These 9 ways to eat cranberries prove you can enjoy these tart berries in more then just cranberry sauce!
Cranberries are an exceptional food. The firm, ripe berries are tart, and are typically mixed with a sweetener which creates a lovely tart/sweet combination that can’t be beat. Few holiday menus are complete without them! But the flavor is not the only wonderful thing about these little red berries.
Research has discovered that:
Drinking cranberry juice can block urinary infections by binding to bacteria so they can’t adhere to cell walls. While women often drink unsweetened cranberry juice to treat an infection, there’s no hard evidence that works.
A compound in cranberries, proanthocyanidine, prevents plaque formation on teeth; mouthwashes containing it are being developed to prevent periodontal disease.
In some people, regular cranberry juice consumption for months can kill the H. pylori bacteria, which can cause stomach cancer and ulcers.msnbc.com
And there is much more promising research being done. So if you’re looking to increase your consumption of this wonderful berry, here are 9 recipes to get you started.