage is dry harvested. They are grown throughout the northern part of the United States, with Wisconsin contributing to 57% of U.S. grown cranberries. Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington are also primary growers of cranberries.

There are over 100 varieties of cranberries that grow in North America. Some varieties include: Howes, Early Blacks, Stevens, Searles, Ben Lear, and McFarlin.

nutritional content (per 100 grams)

Calories  -  349
Calories from Fat  -  7.86
Total Carbohydrates  -  84.9 g
Sugars  -  72.4 g
Dietary Fiber  -  5.46 g
Protein  -  0.32 g
Total Fat  -  0.873 g
Saturated Fat  -  <0.5 g
Trans Fat  -  <0.01 g
Cholesterol  -  <1.0 mg
Vitamin A  -  <35.0 IU
Vitamin C  -  <1.00 mg
Calcium  -  9.99 mg
Iron  -  0.415 mg
Sodium  -  6.15 mg

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