Imported Frozen Cranberries for healthy smoothies, and shakes.
Weight: 454 grams / pack (1 lb)
A group of evergreen dwarf shrubs, cultivated in the western part of the world, brings the cranberry fruits with acidic taste overwhelming the sweet. These sharp and sour berries are usually prepared to make smoothies, shakes, cranberry juice, jam, or sauce for meat dishes such as turkey or steak.
As these berries are all-natural, these may have naturally occuring tarty taste. You can even out by mixing with honey and other natural sweeteners.
Cranberries, related to bilberries or blueberries, have also been tagged as one of the superfoods for the support they provide for the health.
These healthful berries are high in nutrients and antioxidants.
Cranberries are best known for its role in the prevention of UTIs (urinary tract infections), effectively washing off bacteria from the tract, and providing more hydration. This has been credited to the antioxidants and various bioactive plant compound found in the fruit.
They are low in calories, high in vitamin C, and fiber. Considered a natural antioxidant, vitamin C can fight off free radicals and block some of the damage caused, help improve absorption of iron from plant sources, and boost the immune system. Fibers take care of cleaning up trash from body and intake of high fiber foods are generally associated with better health condition.
These nutrients found altogether in cranberries have been linked to other health benefits like prevention of certain types of cancer and diseases, immune function improvement, decreased blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Other serving ideas:
- add to oatmeal or whole grain cereal
- toss into your muffins, cookie, or cake recipe
- include in an apple dessert like pie
In the freezer at 0°F (–18°C) or below.
Note: Frozen items, especially for fruits, have the tendency to clump together. It is advisable to thaw the fruits in advance a few hours before use.
Defrosting and Thawing:
Remove from the freezer and put only needed amount to defrost in a secure plastic bag or lidded plastic container.
Place the berries in the refrigerator. Slow defrosting from 6-15 hours is preferred.
After, put the pack in a container filled with cold water to make defrosting faster. Place back in the refrigerator as soon as defrosted.
Avoid running cranberries under water or microwaving for defrosting to keep from mushy and soggy textures.
Nutrition Facts - Frozen Cranberries