This holiday season, we encourage you to experiment with cranberries beyond the usual, store-bought sauce. They can add a refreshing tartness (and festive nod) to various dishes and provide you with great health benefits. Cranberries’ antibacterial properties, as many know, can prevent or remedy urinary tract infections and can also help prevent digestive disorders and stomach ulcers. They are also high in good old vitamin C.
Another little known fact is that cranberries are one of the very few traditionally native North American fruits – which just makes us feel kind of proud of them.
When purchasing cranberries, look for the brightest, smoothest-skinned ones you can find. Frozen cranberries are also readily available and an equally nutritional option. If you are buying cranberry juice, make sure you are getting 100% juice and not a diluted cocktail.
We are on the search for go-to recipes that include cranberries! Share your favourite recipes or something new you tried this week below in the Comments section.
Here are the recipes we are going to try this week:
- Battle of the Chutneys: Holiday Chutney and Cranberry, Fig, and Pinot Noir Chutney (should be good for gift-giving)
- Cranberry-Orange Pie with Cornmeal Streusel Topping
- Blueberry-Cranberry Smoothie