Cranberries

Cranberries are rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants and are recommended for pregnant women and athletes. The specific origins of cranberries are uncertain due to the variety of habitats in which they can be found. They mainly grow in mountainous areas with acidic soil, in the undergrowth of forests in North America, Europe and Asia.

Benefits:

  • Various studies reveal cranberries to be rich in vitamin C.
  • Due to their calcium and potassium content, they are especially recommended among athletes and people with considerable physical wear and tear.
  • They are a good source of fibre, helping to regulate bowel transit.

Uses:

- Food:

  • Both natural and dried cranberries are almost exclusively used for food and decoration.
  • Cranberries have a more sour and bitter taste than blueberries and, in cooking, they are usually the preferred option for serving with meat stews.
  • They are also used as an ingredient in alcoholic beverages, as a colouring and to make sauces and they can be served with all types of meat and fish.