Healthy Eating

Cranberries

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Cranberries are harvested between early September and late October, with the peak market period from October until the end of December.

Tasty Tip

To make your own cranberry juice, cover berries with water and simmer for 40 minutes. Purée and sweeten to taste with sugar or a nonsugar sweetener like stevia extract.

Quick & Easy Recipe

Simmer 3 cups (425 grams) of cranberries in 3/4 cup (170 ml) water and mash when soft. Add 1 1/2 cups (340 grams) sugar, simmer for 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally, and refrigerate.

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The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.