Taste: Often nick-named "bitter berries" or "sour berries," cranberries have a uniquely tart taste with a hint of refreshing sweetness.
- High in phytonutrients that have been studied for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties
- Cranberries have been used to help prevent and treat urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Very good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and manganese, as well as a good source of vitamin E, vitamin K, copper, and pantothenic acid
When to look for Cranberries: Cranberries are harvested in the late fall between late September and early December.
Best Uses for Cranberries: Cranberries are often used as a sweet-tart garnish to cereal or baked goods, but they are a phenomenal zingy addition to many savory dishes too. They can brighten up a crunchy salad and they add a luscious, healthy red berry flavor to marinades and vinaigrettes. Try them in a thick tapenade to serve with cheese and crackers at your holiday parties.
How to Store Cranberries: Cranberries store exceptionally well. They can last over a month in the fridge, and freeze well due to their low moisture content.