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Cranberry: nutritional health benefits of cranberries

  1. The cranberry, also known as spoon heather or cranberry, is a plant of the heather family (Ericaceae). Many people do not appreciate the fresh, sour, slightly tart taste of cranberries, which is why they are often consumed in dried (sweetened) form. Whether for cake, ice cream or savory dishes, cranberries can be used in many ways. In addition, the small berries provide many healthy nutrients. The cranberry plant places special demands on the soil; they need moist acidic soil to thrive.

Nutritional value of the cranberry

  1. Fibers Cranberry ingredients are organic acids and fibers such as pectins. Cranberries are high in fiber. With 3.8 grams per 100 grams they approach the lentil. Fiber keeps blood sugar from rising only slowly, ensuring long-lasting satiety. Moreover, fiber is good for the intestinal flora

Health benefits of the cranberry

  1. Cystitis For urinary tract infections such as cystitis

Dried, fresh or rather juice?

  1. There are many different ways to use cranberries, the cooking fantasy knows no limits. In the Netherlands you will often find the berry in dried form in the supermarket. It tastes quite sweet, as dried cranberries are often heavily sugared. When buying, pay attention to the ingredients and choose natural products without added sugars. The dried cranberry tastes especially good with oatmeal. Cranberry juice is not listed in the Wheel of Five. According to the Nutrition Center, this is because cranberry juice contains a lot of sugar



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