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Cranberry, small but nice

Cranberry, small but nice

Cranberry, a fruit that has been used by human for centuries

The cranberry is closely related to the European lingonberry and is also known as the "large cranberry". It grows in the raised bogs of North America and was already a valued and very important food among the indigenous people of North America, the Indians.

Because of its beautiful red color, it was also used there as a dye for skin and fabrics. Even then, the Indians knew how to use the health-promoting ingredients of the cranberry and used them in a variety of ways. Whalers often carried whole barrels of cranberries on board later on on their long voyages, as cranberries are a long-lasting food when dried.

What is the nutritional value of fresh cranberry?

You may be able to buy a box of fresh cranberries in supermarket especially in October to Feb, the berries season. 

100 g fresh cranberries contain:

  • 53 kcal / 218 kJ
  • sodium
  • potassium
  • phosphorus
  • vitamin C
  • Antioxidants
  • secondary phytonutrients

With the diversified nutrients, cranberries is truly a "good" fruit. Surely, not everyone can access to fresh cranberries all the time, nor be able to eat so many everyday. With the imbalanced diet im mind, therefore, one can consider to take food supplement. 

 

 

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