If you have ever bitten into an uncooked
cranberry, youve experienced the true definition of
tart! But combine cranberries with sugar and youll
unlock the flavor of this sensational berry. Most people think
of cranberries as only something to be enjoyed during the
holiday season. But once you experiment with cranberries and
discover how great they are when paired with poultry or pork
or used in baked goods youll find that they could and
should be enjoyed all year long. Unfortunately cranberries
are seasonal and only available from October through November.
Lucky for us, cranberries freeze very well, so stock up while
they are in season and freeze them for later on in the year.
(See our great tips for
cranberries at the bottom of this article.)
If you are like many Americans you
may have grown up thinking that cranberries were only meant
to be consumed once they were gelled and in the shape of a
can. This is so unfortunate the real thing
is so much better! I have converted many guests of mine to
true cranberry sauce lovers even those who were extremely
skeptical in the beginning!
Not only are cranberries beautifully delicious,
they also have many health benefits. Cranberries have tannins,
compounds that keep bacteria from binding into cells, preventing
them from multiplying and causing infections. These tannins
are also antioxidants that help prevent certain cancers and
contribute to cardiovascular health.
We have many wonderful recipes highlighting
the extraordinary cranberry. Give them a try you may
discover that cranberries are a must have in your freezer
Salads & Main Dishes
Great Tips for Cranberries
- Dont worry about defrosting
frozen cranberries when using them in a recipe that will
- The best method way to chop cranberries
is to use a food processor.
- Dont wash cranberries until
right before using them.
- Store fresh cranberries in the refrigerator
for up to 1 month or in the freezer for up to 9 months.