Cranberries are a very healthy berry fruit that’s used in many recipes new and old, has roots in many cultures and is very good for the body. Raw cranberries have been marketed as a “superfruit” in recent times due to their high nutrient content and antioxidant qualities.
Though fresh (and raw) cranberries are rather bitter and hard so about 95% of cranberries are sent to be processed and used to make cranberry juices and sauces. If you have a Costco membership you’ve probably seen the large pack of dried and sweetened cranberries, which is another great cranberry treat that’s growing in popularity.
Cranberries are light to dark red when ripe and should only be used when ripe. Though it’s not recommended that you eat raw and fresh cranberries by themselves if you’ve never eaten them like that before as they do have a rather unique bitter taste. Though if you mix cranberries with something they add a great flavor to your recipe. For example, many cocktails such as the Cosmopolitan are made with cranberry juice. Cranberry juice in and of itself is a blend of cranberries, water, sugar and other fruit juices to reduce the natural bitterness and tartness and sweeten it to tasty levels.
The best part about raw cranberries is it’s great nutrient content. Raw cranberries have moderate levels of vitamin c, dietary fiber as well as Vitamins E, K, A along with a good amount of calcium, iron, manganese and potassium.
While they aren’t a magic pill that cures all, cranberries have been proved to be beneficial for a healthy body. Plus, they look cool!
So when you’re ready for some tasty Cranberry Candy treats come on over and check out some of our special Amy’s Cranberry Candy treats.