Cranberry Dry Fruit
The name cranberry derives from “craneberry”, first named by early European settlers in America who felt the expanding flower, stem, calyx, and petals resembled the neck, head, and bill of a crane. Cranberries have moderate levels of vitamin C, dietary fiber and the essential dietary mineral, manganese.
As fresh cranberries are hard and bitter, cranberries are processed and sold dried and sweetened. This berry is also used in baking (muffins, cakes and breads etc.) Dried cranberry are a quick snack to grab on the go. A serving of dried cranberries provides trace amounts of iron, potassium and vitamin E as well.
Cranberry Dry Fruit Usage
6-7 pieces of dried cranberry should be included in a daily diet. However diabetic people should avoid their consumption as they are having significant sugar content as well. Cranberry juice is one of the most commonly used juice in America and Europe. Also cranberry is used in salads, bakery and plenty of other worldwide recipes.
Cranberry Dry Fruit Recommendation for Storage.
Dried cranberries should be stored in a cool dry area.
After opening, place in a tightly sealed airtight container.
Refrigeration is recommended in hot and humid environments.
It should be kept away from strong odors.
Cranberry Dry Fruit Health Benefits
Cranberries are perhaps most widely known for helping to prevent or treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). Cranberry benefits are due to compounds that seem to help keep certain bacteria (like E.coli) from attaching to the urinary tract wall.
Cranberries help to naturally combat inflammation due to their antioxidants.
Research have repeatedly shown that cancer preventive substances found in cranberries are helpful in preventing breast, colon, lung and prostate cancers.
Studies reveal that cranberries improves multiple aspects of immune function.
Cranberries are believed to have cleansing, anti-diarrheal, antiseptic and diuretic detoxifying properties, hence benefiting our digestive tract.
Cranberries help prevent over constriction of the blood vessels, which can lead to cardiac arrest or other forms of heart disease.
Cranberry Dry Fruit Shelf Life
Dried cranberries can last for 6-8 months, however refrigeration will increase its shelf life for upto 15 months.
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