The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Family Foundation


Letters and Responses

Letter from William Harris Concern Health and Cranberries - 4 Apr 2005


Do you think fresh whole cranberries would be the best to slow prostate cancer growth or would dried whole cranberries work as well? It seems most dried cranberries contain sugar which is a no-no for anyone with cancer.

Have there been any trials done on different groups that eat cranberries in different forms, (fresh-whole, dried, or in capsules)?

Please respond of what you do know about cranberries consumption and prostate cancer.


Reply from Frank and Mary

Dear William:

Thank you from your visit and email.

You're correct about avoiding refined sugars in cranberry products. We buy our cranberries in bulk when the come into season and wash and freeze them in our freezer. We use fresh or frozen cranberries to make cranberry relish or as an ingredient in our fruit smoothies. See our recipe section:  This way we believe we get the most health benefits and enjoyment.

Fresh whole fruit (cranberries) always seems to be better than processed products or components. We also believe that people make more money from the by-products than they do from the whole fruit, and that's why the by-products are promoted.

Cranberries are not a "magic bullet" to fight prostate cancer, but they do seen to help. Please read the other articles on prostate cancer that we have posted. 

We hope this helps.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary

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