Cranberry

Nutrition

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

Plural

Cranberries

Season

available year-round

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

Popular Cranberry Recipes

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