The Cranberry: A New Jersey Native with Nutritional Punch
Cranberries are a flavorful, nutrition-packed fruit in a small package. According to nutritiondata.com, cranberries are rich in vitamin C, containing 14.6 mg in one cup – that is 25% of your recommended dietary allowance. A cup of cranberries also delivers 5 grams of fiber (20% of your RDA) and .4mg (or 20% RDA) of Manganese. Whether you eat them by themselves or throw them into your meal, they can be scrumptious and beneficial, especially in Autumn when they are fresh off the cranberry bogs of New Jersey Pine Barrens!
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. It supports the repair and regeneration of tissues, helps maintain a healthy immune system, and can contribute to lowering cholesterol.
Fiber is essential to maintain a healthy digestive system and can assist in stabilizing blood sugar levels and reducing cholesterol levels.
Manganese is an essential mineral. According to livestrong.com, manganese helps brain and nerve functioning and promotes bone formation.
Feeling hungry yet? We all know about cranberry juice and the ubiquitous Thanksgiving Day canned sauce, but how about trying these unique recipes to add some tart goodness to your fall menu?
Wild Rice with Cranberries and Caramelized Onions
This hearty salad recipe pulls together some savory and seasonal fall flavors, like wild rice, caramelized onions, and orange zest. Cooking the rice in chicken broth while adds sweetness while the cranberries supply some tartness- yum!
Want to wow your dinner guests with an unexpected combination? Be the hostess with the mostest with this seasonal themed appetizer featuring pecans, green onions, and gorgonzola cheese. Click here to see the recipe!
Can’t get enough cranberries? This list contains some unexpected options for adding cranberries to your diet like cranberry cookies. Yes, please!