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Kitchen Dictionary: cranberry


These shiny red berries grow in large bogs on low vines, mainly in Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts and Wisconsin.

plural: cranberries


Season: October - December

How to select: Usually packaged fresh in 12 oz bags, throw out any shriveled or discolored berries. Dried sweetened cranberries and canned cranberry sauce in puree or whole bean form are also available.

How to store: Will keep tightly wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 2 months or frozen for a year.

How to prepare: Cranberries are extremely tart, so they are often combined with sugar or other fruits when cooked. Usually cooked into a sauce used with meats at Thanksgiving and Christmas, cranberries also make good chutneys, pies and cobblers. Dried cranberries can be used like raisins.

Matches well with: apples, cinnamon, cloves, oranges, pears, sugar, walnuts

Substitutions: lingonberry, carissa, rhubarb

More Cranberry Recipes
Popular Cranberry Recipes
Chewy Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Mom's Thanksgiving Cranberry Jello Mold

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup, whole
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 46
Calories from Fat 1 (2%)
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 85mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 12.2g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4.6g 18%
Sugars 4.6g
Protein 0.4g 0%

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