The fall-favorite fruit, cranberries are bursting with health benefits, but did you know they are native to North America? Find out more cranberry facts here.
- Cranberries are one of the few fruits native to North America.
- The 5 states known for growing cranberries are: Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington.
- Cranberries have small pockets where air seeps into that allows them to float.
- Cranberries do not grow in water.
- Cranberries are approximately 90% water.
- Cranberries are typically in season from October until December.
- Cranberries can be used as fabric dyes.
- Cranberries have many health benefits such as preventing urinary tract infections, aiding in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and helping slow down tumor progression.
- Only about 5% of cranberries are sold fresh while the rest are turned into cranberry juice, sauce, etc.
- One cup to cranberries is about 50 calories.
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