Pre-heat that oven, these tart berries are ready for baking! Like many berries, cranberries, are a good source of fiber and vitamin C, an anti-oxidant. Additionally, the phytonutrients in cranberries may be anti-inflammatory. All may prove beneficial for better circulation, a healthy heart, and in cancer prevention.
Most commonly found in a sauce, dried, or as juice, cranberries’ sour taste is balanced with the sweetness of added sugar or other juices. But you need not add any sugar to enjoy these berries – or you can certainly add less.
Cranberries – fresh or dried, pair well with savory flavors like chicken or turkey. They will liven up wild rice or other grain pilafs and salads. Ease into the tartness by adding a few to your dishes. Then don’t worry about how many you add (unless you are on blood thinners) as there is only 25 calories in a ½ cup of fresh cranberries.
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