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Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon)

(Cranberries)  Cranberries are a tart-sweet, astringent fruit that grows on trailing vines.  They are usually  available fresh in the markets only in mid to late fall.  We extend the cranberry season for another six months by freezing some of the berries in plastic containers in our freezer.  (Wash and clean thoroughly before freezing.)  The photo shows a container of frozen cranberries.  We buy extra cranberries when they are on special and freeze what we don't use immediately.  We have also found that freezing seems to increase the sweetness of the cranberries.  Select cranberries that are firm and red.  Whitish berries are unripe.  Cranberries are extremely high in sulphur, which is not listed in the Federal nutritional chart.  See the nutritional chart below.

Some of our Cranberry Recipes

Cranberry Orange Relish

Cranberry Orange Relish with Walnuts

Cranberry Orange Date Relish

Cranberry Orange Date Relish with Walnuts

Cranberry Orange Raisin Relish

Cranberry - Orange - Raisin Relish with Walnuts

Cranberry Orange Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Banana Cranberry Orange Cream

Fruit Smoothie with Cranberries, Apples, Oranges, Bananas and Dates

Fruit Smoothie with Cranberries, Kiwi, Apple, Banana, Dates and Orange

Cranberries, raw

Scientific Name:     Vaccinium macrocarpon

NDB No:     09078

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error
1.00 X 1 cup, whole
-------
95g
Proximates
Water
g
87.13
4
0.277
82.77
Energy
kcal
46
0
0
44
Energy
kj
194
0
0
184
Protein
g
0.39
4
0.096
0.37
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.13
4
0.032
0.12
Ash
g
0.15
4
0.029
0.14
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
12.20
0
0
11.59
Fiber, total dietary
g
4.6
4
0.117
4.4
Sugars, total
g
4.04
4
0.255
3.84
Sucrose
g
0.13
4
0.023
0.12
Glucose (dextrose)
g
3.28
4
0.194
3.12
Fructose
g
0.63
4
0.069
0.60
Lactose
g
0.00
4
0
0.00
Maltose
g
0.00
4
0
0.00
Galactose
g
0.00
4
0
0.00
Starch
g
0.00
4
0
0.00
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
8
4
0.36
8
Iron, Fe
mg
0.25
4
0.048
0.24
Magnesium, Mg
mg
6
4
0.125
6
Phosphorus, P
mg
13
4
0.659
12
Potassium, K
mg
85
4
2.481
81
Sodium, Na
mg
2
4
0.957
2
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.10
4
0.006
0.10
Copper, Cu
mg
0.061
4
0.002
0.058
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.360
4
0.025
0.342
Selenium, Se
mcg
0.1
2
0
0.1
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
13.3
4
1.238
12.6
Thiamin
mg
0.012
4
0.001
0.011
Riboflavin
mg
0.020
4
0.004
0.019
Niacin
mg
0.101
4
0.003
0.096
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.295
4
0.03
0.280
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.057
4
0.013
0.054
Folate, total
mcg
1
4
0
1
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
0
0
Folate, food
mcg
1
4
0
1
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
1
0
0
1
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
0
0.00
Vitamin A, IU
IU
60
4
5
57
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
3
4
0.25
3
Retinol
mcg
0
0
0
0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
1.20
4
0.119
1.14
Tocopherol, beta
mg
0.00
4
0
0.00
Tocopherol, gamma
mg
0.04
4
0.003
0.04
Tocopherol, delta
mg
0.00
4
0
0.00
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
5.1
4
0.448
4.8
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.011
0
0
0.010
4:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
6:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
8:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
10:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
12:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
14:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
16:0
g
0.006
0
0
0.006
18:0
g
0.002
0
0
0.002
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.018
0
0
0.017
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.001
0
0
0.001
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.018
0
0
0.017
20:1
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.055
0
0
0.052
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.033
0
0
0.031
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.022
0
0
0.021
18:4
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
20:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
22:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
22:6 n-3
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0
0
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.003
0
0
0.003
Threonine
g
0.028
0
0
0.027
Isoleucine
g
0.033
0
0
0.031
Leucine
g
0.053
0
0
0.050
Lysine
g
0.039
0
0
0.037
Methionine
g
0.003
0
0
0.003
Cystine
g
0.003
0
0
0.003
Phenylalanine
g
0.036
0
0
0.034
Tyrosine
g
0.032
0
0
0.030
Valine
g
0.045
0
0
0.043
Arginine
g
0.056
0
0
0.053
Histidine
g
0.018
0
0
0.017
Alanine
g
0.049
0
0
0.047
Aspartic acid
g
0.188
0
0
0.179
Glutamic acid
g
0.146
0
0
0.139
Glycine
g
0.048
0
0
0.046
Proline
g
0.031
0
0
0.029
Serine
g
0.051
0
0
0.048
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
0
0
0.0
Caffeine
mg
0
0
0
0
Theobromine
mg
0
0
0
0
Carotene, beta
mcg
36
4
3
34
Carotene, alpha
mcg
0
4
0
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
0
4
0
0
Lycopene
mcg
0
4
0
0
Lutein + zeaxanthin
mcg
91
4
9.478
86
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 16-1 (2004)

The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31):  'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.  And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so.   God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV)  Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!  (d-33)

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