Tasty Naturipe® Cranberries
Glossy red, tart and tangy, Naturipe Cranberries are full of flavor and bring a delightful taste to any dish. Our family of growers take pride in providing the highest quality fresh cranberries available. A staple on the family table during the holidays, cranberries are the fruit of the Fall.
Nutrition & Health
Cranberries are packed full of antioxidants including vitamin C, fiber, manganese and vitamins K and E. In studies, cranberries have not only been proven to prevent or reduce urinary tract infections, they have shown positive results in several other key areas of your health. Studies have concluded that these good-for-you berries have several disease fighting components including anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular and immune system support as well as anti-cancer and healthy digestive tract protection. As with most fruits and vegetables, eating fresh offers the biggest bang of health promoting antioxidants and disease fighting compounds.
When selecting Cranberries, be sure to choose berries that are deep red in color and plump in size. Look for berries that are firm to the touch and do not have any cuts, cracks or bruises. Fresh cranberries can be stored for up to three weeks in a refrigerator and are great for freezing. Avoid washing cranberries when first storing them, only wash before serving.
Interesting Fact: The cranberry is native to North America and was enjoyed by American Indians cooked and sweetened with honey or maple syrup; a recipe which was likely served at the first New England Thanksgiving celebrations. The cranberry belongs to the same genus as the blueberry. Cranberries have also been referred to as “bounceberries” because a sign of ripeness is a bouncy berry.