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What is Cranberry?

Benefits

Health Benefits
Cancer prevention, Heart care, Kidney stone treatment, Scurvy treatment, Ulcer prevention
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General Benefits
Anti-inflammatory properties, Boosts immune system, Digestive aid, Fights against infections, Strengthens bones

Skin Benefits
Anti-aging benefits, Reduces wrinkles, Skin rejuvenation, Treatment of acne

Hair Benefits
Promotes longer and healthier hair, Protects hair, Treatment of dandruff

Cranberry Allergy

Allergy Symptoms
Anaphylaxis, Breathing difficulty, Itching, Skin rash, Swelling of mouth, tongue or lips

Side Effects
Allergic reaction, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Stomach pain, Vomiting
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Recommeded for

Pregnant Women
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Lactating Women
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Best Time to Eat
Any time except an hour after meal, Don't consume at night and before bed

Nutrition

Serving Size
100 g

Carbs
12.20 g
39
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Fiber
4.60 g
12
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Sugar
4.04 g
48
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Protein
0.39 g
51
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Protein to Carb Ratio
0.03
25
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Vitamins

Vitamin A (Retinol)
3.00 mcg
32
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Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
0.01 mg
42
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Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
0.02 mg
38
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Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
0.10 mg
61
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Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
0.30 mg
14
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Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)
0.06 mg
30
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Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
1.00 mcg
34
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Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
13.30 mg
43
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Vitamin E (Tocopherole)
1.20 mg
7
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Vitamin K (Phyllochinone)
5.10 mcg
14
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Lycopene
0.00 mcg
9
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Lutein+Zeaxanthin
91.00 mcg
14
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Choline
5.50 mg
23
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Fat
0.13 g
33
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Minerals

Potassium
85.00 mg
70
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Iron
0.25 mg
40
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Sodium
2.00 mg
18
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Calcium
8.00 mg
37
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Magnesium
6.00 mg
29
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Zinc
0.10 mg
23
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Phosphorus
13.00 mg
33
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Manganese
0.36 mg
11
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Copper
0.06 mg
36
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Selenium
0.10 mcg
16
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Fatty Acids

Omega 3s
22.00 mg
24
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Omega 6s
33.00 mg
42
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Sterol

Phytosterol
Not Available

Water Content
87.13 g
25
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Ash
0.20 g
42
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Calories

Serving Size
100 g

Calories in Fresh Fruit with Peel
46.00 kcal
27
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Calories in Fresh Fruit without Peel
Not Available

Calories in Frozen Form
42.00 kcal
21
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Calories in Dried Form
308.00 kcal
16
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Calories in Canned Form
151.00 kcal
2
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Calories in Foods

Calories in Juice
54.00 kcal
26
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Calories in Jam
150.00 kcal
33
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Calories in Pie
164.00 kcal
46
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Characteristics

Type
Berry
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Season
Autumn
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Varieties
Early Black, Howes, Ben Lear and Stevens

Seedless Variety
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Color
Red

Inside Color
White
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Shape
Round
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Texture
Juicy
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Taste
Bitter, Tart

Origin
North America

Grows on
Trees
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Cranberry Cultivation

Soil Type
Clay, Sandy, Well-drained

Soil pH
4.5-5

Climatic Conditions
Warm

Facts

Facts about Cranberry
  • Europeans thought the cranberry blossom looked like the head of a sandhill crane, hence the name Cranberry.
  • They are also known as bounce berries as they bounce when they ripe.
  • Cranberries do not grow in water.

Cranberry In Alcoholic Beverages

Wine
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Beer
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Spirits
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Cocktails
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Production

Top Producer
United States of America
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Other Countries
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Latvia, Macedonia, NA, Romania, Tunisia, Ukraine

Top Importer
Europe
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Top Exporter
United States of America
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Scientific Name

Botanical Name
Vaccinium Macrocarpon

Synonym
Oxycoccus macrocarpus

Classification

Domain
Eukarya

Kingdom
Plantae

Subkingdom
Tracheobionta

Division
Magnoliophyta

Class
Magnoliopsida
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Subclass
Dillenhidae
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Order
Ericales
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Family
Ericaceae
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Genus
Vaccinium

Species
Vaccinium macrocarpon

Generic Group
Heath
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What is Cranberry Good For?

What is Cranberry? What is Cranberry good for? All fruits are good for health but some have a better a nutritional value as compared to others. Filled with essential nutrients, Cranberry fruit acts as a remedy for various health problems. Some of the Cranberry Benefits are: heart care, kidney stone treatment, scurvy treatment, ulcer prevention and cancer prevention and its general health benefits are: anti-inflammatory properties, boosts immune system, digestive aid, fights against infections and strengthens bones. It can also be used for nourishment of skin and hair. Some skin benefits are anti-aging benefits, reduces wrinkles, skin rejuvenation and treatment of acne and hair benefits are promotes longer and healthier hair, protects hair and treatment of dandruff. If this fruit is consumed in excess or if you are intolerant, you might experience some side effects or allergies. Cranberry side effects are: allergic reaction, diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain and vomiting and its allergy symptoms are anaphylaxis, breathing difficulty, itching, skin rash and swelling of mouth, tongue or lips. Keep reading to get all the necessary information about Cranberry.

Cranberry Information

Cranberry Information includes all the details about its scientific classification and botanical name. The scientific name of this fruit is Vaccinium Macrocarpon. It belongs to Magnoliopsida class and Dillenhidae subclass. The order, family and genus is Ericales, Ericaceae and Vaccinium respectively.

All About Cranberry Nutrients

Learn all about Cranberry nutrients in this section. Cranberry contains various vital nutrients like vitamins, minerals, protein etc. The carbs, fiber and sugar content of this fruit is 12.20 g, 4.60 g and 4.04 g respectively. The protein content in this fruit is 0.39 g and protein to carb ratio is 0.03. Cranberry is a fruit belonging to Autumn Fruits and Autumn Fruits category. Water content in Cranberry is 87.13 g which helps maintain the body temperature. Omega 3s and Omega 6s helps in cell development and proper functioning of tissues. The amount of Omega 3s in Cranberry is 22.00 mg and the amount of Omega 6s in this fruit is 33.00 mg.

Vitamins and Minerals in Cranberry

Vitamins and minerals in Cranberry are one of the essential nutrients. Vitamin A is good for improving vision and good health and the amount present in this fruit is 3.00 mcg. Other vitamins are also required for proper development of body. Vitamin C in Cranberry is 13.30 mg which is good for strengthening of blood vessels. Vitamin E in Cranberry is 13.30 mg and Vitamin K is 13.30 mg. Talking about the essential minerals, Potassium, Iron and Sodium content in Cranberry are 85.00 mg, 0.25 mg and 2.00 mg respectively.

*Note: The above values are for 100 gm of fruit.